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Sr. Engineer - Dry Etch Process Development

Boise, ID, US


Req. ID: 212481 


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 R&D Dry Etch Process Development Engineer at Micron Technology, Inc., you will design and optimize plasma etch processes for Micron's leading edge memory. You will take ideas from conception through process development then implementation in our production facilities.

Your primary areas of responsibility include plasma etch process characterization, optimization, design, troubleshooting, process transfer and fundamental research. Dry Etch Process Development Engineers interact with 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. This position requires that you have 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 critical to the success of Micron's products and may require travel to Micron manufacturing sites.



Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Developing Dry Etch recipes to meet structural & electrical requirements.
  • Delivering advanced technology to meet future product nodes.
  • You will work in cross-functional teams to jointly develop device structures.
  • Supporting multi-functional failure analysis and yield improvement.
  • Updating the Fab engineers on customer issues and technology needs.
  • You will manage wafers though Dry Etch levels in support of special requirements.
  • Supporting root cause defect and unique fail mode analysis.
  • You will maintain or develop expertise in multiple process, hardware, or technology areas.
  • You will be a resource for peers in recipe & process development.





  • Dry etch experience or exposure in CMOS, Low K, BEOL applications will be highly preferred
  • Strong data analysis, scripting /coding skills, using software’s like JMP or Python will be highly preferred
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office
  • Solid trouble shooting, experimental design and data analysis skills
  • Understand the principles of dry etch processing and have a basic understanding of plasma sources used in plasma etching
  • Understanding of process control and Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • You understand Transport phenomena, Electromagnetics, Atomic/Molecular physics, and Surface phenomena
  • An understanding of solid state devices





  • You have a MS/PhD or a BS and at least 5 years 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 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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