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Shift Equipment Engineer

Boise, ID, US


Req. ID: 178921 

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.


The Shift Equipment Engineer is responsible for monitoring, sustaining, and improving the equipment in their assigned area, while working in partnership with Shift Ops team members, area engineers and tool vendors. Shift Equipment Engineers monitor tool performance, schedule and perform preventative maintenance on assigned tool sets, and use mechanical, electronic and PC/software skills to troubleshoot and repair equipment issues. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Safety & Quality: 

  • Completes all required safety training and conducts all work in accordance with safety policies and regulations
  • Follows-up on safety and quality related issues immediately and works towards resolution with stakeholders
  • Performs and facilitates audits and submits good catches on safety issues
  • Proactively reduces incidents of personal injuries, safety hazards or environmental releases
  • Operates and maintains tools according to documentation and guidelines to ensure safety and quality expectations are met 
  • Creates and modifies equipment procedures via approved TD change management methods
  • Reviews and documents long term down events to ensure root cause, follow-up documentation, and communication across the process area and 1st shift team.
  • Reviews and identifies hardware related failures and creates and executes plans to fix root-cause

Communication & Collaboration:

  • Collaborates with supervisor and areas leaders to create personal performance and development goals
  • Partners with 1st Shift Engineers and Shift Engineers/Technicians to execute to daily priorities
  • Proactively communicates issues that could cause yield loss, excursions, defects, tool restrictions, or output loss
  • Ensures pass down is updated and accurately reflects the work performed and tool current statuses
  • Communicates current/upcoming tools issues and mitigation plans

Technical/Data Analysis:

  • Provides troubleshooting support for complex problems and address root causes 
  • Provides effective and timely guidance to resolve equipment issues and is highly engaged in key problem resolution
  • Supports a culture of TPM including TPM metrics, WS health reports, CIP items, MTAGs, MOP documents and restoration guides
  • Escalates inventory issues to the 1st shift team including ATIR, dead inventory, kitting BOMs, spare, etc.
  • Assists with equipment installs and engineering tests
  • Drives to increase tool uptime through systematic problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Assists 1st shift engineering with long-term down equipment
  • Identifies and reduces tool-generated defects to improve quality
  • Identifies and resolves chronic equipment alarm issues
  • Improves tool availability by finding solutions to ongoing problems
  • Owns shift equipment performance metrics
  • Partners with stakeholders to develop hardware and software improvements
  • Identifies the golden tool and optimizes the rest of the fleet to match
  • Creates reports summarizing equipment availability, variability, and cost reduction projects

Project Management/Planning:

  • Partners with equipment owners to develop, prioritize, and manage projects
  • Manages projects to ensure deliverables are completed within the required scope, schedule and budget
  • Tracks actions and provides escalation path or resources to ensure actions will be completed on time
  • Supports department business processes for new tool installations, modifications and removals

Successful Candidates must have the following Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of AC/DC circuits, including: fundamentals of electricity, and basic electronic components and circuits
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with the ability to understand and troubleshoot mechanical systems
  • Vacuum system knowledge and an ability to troubleshoot vacuum systems
  • Proven ability to use schematic diagrams to troubleshoot systems to components level
  • Intermediate PC skills including a familiarity with MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MICAP, Ariba, and MAXIMO
  • Intermediate understanding of the process flow related to area equipment
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to efficiently organize tasks
  • Strong partnering, negotiation and teamwork skills
  • Intermediate understanding of the Fab process areas including area processing equipment   
  • Basic knowledge of the main utility systems supplied by the Facilities group
  • Strong understanding of SPC principles
  • Strong understanding of the use and risks of GeRM
  • Basic data extraction, analysis, and reporting skills
  • Proven ability in multi-tasking complex projects and enjoy working in a fast pace environment
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot basic problems and address root causes
  • Basic understanding of physics, area chemistry, and algebraic concepts
  • Demonstrated analytical problem solving skills
  • Proven time management, organization, and prioritization skills
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot issues related to process flows
  • Proven ability to follow procedures and work with minimal supervision
  • Flexible with job responsibilities and shift assignments

Education and Experience:

Required: BS in an Engineering related field Preferred: Masters in an Engineering related field


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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