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Product Yield Enhancement Physical Failure Analysis Engineering Technician

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Date: Feb 15, 2019

Location: Boise, ID, US

Company: Micron


Req. ID: 127057 

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 Product Yield Enhancement (PYE) Physical Failure Analysis (PFA) Engineering Technician for Micron Technology, Inc., you will be responsible for providing full physical failure analysis, circuit edits and functional de-capsulation, supporting qualifications, customer returns, new device introduction, and general test failures. You will become a subject matter expert on physical failure analysis, circuit edits and de-capsulation methods, tools and techniques. You will also be responsible for understanding all relevant analytical techniques; electrical failure modes, architecture, fabrication process, device operation and device physics for solid state memory devices. In this work environment you will be required to follow lab policies and safety procedures.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:


  • Conducting Physical Defect Analysis
  • Performing Circuit Edit
  • Conducting Functional De-Capsulation


Successful Candidates for this position will have:


  • A positive attitude and high level of motivation
  • The ability to work at a fast pace without compromising quality
  • The ability to be a team player
  • Effective time and project management skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Effective customer relationship building skills


Desired Skills and Experience:


  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Focused Ion Beam (FIB)
  • Sample preparation (etching and mechanical polishing)
  • Cadence (CAD)
  • Electronics and basic understanding of failure mechanisms
  • Analytical techniques such as EDS
  • Basic understanding of semiconductor fabrication processes
  • Basic understanding of assembly processes
  • Fault isolation




  • The ability to work a 12 hour shift, rotating Day/Night shifts, every 4 months. Actual days TBD


Education Required:


Associates Degree (Microscopy/Electronics) Bachelors Degree (non engineering) or equivalent experience in:

  • Microscopy
  • Semiconductor Manufactuing
  • Electronics


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.

We recruit, hire, train, promote, discipline and provide other conditions of employment without regard to a person's race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, veteran’s status, or other classifications protected under law.  This includes providing reasonable accommodation for team members' disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

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).

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