KLA-Tencor Careers

Associate Test Engineer

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.



  • Build, test and troubleshoot engineering prototypes such as boards, cables, power electronics, assembles, etc.
  • Perform required functional bench and system tests on a variety of electronic assemblies.  Products range from simple electronic assemblies to large scale analog and digital printed circuit assemblies.
  • Collaborate with other ATE’s and Manufacturing Engineers to perform test plans including installations.
  • Build, set up and operate test fixtures, debugging equipment, and other complex test equipment.
  • Read complicated schematics and drawings.
  • Utilize mathematics, handbook formulas, and a variety of precision testing and measuring instruments.
  • Perform assignments that are extremely complex in nature where independent action and a high degree of initiative are required to determine test methods and resolve problems.
  • Learn quickly and work on several projects simultaneously.
  • Use KT’s quality management system, PDM system, email, MS Word, and MS Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience testing and troubleshooting complex PCB assemblies down to component level.
  • Be able to read and understand electrical schematics
  • Build, test and troubleshoot electronic prototypes from draft engineering schematics

Minimum Qualifications

  • Technical School with at least 4 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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