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Manufacturing Design 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?

Group/Division

With over 40 years of semiconductor process control experience, chipmakers around the globe rely on KLA-Tencor to ensure that their fabs ramp next-generation devices to volume production quickly and cost-effectively. Enabling the movement towards advanced chip design, KLA-Tencor's Global Products Group (GPG), which is responsible for creating all of KLA-Tencor’s metrology and inspection products, is looking for the best and the brightest research scientist, software engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers.

The Surfscan group includes a team of engineers, technology development, apps engineers and product marketing focused on technology that enables wafer, IC and equipment manufacturers to develop, qualify and monitor their process tools. Defects and process non-uniformities detected on Surfscan equipment allow for early identification of yield excursions.


The flagship Surfscan products include the SPx platforms for wafer surface quality and wafer defect inspection tools and systems for inspection of polished wafers, epi wafers and engineered substrates during the wafer fabrication process.

 

Responsibilities

Responsible for implementing and maintaining methods and operation sequence for system sub-assemblies and final assemblies.  Interface with Development Engineering to coordinate new product releases.  Determine cycle time standards and make recommendations for tooling and process requirements for new products.  Maintain records, document system problems, and provide recommendations on manufacturability and serviceability requirements and improvements. Set up assembly/build processes and train Operations Team during beta and pilot builds. Review and approve sub-assembly qualification test and metrology.

Qualifications

Work on problems of diverse scope based on analysis of available data and identified symptoms.  Ability to exercise judgment and apply BKMs in selecting methods and techniques to troubleshoot and resolve problems. 

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience. OR Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience. Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

Working knowledge of manufacturing processes and procedures, Systems Engineering, cost reduction strategies, and problem solving techniques. 

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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