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TD Probe Manufacturing Technician

Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: Boise, ID, US

Company: Micron


Req. ID: 130911 

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 Probe Manufacturing Technician, you will support Technology Development (TD) by processing wafers for test in a timely manner to ensure the quickest possible feedback to Fab. You will need to accurately and expeditiously process material, working closely with many groups to ensure proper execution of experiments. You will be the first responder to area inefficiencies, i.e. lots not tracking/staging, data not down loading, tool lockups, and lot processed verification. Your additional responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:


WIP Management

You will administer the Probe floor, managing requests and ensuring wafers move through the production flow. This will require

  • Managing a request-based work system
  • Facilitating wafer management and administration by splitting/merging/shipping lots and managing lot attributes
  • Setup and change lot processing as required by production and engineering requirements
  • Transferring silicon to other Boise teams and Micron global sites.
  • Resolving issues with problem lots
  • Documenting lot status and history as required
  • Inspecting lots to identify current defect and processing problems
  • Disposition scrap and reclaim material in accordance with procedures


Workstation Efficiency

You will help to meet Probe execution goals including cycle time, queue time, and response time by

  • Monitoring status of priority workstations throughout the 12-hour shift to ensure machines are running as intended
  • Ensuring status of request-based work is being updated, and all relevant lot information is noted and passed down to next shift
  • Covering additional workstations and tasks during staffing shortages


Quality and Innovation

You will participate in continuous improvement and problem-solving efforts. This will include

  • Sharing ideas and look for process improvements
  • Identifying and help resolve training opportunities and procedure gaps
  • Identifying area inefficiencies and works on resolving them through CIP, area suggestions or training
  • Using best known methods, incorporating them into standard processes



You will provide clear communication of the status and issues on the Probe floor to ensure efficient operation

  • Notify partners of process deviations, lot delays and issues
  • Communicate pass down of shift activities, problems, and action-items
  • Communicate with Shift Operations to monitor down tools, staging of lots, tracking issues, and other items that would prevent work from being
  • Establish trusting, working relationships across teams to accomplish critical business objectives



You will work to ensure a safe environment for both yourself and your colleagues by

  • Following all safety and environmental procedures to ensure compliance with applicable regulations
  • Reporting all safety-related concerns or problems immediately to the appropriate individual (Security Control, Supervision, etc.)
  • Performing area safety audits and submit good catches to keep others safe



To be successful, you will need the following skills and experience

  • Ability to effectively communicate, both in writing and verbally
  • Ability to accurately read and interpret instructions to improve area efficiency
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and priorities in a multi-tasking environment and work with minimal supervision
  • An ability to drive improvement through identifying gaps, troubleshooting basic problems, and resolving root causes.
  • Basic understanding of MS Office, including: Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Excel
  • An interest in working in an ever-changing environment where a desire to continuously learn and improve is a requirement
  • The willingness and ability to work any shift, which includes weekends, nights, and holidays
  • The willingness to work overtime as needed or required.
  • Ability to work in a cleanroom or an electro-static discharge (ESD) sensitive environment


Working Hours:

We are a manufacturing company that operates 24 hours/day each day of the year. Our shifts are 12 hours, with work weeks that alternate between three and four days. The shifts typically run from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm for the day shift and from 6:30 pm – 6:30 am for the night shifts



We strongly prefer a two year Associates degree or higher, a degree including Algebra and English. Exceptions can be made based on appropriate experience.


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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