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Technical Communications Specialist

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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?


The mission of Corporate Marketing at KLA-Tencor is to enable customer success while achieving long‐term revenue goals, by partnering with customers and organizations within KLA-Tencor. We work towards this goal by: Learning relevant market and technology data, which are critical to identify key problems and guide the development of differentiated products and solutions; by deploying new products and solutions to achieve penetration, adoption and share goals, while ensuring customers successfully achieve their business objectives; and by engaging with customers to ensure our solutions meet their needs and address roadblocks to our mutual success.

Corporate marketing includes: Corporate Communications (technical communications, brand, public relations, social media, web and advertising); Strategic and Field Marketing (business intelligence, forecasting, market analysis and value programs to support customer success and growth); Process Control Solutions (technical roadmap planning, consulting on yield enhancement and collaboration with customers) and Customer Engagement (customer value delivery and maximizing penetration, share, adoption). The Corporate Marketing group reports to the Chief Marketing Officer and Senior VP of Global Customer Success.



As an entry-level Technical Communications Specialist you will work with product marketing groups across the company and the corporate communications team, supporting technical communication needs, focused on the value of KLA-Tencor’s products and portfolio solutions to our customers. In this job you will use your technical background and writing skills every day. You’ll draw upon your ability to think critically, your facility in working with individuals and groups, and your highly organized, detail-oriented nature. You will bring your technical credentials and credibility, and apply them to semiconductor, related nanotechnology and university research markets. Over the course of this job, you will develop strong collegial relationships with product marketing teams across the company. You will bring and grow your knowledge of KLA-Tencor’s products, in depth and breadth. Your success in this position lies in becoming indispensable to our product marketing and Corporate Communications staff. This position is based in Milpitas.


As a new Technical Communications Specialist, you will contribute immediately to many of the projects listed below. You will learn the other elements of the job and refine your contributions by working with experienced technical marketing professionals in the corporate communications group.


Job responsibilities of the Technical Communications Specialist include:

  • Technical writing, editing and other content development in support of all product lines and English-language campaigns, such as editorials, technical papers, field advisories, product brochures and application notes;
  • Social media and web writing and editing, both technical and non-technical;
  • Communications responsibility for KT Foundation (web, social), including development of original promotional content;
  • Acquisition integration project management for “tuck-in” acquisitions;
  • Content generation for promotion of KT Services and KT Pro


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in technical editing;
  • Experience in social media writing;
  • Familiarity with the semiconductor industry and KLA-Tencor’s products;
  • Familiarity with concepts of project management;
  • Fluent in English grammar terms;
  • Ability to travel as needed, internationally and domestically


Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in engineering, physics, chemistry, material science or related science or engineering disciplines;
  • Coursework in semiconductor processing;
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint;
  • Team-oriented and self-motivated;
  • Detail-oriented


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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