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R&D Dry Etch Process Development Engineer

Boise, ID, US


Req. ID: 204448 


Micron memory and storage solutions define what the world can do with data. Our more than 37,000 team members, in 18 different countries, work with countless customers to innovate every day and pursue the products that will shape how we live and work tomorrow. Company’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life and use our core values to fulfill our mission to be a global leader in memory and storage solutions.


As R&D Dry Etch Process Development Engineers at Micron Technology, Inc., we develop, design, and optimize plasma dry etch processes for Micron's leading-edge memory parts. As a team, we have the exciting responsibility to design and optimize plasma etch processes! This significant position enables you to take ideas from conception, through process development, all the way to implementation in our production facilities. You will tackle day to day challenging tactical and technical problems that makes your process and module extremely robust. Your primary areas of responsibility include development and characterization of plasma etch processes, optimization, troubleshooting, process transfer, and fundamental research. Micron offers a flexible working environment to maintain a good work-life balance and still meet the demands of our fast-paced development and dynamic environment!


We work in a very collaborative atmosphere where dry etch engineers interact with various groups such as process integration, electrical failure analysis, yield enhancement, manufacturing, and equipment vendors to ensure robust etch processes that meet the precise physical and electrical requirements for Micron products. Experienced engineers will be key drivers of multi-area technology roadmaps which has a direct influence in Micron’s global leadership in semiconductor manufacturing. You could also be traveling to


Micron global locations to support new part start-up and troubleshooting.

This position requires an aptitude for a research and development environment, good organization skills and the ability to work independently or in a team environment. This role is very critical to the success of Micron's products and may require travel to Micron manufacturing sites.


Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

R&D Pilot Line Fab

  • Developing processes to meet structural and electrical specifications
  • Driving dry etch and influencing technology roadmaps
  • Delivering advanced technology to meet future product nodes
  • Supporting root cause defect and unique fail mode analysis
  • Process Integration
  • Updating the Fab engineers on customer issues and technology needs
  • Manage wafers though Dry Etch levels in support of special requirements


Other Process Areas

  • Work with diverse teams to jointly develop device structures
  • Support multi-functional failure analysis and yield improvement


Dry Etch peers

  • Maintain or develop expertise in multiple process, hardware, or technology areas.
  • Be a resource for peers in recipe & process development.



  • Understand Transport phenomena, Electromagnetics, Atomic/Molecular physics, and Surface phenomena
  • Proven trouble shooting, experimental design and data analysis skills
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office
  • Familiarity or expertise with data analysis software such as JmP, and Python will be beneficial
  • Understand the principles of dry etch processing and have a basic understanding of plasma sources used in plasma etching
  • Understand process control and Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • An understanding of solid-state devices (optional)



  • You have a PhD/MS or BS with at least 5 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics


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 demonstrate 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 by completing our General Contact Form

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