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Real-time Defect Analysis Excursion Control Engineer
at Micron
Manassas, VA

Real-time Defect Analysis Excursion Control Engineer
at Micron
Manassas, VA

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Req Id: 125051

Job Title: RDA Excursion Control Engineer

Date: 10/9/2018

Location: Manassas, VA

Job ID: 125051


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 Description
As a Real-time Defect Analysis (RDA) Excursion Control Engineer at Micron Technology, Inc. in Manassas, VA, you will be responsible for identifying, analyzing, and escalating potential inline defect-driven issues. You must be able to multitask and provide high quality data in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. 

Responsibilities and Tasks
Identify Potential Inline, Defect-Related Excursions 

  • Proactively utilize existing detection/priority systems to identify new defect events
  • Lead and/or support the innovation, development, and deployment of new identification tools

Analyze and Source Potential Inline, Defect-Related Excursions 

  • Understand when and how to utilize different data analysis tools, statistical analysis packages, and problem solving skills to source defect events based on respective event details
  • Perform in-depth data mining for tool/process correlations
  • Develop methods to enhance and improve signal-to-noise in data analysis
  • Demonstrate, develop, and utilize process flow and tool knowledge to determine defect/map signature formation and mechanism
  • Lead and/or support the innovation, development, and deployment of new analysis tools


Escalate and Contain Potential Inline, Defect-Related Excursions 

  • Compile documentation of all relevant information and data into a concise and coherent flow for customers and area counterparts to understand the issue at hand and its sequence of events
  • Inform, communicate, and exchange information with suspect process areas of deviated material
  • Support containment of all defect excursions with area counterparts including, but not limited to, Product Integration Engineering (PIE), Process and Equipment Engineering (PEE), and Quality teams
  • Provide, document, and own additional updates of excursion events until closure per business process

Serve as Area Tactical Expert 

  • Be aware of all current excursions and associated actions
  • Provide expertise and consultation to PIE/PEE/Quality team counterparts regarding all escalated, tactical RDA excursion events
  • Conduct cross-functional focus meetings with PIE/PEE/Quality counterparts to resolve and contain excursions when deemed appropriate by excursion severity or leadership discretion
  • Provide guidance and training to new incoming team members


Support Departmental Quality and Efficiency Performance Goals

  • Demonstrate an understanding of departmental goals with respect to site and company vision and performance
  • Provide direct support to actions within job role and/or departmental projects to enable goal achievement

Support and Promote Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security Policy 

  • Communicate any problems or concerns to the appropriate individual immediately; ensure proper notification for any event, including “near miss” occurrences
  • Promote a positive culture for safety and environmental programs at MTV by adhering to the safety expectations for your team and by holding other team members accountable
  • Ensure a healthy and safe work environment for all team members by identifying risks to our local environment and escalating in the proper fashion to ensure that they are minimized
  • Ensure all safety and environmental compliance-related work tasks are being completed in accordance to existing requirements (LOTO, audits, training, Job Hazard Analysis, use of proper PPE, evacuation procedures)
  • Comply with all safety and environmental policies, where applicable, and hold other team members accountable when performance gaps exist 


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Knowledge in semiconductor fabrication engineering or applied knowledge in a data-analysis environment.
    • A good understanding in manufacturing process flows and memory fabrication.
    • Knowledge of Statistics, statistical analysis packages including JMP, SPC’s and Microsoft Office.
    • Knowledge in defect detection, reduction and analysis methodologies.
    • Knowledge of semiconductor processing methods.
    • Knowledge of common semiconductor processing defects. Knowledge of defect formation, defect source analysis and characterization.
    • Knowledge of data mining techniques.
    • Knowledge of NAND memory, DRAM memory, and/or NOR memory process flow.
    • Knowledge of and ability to implement troubleshooting methods.


    Work Location: 

    9600 Godwin Drive, Manassas, VA  20110

    Hours of work are usually 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday


    Education/Experience Requirements:

    Degree Required:               BS or equivalent foreign education

    Academic Discipline(s):      Electrical, Electronics, Materials, or Chemical Engineering; or Physics

    Experience Required:         2 year minimum semiconductor 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, accelrate scientific breakthroughs and enhance communication around the world. 


    Micron Benefits


    Employee Rewards Program, Healthcare, Paid time off (combined sick-leave and vacation time), Retirement Savings Plan, Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Professional Development Training, Workplace Wellness Program, 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).
    Keywords: Manassas || Virginia (US-VA) || United States (US) || Frontend Manufacturing || Experienced || Regular || Engineering || Not Applicable ||

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