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Mfg 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, 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 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.


    • Lead X- ray  system technology transfer overseas from R&D to Manufacturing . 
    • Support the development & manufacturability of X-ray system for semiconductor metrology applications
    • Own X-Ray technology in MFG in all aspects.
    • Manage work plans: Build process, Fixtures, Test plans,  
    • Trouble-shoot system and subsystem related issues. Perform analysis to validate X-ray system performance.
    • Work with X-ray metrology R&D team to build and use the X-ray tools effectively and optimize tool performance.
    • Fluent English and high presentations skills.
    • Frequent  travel to vendors, R&D and customers. ~40%  Travel is required.


  • Bachelor's Level Degree in Engineering with minimum 5 years of experience. OR Master's Level Degree with minimum 4 years of experience.
  • Experience with X-ray  system development or manufacturing is a must, experience in Semiconductor industry is an advantage.
  • Strong diagnostic and trouble shooting skills in X-ray systems.
  • Experience with X-ray design for safety & regulations.
  • Experience in multidisciplinary systems (Optical, Electromechanical and Software systems)
  • Ability to influence functional groups to drive system level decisions.
  • Familiar with Matlab, JMP, Zemax, and LabView.