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Process Hazard Analysis Engineer

Boise, ID, US


Req. ID: 167001 


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.


Technology Development (TD) Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) Engineers are responsible for managing the Process Hazard Analysis application for Micron's Technology Development sites. As new tools, chemistries or processes are planned for TD, the PHA Engineer will collect all of the data and documents to evaluate the potential risk factors and work with key partners to design and implement mitigation strategies. The PHA Engineer is also an integral component to the TD Tool Install business process and supports a safe and streamlined program.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:


  • Finishes the required safety training and conducts all work in accordance with Micron and TD safety policies
  • Follows-up on process safety, personnel safety and quality related issues immediately and works towards resolution with partners
  • Performs and facilitates audits and submits actionable findings on safety issues
  • Proactively reduces risk levels, safety hazards and loss of primary containment
  • Reports all safety-related concerns or problems immediately to the appropriate individual (Emergency Response Team, Supervision, etc.)
  • Leads implementation of Micron’s risk based process safety management (PSM) system
  • Performs audits and submits process safe catches and good catches on safety issues



  • Works with key partners to develop applications to continuously improve process safety metrics
  • Collaborate with site environmental, health and safety (EHS), facilities engineers, TD engineers and suppliers to define and implement safe alternatives and appropriate control measures when process hazards are identified
  • Works well with key partners in the TD Tool Install business process and the Tool Install Qualification (TIQ) program
  • Partners with the process development engineer (PDE), manufacturing development engineer (MDE), Facilities, EHS, and the Micron Global Process Safety Management (PSM) community to deliver first-hand information, specifications, and training related to process hazard characterization of new processes and equipment transferring from TD to high volume manufacturing (HVM)


Project Management/Planning

  • Assists or leads process safety projects through all phases (initiate, plan, execute, closeout) with multiple stakeholders
  • Provides project-specific direction and guidance to project team to facilitate timely, low risk, quality-based results
  • Leads TD projects that define improvements in quality, efficiency and cost reduction while maintaining process safety solutions



  • Systematically reviews process safety hazards for new equipment and changes to existing equipment, including processes, chemicals, or hardware within TD Identifies and characterizes process hazards in the development of new processes, parts, and technologies within TD
  • Conducts or participates in detailed process hazard analyses (i.e. HazOp or other hazard analyses) to figure out hazard potential impact to TD and to HVM
  • Leads the development of engineering solutions and strategies for controlling physical and health hazards at all points of a new process, chemistry, or system (i.e. manufacturing process to abatement) before the process transfers to HVM
  • Reviews the process chemistry, including reactivity, byproduct formation, and other material characteristics (i.e. flammability, corrosivity, etc.)
  • Reviews typical process operations, including the possibility of upsets, modes of failure, and consequence of failures


Fab Performance

  • Reviews FOAK and SOAK tool installations prior to install
  • Reviews FOAK and SOAK Facilities systems prior to install
  • Reviews process development and scale up with respect to process hazards and personnel safety, and proactively address topics that have the potential to disrupt process development
  • Support TD development and pilot production by way of cost effective engineering solutions to hazard scenarios
  • Reviews technology transfer processes that are probable to transfer out of TD to HVM, and proactively addresses process safety related topics that have the potential to disrupt high volume manufacturing operations


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Chemistry or Chemical engineering with semiconductor technology experience
  • Demonstrated experience in process safety management and process hazard analysis
  • Thorough understanding of the Micron leadership long and short term goals and how the PHA group goals align to them
  • Excellent multi-tasking, time-management, organization and prioritization skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships
  • Can successfully communicate complex analysis in a succinct and actionable manner
  • Confirmed ability to plan, drive and complete projects effectively
  • Works effectively with team members from different disciplines
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be detailed oriented and able to follow complex procedures
  • Able to prioritize responsibilities and balance multiple tasks
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, OneNote and Power Point
  • Desire to continuously learn and self-improve
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, develop, propose, and implement effective plans to improve overall efficiency
  • Able to organize and efficiently facilitate meetings and project teams
  • Demonstrated analytical problem solving skills with ability to troubleshoot complex problems and address root causes
  • Excellent partnering and team-working skills
  • Can effectively communicate and present technical information


Preferred :

  • BS in Chemical Engineering with advanced degree or certification in Process Safety Management. At least two years in Fab 4 or manufacturing.


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/San Jose 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

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