Process Engineer, New Grad at Micron Technology (Boise, ID)

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Our vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all. Join an inclusive team passionate about one thing: using their expertise in the relentless pursuit of innovation for customers and partners. The solutions we build 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 fuel the very innovation we are pursuing.
As a Process Engineer you will be primarily responsible for starting up, developing and optimizing processes to improve product quality and reliability, working on process yield improvement, cost reduction, productivity improvement and risk management as well as resolving manufacturing line problems. You will also be required to identify, diagnose and resolve assembly process related problems by applying failure analysis, FMEA, 8D or SPC/FDC methodology.
Additional responsibilities include coordinating and carrying out process, equipment and material evaluation/optimization to implement changes at process step, leading and participating in yield improvement and cost reduction activities, handling new process baseline qualifications and managing, auditing and liaising with material suppliers to achieve quality, cost and risk management objectives.
The Process Engineer role is responsible for monitoring the health of their assigned processes, ensuring high-quality output, and providing proactive redundancy plans for bottlenecks that could impact Fab cycle time (CT) or turns. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
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
  • Follows proper change management practices 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

Communication & Collaboration:
  • Partners with shift teams to resolve tool process issues and maximize tool output
  • 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, TPM Teams, SPC, Transfer and other meetings
  • Partners with Equipment Engineers and shift Engineers/Technicians to gather input for area improvement
  • Communicates changes made to equipment and follows business rules for change control
  • Partners with HVMs in data collection, gap analysis, and improvement implementation as part of Benchmarking and transfer activities
  • Proactively communicates issues that could cause yield loss, excursions, defects, tool restrictions, or output loss
  • Coordinate with Process Development Engineering, Process Integration, and Shift Ops on process issues and changes
  • Partners with Shift Ops, SOT and the IE team to ensure existing process holds are minimized
  • Proactively communicates known impacts of special processing requests and potential process holds to Shift Ops and SOT Area Managers

Technical/Data Analysis:
  • Writes and modifies recipes to enable efficient tool processing and experimentation
  • Analyzes data to make critical decisions and drive cost reduction activities
  • Resolves CT/capacity related issues in the area (redundancy, target reduction, sample plans, RPT issues, etc.)
  • Monitors equipment usage and production efficiency to ensure max output and turns
  • Provides QDR documentation and proactive follow-up on issues
  • Responds to chronic SPC performance issues by driving to fix root cause
  • Provides troubleshooting support for complex process problems and address root causes
  • Ensures the quality process of daily operations, communicate process holds, and formulate action plans
  • Maintains matching and drives for process consistency
  • 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

Data Science and Machine Learning:
  • Use Python/JMP/Java and other coding languages to enable AI/Machine-learning principles for reducing engineering time required to perform actions and to simplify repeated tasks
  • Automate functions such as Big Data Analysis, Automatic Process Control and Composite Metrology
  • Use Coding/Scripting to automate other functions involved with process control, quality, SPC, process maturity, machine/equipment monitoring and others.

Project Management/Planning:
  • 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
  • Drives shift team to focus on priority issues and stay within the scope of the project
  • Coordinates and leads meetings and initiates follow-up actions
  • Supports department business processes for new tool installations, as well as existing tool modifications or removals

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:
  • Advanced PC skills including a familiarity with MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MICAP, Ariba, and MAXIMO
  • Demonstrated Automation skills through previous automation projects requiring coding/machine learning/JMP Scripting
  • Strong ability to perform functions of this role described above with minimal supervision/guidance
  • Strong logic and problem-solving skills and thought processes with successful demonstrated experience
  • Advanced understanding of the process flow related to area equipment
  • Strong leadership skills with the proven ability to coordinate efforts across a variety of groups
  • Strong ability and proven skills to efficiently organize multifunctional teams to complete projects to solve an array of problems
  • Proven ability to lead and coordinate meetings and initiate follow-up actions
  • Strong partnering, negotiation and teamwork skills
  • Advanced understanding of the Fab process areas including area processing equipment
  • Strong understanding of SPC principles
  • Strong understanding of the use and risks of GeRM
  • Intermediate understanding of Probe and Param functions
  • Proven ability to communicate and present effectively to all audiences
  • Advanced data extraction, analysis, and reporting skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task complex projects
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot complex problems and address root causes
  • Strong understanding of physics, area chemistry, and algebraic concepts
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills
  • Proven time management, organization, and prioritization skills
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot issues related to process flows
  • Proven ability to develop a procedure or action plan when one is not currently in place

Education and Experience:
Required: BS degree in science or engineering or equivalent experience
About Micron Technology, Inc.
We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions transforming how the world uses information to enrich life for all. With a relentless focus on our customers, technology leadership, and manufacturing and operational excellence, Micron delivers a rich portfolio of high-performance DRAM, NAND, and NOR memory and storage products through our Micron® and Crucial® brands. Every day, the innovations that our people create fuel the data economy, enabling advances in artificial intelligence and 5G applications that unleash opportunities - from the data center to the intelligent edge and across the client and mobile user experience.
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Micron Technology operates in the Hardware industry. The company is located in Boise, ID, Manassas, VA, Longmont, CO, Folsom, CA and Milpitas, CA. Micron Technology was founded in 1978. It has 24383 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 170 open jobs at Micron Technology, click here.
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