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STC Principal/ Senior Process Development Engineer (CMP)

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Date: Jun 5, 2019

Location: Singapore, 01, SG

Company: Micron


Req. ID: 132266 



Micron’s Singapore Technology Center R&D group is looking for process engineer for local positions to support R&D activities associated with rapid deployment of technology nodes, the process margin improvement work necessitated thereof  as well as to ensure extended engagement with manufacturing on the upcoming technology nodes.



  • Process module ownership involving Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) process characterization and advanced process development for 3D NAND and beyond.
  • Work with process development engineers in Singapore and Boise, US R&D site and vendors to develop processes that meet integration requirements for next-generation 3D NAND nodes.
  • Transfer CMP processes to high volume manufacturing (Fab10N), and work on continuous improvements to manufacturability.
  • Address process issues working with Fab10N team and with key business partners on tool choices for manufacturing, evaluations etc., as applicable.
  • Focus on understanding and improving the process margins required for meeting the mature yield goal for 3D NAND parts.
  • Advanced 3D NAND CMP process development will include performing fundamental research, consumables development, and hardware evaluation, as well as testing processes for novel applications.
  • Initiate and manage experiments to widen process margins as well as to test out manufacturability of next node solutions
  • Identify process simplification opportunities and drive cross functional teams in implementation
  • Incorporate best known manufacturing methods into early development phase of upcoming nodes.
  • Design and implement advanced process monitoring and control methodologies.
  • Serve as a technical expert within Micron contributing to technical projects for improvements to processes, procedures and equipment.
  • Define and leads complex, multi-functional projects of critical importance to Micron, helps to define strategic direction.
  • Lead team or sites or suppliers on complex, multi-disciplinary projects in quality focused meetings, process and yield improvement meetings, cost and productivity improvement meetings
  • Provide advice and counsel to management on significant technical issues. Leads and initiate innovation projects through patents/technical papers.
  • This position requires communications and collaboration with partners both locally and globally.  Strict adherence to Micron Intellectual Property protection policy is a must.
  • Be part of the continuous worldwide R&D engagement with suppliers pushing for breakthrough solutions.



  • Bachelors’ degree or higher in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or Physics with minimum 3-5 years hands-on experience in leading edge CMP polishing equipment.
  • Familiarity with CMP equipment operation, optical metrology, profilometry, polishing slurries, conditioners, and polishing pads.
  • In-depth understanding of polishing mechanisms for dielectric and metal CMP.
  • Understanding of various integration and structural impacts and constraints related to film deposition processes.
  • An understanding of the general process steps and process flow for memory processing, planar and vertical NAND memory in particular.
  • Working knowledge of data analysis systems  e.g.: Y3 to facilitate analysis of experimental data
  • Working knowledge of Design of Experiments (DoE)
  • Proven ability to collaborate with local and overseas teams on projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to convey the message in concise and effective manner both in local as well as remote communications.
  • Ability to be a self-motivated  individual and be adaptable to Micron’s changing needs in terms of working extended hours, if required
  • Proven ability to work in a demanding & dynamic environment and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to travel for extended periods of time and stay at Boise R&D for 4-6 months at a stretch to work on technology development.
  • Suitable candidates may be considered for Expat posting to Singapore from overseas locations.


Working Location: 1 North Coast Drive, Singapore 757432


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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