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Physical Failure Analysis Technician - YE

Boise, ID, US

Micron’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all.  Join an inclusive team focused on one thing: using our expertise in the relentless pursuit of innovation for customers and partners. The solutions we create help make everything from virtual reality experiences to breakthroughs in neural networks possible. We do it all while committing to integrity, sustainability, and giving back to our communities. Because doing so can spark the very innovation we are pursuing. 


Req. ID: 261545 


About Us:

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 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, and casual/respectful dress attire.


Job Description:

As a Fab 4 YE PFA (Physical Failure Analysis) Technician at Micron, you will focus on the operation and minor maintenance of SEMs and Dual Beams (FIB/SEM), sample preparation for SEM /Dual Beam that includes safe operation of the acid hood, sputter coaters, ion millers, UV cleaners, March/Oxford etchers, SELA (micro-cleaving tool), CMP, Nikon Optiphot and Zeiss Microtronics optical microscopes. Perform physical failure analysis using SEM, FIB, STEM/TEM prep, de-layering, and a keen eye for detail.


In this role, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Provide SEM support for FAB 4 – PFA technicians support the FAB 4 incoming SEM requests from the fab. The level of support needed will depend on the SEM queue on any given day.
  • Provide PFA support for FAB 4 YE part types (NAND, DRAM, MTX, and EM)
  • Communicate with part type engineers regarding requests, priorities, and/or general communications regarding the queue, etc.
  • Communicate with Micron team members and supplier representatives at all levels regarding tool issues, requests, support items, etc.


Qualified candidates for this position will have:

  • Good understanding of FAB process steps: wet etch, dry etch, PVD, ALD, CMP, etc.
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently
  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal and presentation)
  • Ability to analyze problems and provide resolution
  • Experience in semiconductor physical failure analysis preferred but not required
  • PC skills to include M.S. Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, OneNote)
  • Available to work any shift and work overtime as needed (all technicians rotate between days and nights)



  • A.A.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology or related field
  • Candidates that meet Micron Manufacturing Technician Guidelines (MT) will also be considered.


It has been, and will continue to be, the policy of Micron to administer all human resource actions and benefits without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran's or other legally protected status. Each manager, supervisor, and team member is responsible for carrying out this policy.

The EEO Administrator in Human Resources is responsible for administration of this policy. The administrator will monitor compliance and is available to answer any questions on EEO matters. To request assistance with the application process, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 (or 208-368-4748).


About Micron Technology, Inc.

We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions. Through our global brands – Micron® and Crucial® – our broad portfolio of high-performance memory and storage technologies, including DRAM, NAND, 3D XPoint™ memory and NOR, is transforming how the world uses information to enrich life. Backed by more than 40 years of technology leadership, our memory and storage solutions enable disruptive trends, including artificial intelligence, 5G, machine learning and autonomous vehicles, in key market segments like mobile, data center, client, consumer, industrial, graphics, automotive, and networking. Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq under the MU symbol. To learn more visit


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.


Micron prohibits the use of child labor and complies with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and other international and industry labor standards.


Micron does not charge candidates any recruitment fees or unlawfully collect any other payment from candidates as consideration for their employment with Micron.


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

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