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R&D Equipment Development Engineer

Boise, ID, US


Req. ID: 220764 


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.


An Equipment Development Engineer is an integral member of the Technology Development Engineering team at Micron Technology and enables our development of tomorrow's memory and storage technology. The primary focus of this role is developing cutting edge semiconductor processing hardware – both internally with process engineering and externally with vendors – to enable novel process technology.

Success is derived through partnership with the process development team and effective project management of vendor resources to achieve process technology and efficiency benchmarks. Equipment Development Engineers use creative experimental techniques and have access to a full suite of semiconductor analytics lab equipment and on-board plasma diagnostics to solve outstanding technical challenges.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

R&D Process Development

  • Develop and define hardware requirements enabling new processing technology
  • Provide hardware technical support to the process development staff
  • Execute the characterization program of new tools and identify and close any hardware and procedural gaps
  • Execute against project goals - close hardware gaps before transfer to internal customers.
  • Rapidly learn and understand the interactions between R&D/Manufacturing/Procurement
  • Be a specialist – internally and externally – collaborating on hardware technology roadmaps.
  • Manage installation and upgrades of tools ensuring quality of work, cost control and alignment to project schedule.
  • Partner with process engineering to define hardware roadmap. This includes; wafer processing hardware, diagnostics, data collection requirements, and hardware quality control/variation reduction
  • Partner with tool vendors developing training program for next generation equipment
  • Mentor equipment technicians and engineers.
  • Partner with Pilot Line to develop internal quality control (SPC) for new process hardware.
  • Establish and build relationships with peers building a culture of alignment on Best Known Methods for equipment maintenance and matching procedures.
  • Always execute with Safety first behaviors.


Successful candidates for this position will have:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with customers, stakeholders, and managers
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal direction / supervision
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Strong analytical skills - ability to identify embedded correlations
  • An electromechanical or hardware derived work history/education
  • Ability to generate data-based problem statements and success criteria
  • Strong teamwork skills - ability to work in cross-disciplinary teams facing cross-organizational logistical challenges
  • Effective project management skills achieving goals and timelines
  • Ability to multi-task and manage numerous projects simultaneously
  • Strong digital literacy, or minimally the ability to learn quickly new programs like JMP and other data analysis programs



  • B.S. in Engineering or Science discipline (Physics, Electrical Engineering) + 5 years of related proven experience
  • M.S./Ph.D. in Science or Engineering discipline (experience is preferred)


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.




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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