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O&M Chemical Systems Engineer Lead

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Date: Aug 11, 2019

Location: Boise, ID, US

Company: Micron


Req. ID: 130503 


Micron Technology’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life and our commitment to people, innovation, tenacity, collaboration, and customer focus allows us to fulfill our mission to be a global leader in memory and storage solutions. This means conducting business with integrity, accountability, and professionalism while supporting our global community.


The Facilities Chemical Systems Engineer Lead at Micron Technology, Inc., is responsible for working in a team environment with other engineering disciplines to provide detailed designs and construction specifications for the maintenance of site Facilities systems in support of semiconductor manufacturing. In addition, the Chemical Systems Engineer Lead supervises other engineers and coordinates the priorities of the area to engineers, technicians and equipment vendors.  Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Safety & Quality

  • Completes all required safety training and conducts all work in accordance with Micron and Technology Development (TD) safety policies
  • Stops work for safety if unsafe conditions and/or behaviors are identified
  • Utilizes and reviews job hazard analysis (JHA/JSA) for work being performed
  • Follows all safety and environmental procedures to ensure compliance with applicable regulations including PPE, CoHe (lockout /tagout) and chemical safety
  • Follows-up on safety and quality related issues immediately and works towards resolution with stakeholders
  • Actively participates in the EHS program by reporting all EHS-related concerns or problems immediately (maximum 24 hours)
  • Performs and facilitates audits and submits good catches
  • Always wears appropriate PPE, per JHA, Supervisor, EHS professionals, and/or job designation
  • Proactively identifies opportunities to reduce potential hazards which may impact personnel health and/or the environment.
  • Uses proper lifting techniques and works in an ergonomically correct manner
  • Follows proper change management practices to ensure safety and quality expectations are met
  • Drives quality improvement initiatives in their area to reduce Fab impacts, improve efficiency and identify cost savings.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and tools within manufacturer’s and company guidelines to ensure safety and quality expectations are met
  • Ensures area-specific procedures and documents exist and submits updates to content when needed


Communication & Collaboration

  • Ensures appropriate communication with facilities and manufacturing stakeholders
  • Partners with key stakeholders to develop solutions to continuously improve critical metrics
  • Partners with stakeholders to resolve equipment/process issues and maximize system stability
  • Collaborates with areas leaders to create personal performance and development goals
  • Communicates proactively with leaders and stakeholders on the daily priorities and issues
  • Attends and participates in meetings and provides relevant technical input
  • Partners with area leaders and stakeholders to gather input for area improvement
  • Communicates changes made to equipment and follows business rules for change control
  • Partners in data collection, gap analysis, and improvement implementation
  • Proactively communicates issues that could cause Fab impact, defects, tool restrictions, or lost moves
  • Coordinates with stakeholders and leaders on issues and changes, and provides regular status updates
  • Broadens cross-disciplinary knowledge through new assignments
  • Listens to customer feedback, recognizes opportunities and provides feedback for technical innovation
  • Uses questioning skills to better understand customer needs 
  • Interprets customer needs to identify potential opportunities
  • Communicates highly complex information to internal and external contacts
  • Exchanges complex information with colleagues and managers
  • Provides advice and guidance to less experienced team members


Project Management/Planning:

  • Utilizes a systematic project management methodology to develop, prioritize and manage projects
  • Manages projects to ensure deliverables are completed within the required scope, schedule and budget
  • Tracks actions and provides escalation path or resources to ensure actions will be completed on time
  • Defines and leads complex, multi-disciplinary projects of critical importance to Micron
  • Collaborates with stakeholders on the design and coordination of projects  
  • Prepares project scope and ensures necessary input from appropriate stakeholders
  • Ensures that scope meets requestor needs
  • Collaborates with consultant resources
  • Coordinates and leads meetings and initiates follow-up actions
  • Provides support for the installation or commissioning of new facilities infrastructure
  • Provides support for cost and schedule estimates and justification for approval
  • Reviews design packages
  • Follows change management procedures
  • Works with appropriate personnel to address problems or make corrections
  • Supports equipment startup and commissioning
  • Helps to shape strategic decisions and provides technical support
  • Collaborates with Procurement, Manufacturing and appropriate stakeholders on new tool/system purchases


 Technical/Data Analysis:

  • Analyzes systems data to make critical decisions, improve performance, gain efficiency, and drive cost savings
  • Provides effective and timely guidance to resolve issues and is highly engaged in key problem resolution
  • Provides troubleshooting support for complex problems and addresses root cause 
  • Performs problem analysis using standard tools and methodologies
  • Supports risk and/or failure mode and effects analysis
  • Eliminates single points of failure and mitigates risk
  • Provides consultation and technical support to Operations, Maintenance, Manufacturing and other department/sites
  • Provides engineering support to ensure facility compliance with federal, state, and local regulations
  • Identifies and develops a strategy for equipment/processes that streamlines PM frequencies and effectiveness
  • Partners with key stakeholders to identify gaps and opportunities for equipment/process efficiencies
  • Works with Manufacturing on excursion root cause identification, elimination, and prevention
  • Supports corporate requests and assignments
  • Supports benchmark activities on operational, procedural, engineering, facilities systems
  • Maintains applicable discipline knowledge, such as chemical theory, instrumentation control theory, high purity principles, etc.
  • Maintains equipment support knowledge, such as hazard protocol, leak detection, etc.
  • Drives a culture of TPM including TPM metrics, CIP items, MTAGs, and procedures
  • Applies standard engineering principles and practices
  • Establishes procedures and corrective actions to avoid reoccurrences of issues
  • Utilizes administrative and engineering databases in support of job tracking, engineering data, capital equipment facilitation, and critical system loads and capacities
  • Performs research and development on emerging facilities technologies to support cutting-edge semiconductor processes
  • Incorporates safety controls in every aspect of the design, enhancement, and modification process


Performance Management 

  • Conducts regular performance management and professional development of direct reports through clear expectations and accountability
  • Ensures direct reports utilize the performance management tools, including maintaining documentation to capture feedback, plans, and progress to support performance rating
  • Ensures team members complete all assigned tasks before critical deadlines are passed by maintaining open dialogue and feedback
  • Defines organizational roles to meet the overall job expectations of the team 
  • Knows Micron policies and partners closely with HR
  • Ensures the area has succession plans for all key positions
  • Provides guidance to identify, develop and promote technical expertise (process, device, equipment, etc.)
  • Meets regularly with team members to review performance, provide feedback and create development plans utilizing SuccessFactors
  • Partners with direct reports to create long/short-term goals and projects that meet individual needs and the needs of the department
  • Recognizes and rewards team members both privately and publicly for their successes



  • Proven ability to lead a technical team to meet area and department goals 
  • Proven ability to manage the performance of direct reports
  • Proven ability to develop and mentor team members
  • Proven ability to lead by example in demonstrating Micron values and leadership competencies
  • Strong leadership skills with the proven ability to coordinate efforts across a variety of groups
  • Strong partnering, negotiation, and team-working skills with team members from different disciplines
  • Excellent multi-tasking, time-management, organization and prioritization skills
  • Proven ability to communicate complex analysis in a succinct and actionable manner
  • Proven ability to plan, drive and complete projects effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and efficiently facilitate meetings and project teams
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be detailed oriented, follow complex procedures, and work with minimal supervision
  • Advanced PC skills including a familiarity with MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MICAP, Ariba, and MAXIMO
  • Demonstrated ability to continuously learn and self-improve
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, develop, propose, and implement effective plans to improve overall efficiency
  • Demonstrated analytical problem-solving skills with ability to troubleshoot complex problems and address root causes
  • Proven ability to communicate and present technical information effectively to all audiences
  • Strong understanding of data extraction, data analysis and reporting methodologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of chemical theory, instrumentation control theory, high purity principles, etc.)


Education and Experience:

  • Required: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Semiconductor, Chemistry, or related field of study
  • Preferred: Master's Degree; Engineering-Chemical, related field of study
  • Preferred: Three or more years of experience


About Us


As the leader in innovative memory solutions, Micron is helping the world make sense of data by delivering technology that is transforming how the world uses information. Through our global brands — Micron, Crucial and Ballistix — we offer the industry’s broadest portfolio. We are the only company manufacturing today’s major memory and storage technologies: DRAM, NAND, NOR and 3D XPoint™ memory. Our solutions are purpose built to leverage the value of data to unlock financial insights, accelerate scientific breakthroughs and enhance communication around the world.


Micron Benefits


Employee Rewards Program, Healthcare, Paid time off (Combined Sick and Vacation Time), Retirement savings plans, Paid maternity/paternity leave, Employee Assistance Program, Professional development training, Workplace wellness programs, Micron Health Clinic (Boise only), Fitness Center / Activity rooms (Boise only), Tuition Reimbursement, Micron Corporate Discounts, Casual Dress attire.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

For US Sites Only: To request assistance with the application process and/or for reasonable accommodations, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 or 208-368-4748 and/or by completing our General Contact Form

Keywords:  Boise || Idaho (US-ID) || United States (US) || Technology Development || Experienced || Regular || Facilities/Site Services || Not Applicable || Tier 4 || 

Nearest Major Market: Boise
Nearest Secondary Market: Meridian

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