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Principal Engineer-Photo Equipment

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. 

A Principal Engineer focused on Photo Equipment is an integral member of the Technology Development Engineering team at Micron Technology and enables our development of tomorrow's memory and storage technology! We develop groundbreaking semiconductor processing hardware – both internally with process engineering and externally with vendors – to enable novel process technology. We redefine what is possible within our R&D facilities! Are you ready for your next challenge?


Job Description– Technology Development Photo Equipment Engineer


Equipment Management

  • Work with vendors to develop and enhance equipment performance not only for F4, but for HVM applications as well. 
  • Develop, monitor and revise PM strategies to ensure the system is performing optimally
  • Schedule vendor tasks (MAPs, Patches, Consumable replacements, Repairs, etc.)
  • Develop availability, reliability, and productivity improvement plans
  • Demonstrate ownership of assigned projects including, but not limited to, coordination, installation, maintenance, documentation, modification and over all support of equipment projects.


Additional Items to manage:

  • Tool Matching / Reticle Modification
  • Imaging Stability Monitoring
  • Defectivity Monitoring
  • Reticle / Lens Heating / Wafer Heating analysis
  • Investigate excursions
  • Backside wafer contamination monitoring/investigations
  • Scanner recipes
  • Software upgrades and issues


Equipment monitoring

  • Work with Vendors to develop and enhance equipment performance through monitoring and performance metrics. 
  • Provide updates to management regarding system issues, metrics and overall performance
  • Monitor and track the following items:
  • Tool Matching / Reticle Modification
  • Chuck flatness
  • Baseliner Overlay and Focus Stability
  • ADAM/E3/SPACE/scripts and macros
  • Laser performance metrics



  • Work with Vendors to develop and enhance equipment performance through monitoring and performance metrics. 
  • Work with facilities engineering and operations on any facilities issues or any new requirements from ASML


Vendor management

  • New Vendor Badging and Safety Tours
  • Renew badges when needed for existing vendors
  • ILSBRES user access maintenance


R&D Area Objectives

  • Contributes expert subject area knowledge to resolve issues and solve highly complex problems
  • Support ongoing assigned projects. Work with process development engineers on issues and projects.
  • Summarize plans, progress to existing experimental work, and concluded work in the form of written reports.
  • Work on the equipment in any areas where you can help meet department goals
  • Help to shape strategic decisions
  • Provides advice and counsel to senior management on significant technical issues
  • Builds on strong customer relationships to understand customer expectations 


Develop yourself and others

  • Serve as a technical scanner authority within Micron.
  • Possess equipment knowledge in your area.
  • Support inform and train other Equipment Engineers in the group.
  • Act as an expert and resource for on shift equipment techs and engineers.
  • Provide training and documentation in your areas of scanner expertise for pilot line, and PDE engineering
  • Recognize and reward Micron team members for outstanding performance.
  • Active engagement with your counterparts in other fabs on equipment issues related to yield, cost, productivity and performance.
  • Provide documentation related to equipment configuration and setup.
  • Engage the vendors for information to improve your knowledge of the equipment



  • Identify and promptly report hazards.
  • Follow safety procedures and area work rules including proper PPE, lockout and chemical safety.
  • Operate and maintain equipment and tools within manufacturer’s and company guidelines.
  • Use proper lifting techniques and work in an ergonomically correct manner.
  • Maintain safety certifications in TRAIN.


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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