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Water Services Engineer Lead

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Date: Aug 11, 2019

Location: Boise, ID, US

Company: Micron


Req. ID: 129364 


The Water Services Engineer Lead at Micron Technology, Inc., is responsible for working in a team environment with other disciplines to provide engineering for the design, operation, and troubleshooting of the UPW system, reclaim system, the wastewater treatment plant (IWTP), metal waste treatment systems, and drains from the Fab. Monitoring contaminant projections in conjunction with the site discharge permit and environmental regulations is required.  In addition, the Water Services Engineer Lead supervises other engineers and coordinates the priorities of the area to engineers, technicians and equipment vendors.  Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:


Safety & Quality

  • Completes all required safety training and conducts all work in accordance with Micron and Technology Development (TD) safety policies
  • Follows all safety and environmental procedures to ensure compliance with applicable regulations/standards including PPE, CoHe (lockout /tagout) and chemical safety
  • Follows-up on safety and quality related issues immediately and works towards resolution with stakeholders
  • Actively participates in the EHS program by reporting all EHS-related concerns or problems immediately (ERT, Supervision, etc.)
  • Performs and facilitates audits and submits good catches on safety issues
  • Proactively reduces potential incidents of personal injuries, safety hazards or environmental releases
  • Uses proper lifting techniques and works in an ergonomically correct manner
    • Follows proper change management practices to ensure safety and quality expectations are met
    • Drives quality improvement initiatives in their area to reduce Fab impacts, improve efficiency and identifies cost savings
    • Operates and maintains equipment and tools within manufacturer’s and company guidelines to ensure safety and quality expectations are met
    • Ensures area-specific procedures and documents exist and submits updates to content when needed


Communication & Collaboration

  • Ensures appropriate communication with facilities and manufacturing stakeholders
  • Partners with key stakeholders to develop solutions to continuously improve critical metrics
  • Partners with stakeholders to resolve equipment/process issues and maximize system stability
  • Collaborates with areas leaders to create personal performance and development goals
  • Communicates proactively with leaders and stakeholders on the daily priorities and issues
  • Attends and participates in meetings and provides relevant technical input
  • Partners with area leaders and stakeholders to gather input for area improvement
  • Communicates changes made to equipment and follows business rules for change control
  • Partners in data collection, gap analysis, and improvement implementation
  • Proactively communicates issues that could cause Fab impact, defects, tool restrictions, or lost moves
  • Coordinates with stakeholders and leaders on issues and changes, and provides regular status updates
  • Broadens cross-disciplinary knowledge through new assignments
  • Listens to customer feedback, recognizes opportunities and provides feedback for technical innovation
  • Uses questioning skills to better understand customer needs 
  • Interprets customer needs to identify potential opportunities
  • Communicates highly complex information to internal and external contacts
  • Exchanges complex information with colleagues and managers
  • Provides advice and guidance to less experienced team members


Project Management/Planning:

  • Utilizes a systematic project management methodology 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
  • Defines and leads complex, multi-disciplinary projects of critical importance to Micron
  • Collaborates with stakeholders on the design and coordination of projects  
  • Prepares project scope and ensures necessary input from appropriate stakeholders
  • Ensures that scope meets requestor needs
  • Collaborates with consultant resources
  • Coordinates and leads meetings and initiates follow-up actions
  • Provides support for the installation or commissioning of new facilities infrastructure
  • Provides support for cost and schedule estimates and justification for approval
  • Reviews design packages
  • Follows change management procedures
  • Works with appropriate personnel to address problems or make corrections
  • Supports equipment startup and commissioning
  • Helps to shape strategic decisions and provides technical support 


Technical/Data Analysis:

  • Analyzes systems data to make critical decisions, improve performance, gain efficiency, and drive cost savings
  • Provides effective and timely guidance to resolve issues and is highly engaged in key problem resolution
  • Provides troubleshooting support for complex problems and addresses root cause 
  • Performs problem analysis using standard tools and methodologies
  • Supports risk and/or failure mode and effects analysis
  • Eliminates single points of failure and mitigates risk
  • Provides consultation and technical support to Operations, Maintenance, Manufacturing and other department/sites
  • Provides engineering support to ensure facility compliance with federal, state, and local regulations
  • Identifies and develops a strategy for equipment/processes that streamlines PM frequencies and effectiveness
  • Partners with key stakeholders to identify gaps and opportunities for equipment/process efficiencies
  • Works with Manufacturing on excursion root cause identification, elimination, and prevention
  • Supports corporate requests and assignments
  • Supports benchmark activities on operational, procedural, engineering, facilities systems
  • Maintains applicable discipline knowledge, such as chemical theory, instrumentation control theory, high purity principles, etc.
  • Drives a culture of TPM including TPM metrics, CIP items, MTAGs, and procedures
  • Provides engineering oversight of bulk chemical, UPW and wastewater systems
  • Provides troubleshooting support to Facilities operations personnel on existing and new UPW and wastewater equipment
  • Reviews all UPW and wastewater requirements during shutdown activities
  • Supports startup of new equipment and ensures all equipment will properly interface with other mechanical systems
  • Provides support for construction cost estimates and economic analysis of proposed projects including consumable budgets and projections
  • Applies standard engineering principles and utilizes predictive maintenance techniques to identify water system and drain issues
  • Establishes procedures and corrective actions to avoid reoccurrences of issues
  • Maintains and updates the site water mass balance, which includes water reuse rates
  • Specifies mechanical components for design
  • Reviews the city water bill for accuracy and trending, to forecast site city water and discharge flow requirements and costs
  • Applies standard engineering principles and practices
  • Utilizes administrative and engineering databases in support of job tracking, engineering data, capital equipment facilitation, and critical system loads and capacities
  • Performs research and development on emerging facilities technologies to support cutting-edge semiconductor processes
  • Incorporates safety controls in every aspect of the design, enhancement, and modification process


Performance Management 

  • Conducts regular performance management and professional development of direct reports through clear expectations and accountability
  • Ensures direct reports utilize the performance management tools, including maintaining documentation to capture feedback, plans, and progress to support performance rating
  • Ensures team members complete all assigned tasks before critical deadlines are passed by maintaining open dialogue and feedback
  • Defines organizational roles to meet the overall job expectations of the team 
  • Knows Micron policies and partners closely with HR
  • Ensures the area has succession plans for all key positions
  • Provides guidance to identify, develop and promote technical expertise (process, device, equipment, etc.)
  • Meets regularly with team members to review performance, provide feedback and create development plans utilizing SuccessFactors
  • Partners with direct reports to create long/short-term goals and projects that meet individual needs and the needs of the department
  • Recognizes and rewards team members both privately and publicly for their successes



  • Proven ability to lead a technical team to meet area and department goals 
  • Proven ability to manage the performance of direct reports
  • Proven ability to develop and mentor team members
  • Proven ability to lead by example in demonstrating Micron values and leadership competencies
  • Strong leadership skills with the proven ability to coordinate efforts across a variety of groups
  • Strong partnering, negotiation, and team-working skills with team members from different disciplines
  • Excellent multi-tasking, time-management, organization and prioritization skills
  • Proven ability to communicate complex analysis in a succinct and actionable manner
  • Proven ability to plan, drive and complete projects effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and efficiently facilitate meetings and project teams
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be detailed oriented, follow complex procedures, and work with minimal supervision
  • Advanced PC skills including a familiarity with MS Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to continuously learn and self-improve
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, develop, propose, and implement effective plans to improve overall efficiency
  • Demonstrated analytical problem-solving skills with ability to troubleshoot complex problems and address root causes
  • Proven ability to communicate and present technical information effectively to all audiences
  • Strong understanding of data extraction, data analysis and reporting methodologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of chemical theory, instrumentation control theory, high purity principles, etc.)


Education and Experience:

  • Required: Bachelor's Degree in chemistry or engineering (chemical, civil, environmental) 
  • Preferred: Master's Degree, previous leadership experience
  • Preferred: Three or more years of experience



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

Keywords:  Boise || Idaho (US-ID) || United States (US) || Technology Development || Experienced || Regular || Facilities/Site Services || Not Applicable || Tier 3 || 

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