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PAC Application Engineer

Boise, ID, US

Micron’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all.  Join an inclusive team focused on one thing: using our expertise in the relentless pursuit of innovation for customers and partners. The solutions we create help make everything from virtual reality experiences to breakthroughs in neural networks possible. We do it all while committing to integrity, sustainability, and giving back to our communities. Because doing so can spark the very innovation we are pursuing. 


Req. ID: 273403 


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.


Job Summary and Description:

The Application Engineer role can be broadly defined as being responsible for the tool selection, functionality, and performance of fab support equipment (Pumps/Chillers/Abatement). This includes all the hardware and software in the toolset, as well as the interface to any other systems that the tool must connect to for its proper operation. The Application Engineer is expected to request and manage application reviews from the tool suppliers. Document and provide visibility to the team and leadership of the tool selection decision analysis process. Will partner with HVM/MCT on defining the tool of record (TOR) for each vendor model process (VMP).


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. Ensures proper tool documentation/reaction mechanisms exist for shift teams and submits updates to content when needed. Maintains a constant improvement program for defect reduction / yield improvement. Reviews and documents XLD issues to ensure root cause, follow-up documentation, and communication across TD & HVMs Reviews and identifies hardware related failures and creates and executes plans to fix root-cause.


Communication & Collaboration:

Partners with suppliers to resolve tool problems, defect issues, and maximize tool availability Improves communication and collaboration with vendors and area, department, and network partners. Collaborates with supervisor and areas leaders to create personal performance and development goals. Communicates proactively with MDE shift and Shift Ops leaders on the daily priorities and issues. Attends and participates in DAM, CIP, TPM Core Team, Tool Install and other meetings. Maintains strong vendor relationships to ensure Microns best interests are met. Partners with Process Engineers and shift Engineers/Technicians to gather input for area improvement. Communicates changes made to equipment and follow business rules for change control. Partners with HVMs in data collection, gap analysis, and improvement implementation as part of Benchmarking activities. 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 instructions to shift each day.


Technical/Data Analysis:

Analyzes data to make critical decisions and drive cost reduction activities. Provides troubleshooting support for complex problems and address root causes. Serves as a key area resource for technical support and/or providing required technical resources to support TD requirements. Identifies and develops a strategy for each workstation that will streamline tool selection and partners with HVM sites to identify gaps and opportunities for workstation efficiencies. Effectively plans for required capacity and product mix by ensuring equipment is capable of running variance as projected. Provides effective and timely guidance to resolve equipment issues and is highly engaged in key problem resolution Drives a culture of TPM including TPM metrics, WS health reports, CIP items, MTAGs, MOP documents and restoration guides.


Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead sustainability efforts to reduce emissions while also driving lower utility consumption
  • Manage H2H/Evaluation data collection and documentation
  • Assist and document start-up issues identified during project testing
  • Identify opportunities to optimize tool selection business process


Successful candidates must have the following qualifications:

  • 2+ years’ experience in Project Management and/or Fab Process experience, plus safety HAZOP or FMEA analysis
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills; good verbal and written communication skills; and the ability to work well in a team environment
  • Proven ability in multi-tasking complex projects and enjoy working in a fast pace environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a proven ability to drive complex projects to completion
  • Strong knowledge of Fab Support Operations
  • CVD, DIFI or Dry Etch process knowledge and experience
  • A B.S. or M.S. in chemical engineering, material science, or physics plus 2+ years of engineering experience.




About Micron Technology, Inc.

We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions. Through our global brands – Micron® and Crucial® – our broad portfolio of high-performance memory and storage technologies, including DRAM, NAND, 3D XPoint™ memory and NOR, is transforming how the world uses information to enrich life. Backed by more than 40 years of technology leadership, our memory and storage solutions enable disruptive trends, including artificial intelligence, 5G, machine learning and autonomous vehicles, in key market segments like mobile, data center, client, consumer, industrial, graphics, automotive, and networking. Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq under the MU symbol. To learn more visit


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.


Micron prohibits the use of child labor and complies with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and other international and industry labor standards.


Micron does not charge candidates any recruitment fees or unlawfully collect any other payment from candidates as consideration for their employment with Micron.


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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