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Field Applications Engineer (Optical Metrology)

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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?


With over 40 years of semiconductor process control experience, chipmakers around the globe rely on KLA to ensure that their fabs ramp next-generation devices to volume production quickly and cost-effectively. Enabling the movement towards advanced chip design, KLA's Global Products Group (GPG), which is responsible for creating all of KLA’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 Optical Metrology Division products are used for optical overlay metrology. The portfolio of products includes unique solution packages which are based on hardware and software systems to enhance yield and effectiveness. As a world leader in its field of expertise, the division's products are the most advanced in performance (measurement accuracy of nanometers and below), reliability, ease of use and compatibility with other KLA's products.  KLA (Israel) controls over 80% of the world market sales in its field, and its products are used by every major semiconductor manufacturer around the world.  KLA Israel is located in the Migdal Haemek Industrial Park.  

The Customer Engagement team is our field based customer facing organization.  We partner closely with our customers to provide a comprehensive portfolio of products, services, software and expertise, to help them manage yield throughout their fabrication process—from research and development to final volume production.   Responsibilities of this group include maintaining strategic client relationships, identifying and closing sales opportunities, ensuring our products meet performance capabilities & expectations, providing critical solutions for improved yield performance, and collecting requirements for future products by understanding customer processes and technology trends.  Partnering with our service organization and factory divisions, this diverse and dynamic team helps ensure alignment between customer needs and corporate roadmaps to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.


  • Responsible for providing technical applications support for the development and implementation of KLA-Tencor products in customer fabrication facilities
  • Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in depth evaluation of various factors
  • Assists sales staff in assessing potential application of company products to meet customer needs and preparing detailed product specifications
  • Works closely with engineering teams to improve the products and implement plans
  • Provides follow-up support in disseminating technical information on specific applications
  • Makes presentations on all aspects of products
  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criterion for obtaining results
  • Work leadership may be provided by assigning work and resolving problems


  • MS / Ph.D. preferred in Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering
  • Candidate should preferably have experience in the semiconductor fabrication industry, or equivalent experience and education
  • Candidates must be well organized and professional exhibiting fast learning skills, strong project management skills, strong analytical problem solving skills and the ability to clearly communicate.
  • Background in optics, spectroscopy, image processing, signal analysis, control, statistical analysis is preferred
  • Candidates should have a working knowledge of computer operating systems, networks, and analysis tools
  • Candidates should have knowledge of statistics, statistical analysis methods and analysis SW

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.

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.