KLA-Tencor Careers


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Company Overview

Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA-Tencor, we're making technology advancements that are bigger—and tinier—than the world has ever seen.

Who are we?  We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light. We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips—the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own—faster and better. We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us.  The future is calling. Will you answer?


KLA-Tencor has manufacturing sites across the globe, including Belgium, China, Germany, Israel, Singapore and Milpitas (CA).  The Global Operations (GOPS) team, comprised of Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Installation, and Quality, is responsible for manufacturing our leading-edge technology.  We partner with our world-wide supply base and our design engineering teams to bring new products to market.  The GOPS team is continuously working to build our products Better, Faster, Cheaper.



  • Review and analyze purchase requisitions, execute buyer workbench queue.
  • Coordinate purchasing activities with commodity management, planning, logistics and engineering departments to acquire parts in a cost effective and timely manner. Work with suppliers to ensure expeditious commitment to delivery dates.
  • Process purchase requisitions, purchase change orders and requests for quotes to suppliers. Responsible for procurement business system data input and integrity. Participate in maximizing the procurement teams' efficiency, maximizing execution of Open Orders, expediting P1/P2/P3 orders, maintaining part parameters. Performs cost analysis and volume planning for major commodities (e.g. materials, components, equipment and services). Develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are no longer competitive.
  • May recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis or alternative sourcing. Interacts closely with suppliers and QA to resolve quality issues.


Preferred Qualifications

  •  Strongly prefer 5+ years of procurement, materials management and supply chain experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Level Degree and 4 years experience OR
  • Master's Level Degree and 2 years experience OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience


Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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