KLA Careers

Manufacturing Technician; Hayward, CA.

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?


The ABT group is a manufacturing group that designs and manufactures products that are key to our customers success. They are precise and complex. We partner strategically with our customer to offer solutions for ongoing and foreseeable issues. We work to serve our customers both inside and outside of the semiconductor market.


The Manufacturing Tech will report to the Director of Operations and will be responsible for creating new and revising existing CNC programs. The use of specialized software to generate tool paths and machining strategies is required.The Tech will be responsible for shop operations, planning and executing workflow and coordinating with other departments to produce precise high quality components. The position is both demanding and rewarding with a steady stream of both existing product and new development work.The Tech will be responsible for tooling and fixture creation.The Tech must be highly skilled and possess a well rounded knowledge of manufacturing practices both manual and automated.


*  This position is based in Hayward, CA *

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Proficiency in CAD/CAM "Mastercam" programming software.

Ability to program, set up, run, vertical and horizontal machining centers.

Knowledge of G-code, machining speed and feeds,  including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches.

Practical knowledge of both mill and lathe operation with various materials both metal and plastic.

Great organizational and communication skills combined with the ability to take ownership of projects and see them to completion.

Strong blueprint and inspection skills.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED required

Ten years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and exp.

OR Equivalent Combination of Experience and Education. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA 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.