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Photolithography Materials Development Engineer

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Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Boise, ID, US

Company: Micron


Req. ID: 138812 


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.


As a Photolithography Materials Engineer at Micron Technology in Boise, Idaho, you will be responsible for material selection and optimization for advanced memory devices. You will collaborate with our team of process engineers to define material requirements and timelines for next-generation memory products. We coordinate material evaluations with several suppliers to drive improvements in imaging performance, quality, and cost. After identifying materials that meet product requirements, you will engage with our process team to implement the best material on product. You will spend several hours per week in the cleanroom, testing new photoresists on tracks and scanners. Our team collaborates with other technology development and manufacturing sites worldwide, and leads alignment projects to ensure all fabs are matched on the best processes. Additionally, you will address process issues with pilot manufacturing and support process excursions and lead continuous improvements for manufacturability.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • We are looking for people with strong aptitude in research and development and an interest and capability to build new production-worthy and efficient photolithography technologies.
  • Share technical data and work closely with suppliers to optimize materials for specific applications.
  • Work in a cleanroom, follow safety procedures, and use appropriate personal protection equipment.
  • Communicate effectively with groups across different departments, sites, and geographies. Maintain global alignment on photo materials and process conditions.
  • Provide technical support for excursions related to photo materials, both in Boise and at other Micron sites.


Qualifications and Skills :

  • Degree/Major: M.S. or Ph.D. in Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or Electrical Engineering, or a B.S. with 5 years’ relevant experience.
  • Hands-on experience with cleanroom equipment, including familiarity with lithography equipment and processing, and related metrology.
  • Knowledge and an understanding of chemical processes specific to lithography, including photoresists for 365 nm, 248 nm, 193 nm, and EUV lithography.
  • Knowledge of optics for photolithography or experience with photolithography simulation software such as Prolith or S-Litho is helpful
  • Coursework or industry experience showing strong statistical analysis skills, including design of experiments and data analysis. Experience with JMP, Python, or other statistical analysis software is helpful
  • Flexibility to work occasional weekends and evenings, as necessary.


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 submit: Job Information Request Form to:

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