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Electrical Design Engineer

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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?


Central Engineering is KLA-Tencor's largest engineering organization comprised of 9 Centers-of-Excellence (CoE) in various disciplines applied across all product groups in the company. These CoE include Handling & Automation, Precision Motion Control, Sensors & Image Acquisition, Platform Design, and Packaging Engineering, among others. Talent includes over 500 engineers across global centers in Israel, China, India, and the US. Each CoE contributes not just talent and deliverables per discipline toward product programs, but also subject matter expertise, best practices, roadmaps, specialized facilities, apparatus, models, and analytics. These differentiate KLA-Tencor not only in WHAT we do, but also in HOW we do it.


  • Designs electrical parts, modules and subsystems to support the design of whole systems.
  • Responsible for the complete design process, including requirements specification, feasibility studies, cost and scheduling, conducting various analysis (such as circuit, timing, thermal/cooling, electrical loads), Thermal/cooling controls (thermal modeling, control circuits, PID tuning), PLC programming (ie Siemens, Allen Bradley) and FPGA modeling, conceptual and detailed design using design tools (ie OrCAD, PSpice, Xilinx/Altera FPGA /EPLD development systems, etc...), detailed drawings, design review presentations, procurement of prototype parts, system integration, prototype testing, and handoff to manufacturing.  These tasks will require working with other engineering groups such as mechanical software, systems, and manufacturing engineers to ensure flawless integration and test at the subsystem and system level.
  • Develop the required supporting documentation, such as assembly and test procedures, and service manuals.
  • Work closely with and manages suppliers to ensure all design requirements are specified and achieved.
  • Address and resolve product issues thru the product phases. Has strong leadership, communication and problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PLC Programming (Siemens, Allen Bradley)
  • Controls expert  (Thermal/Cooling modeling, Control circuits, PID Tuning)
  • FPGA modeling
  • MATLAB, Python, LabView

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Level Degree OR Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 1 years of experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, 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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