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Senior Sourcing Recruiter

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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?


The vision of KLA’s global human resources organization is to become a leader and partner to operating leadership in support of the company’s efforts to achieve its strategic growth, customer and operating objectives through strategic talent management. Our mission is to enable the business, and leverage human resources to achieve short and long-term business objectives. Our primary areas of strategic focus include talent acquisition, individual and organizational assessment and development, performance management, inclusion and engagement, and rewards.

The global HR organization includes HR business partners, learning and development, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, employee communications, and HR system operations.


KLA has an opportunity for a Senior Engineering Sourcing Recruiter to work in our Milpitas, California campus.  We seek a sourcing recruiter who shares our passion for finding hard-to-find talent.

The selected individual will provide sourcing support for various engineering positions.  Technical positions may include recruiting for engineers of different disciplines to include, but not limited to optical engineers, various mechanical engineers, software engineers, system engineers, electrical design engineers, research scientists, applications engineers, and manufacturing design engineers.  

  • Partner with closing recruiter and hiring manager to accomplish hiring goals.
  • Establish sourcing strategies to build pipeline in key functional technical areas.
  • The ability to leverage key data to help inform hiring leaders on talent market and availability. 
  • Play an active role in sourcing and establishing, developing, and engaging with talent pipelines using creative and structured approaches.
  • Create and ensure positive experiences for all potential candidates.
  • Learn ATS and track all work in ATS system.
  • Screen, qualify, and interview candidates for assigned positions.
  • Continually innovate on new sourcing strategies to attract potential candidates for open position requirements.
  • Qualify and present potential candidate resumes to Hiring Managers with the goal of adding value to the selection process.
  • Maintain accurate and organized documentation on all candidates, searches, Hiring Managers interactions, and other recruiting activities to ensure a safe and thorough audit, if required.
  • Maintain timely and effective communications with all partners throughout the recruiting process including communication with candidates.
  • Participate in recruitment career fairs to identify potential candidates.


  • BS/BA degree and 8 years of experience in sourcing recruiting or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Prefer broad experience in sourcing for engineering talent in technology manufacturer; experience semiconductor capital equipment industry strongly preferred, as is experience recruiting optical engineers, systems engineers, mechanical engineers (opto-mech and precision engineering), software developers, applications engineers, and technical managers.
  • Previous experience using a consultative approach and leveraging data to help inform hiring leaders. 
  • Must be able to manage competing demands, accept criticism and constructive feedback, while being extremely adaptable and flexible.
  • Problem solver and have demonstrated experience finding innovative and out-of-the-box solutions to issues for win-win outcomes
  • Collaborative teammate who is willing to help the team achieve goals and successful results.
  • Previous experience with applicant tracking systems or social media recruitment tools (PeopleSoft, LinkedIn Recruiter, Jobvite Engage, etc.)
  • Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office product suite.
  • Comfortable cold calling and sourcing from various networks, online resources, social media sites, and professional associations; advanced user of Boolean logic preferred; AIRS certification a plus.
  • Must be a quick learner with good project management, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to source on a national, multi-location level, as well as globally.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.
  • Exceptional work ethic with strong personal initiative; must be driven by results.
  • Possess aptitude to learn and understand various technical search requirements and convert into search strategies and plans with emphasis on execution. 

Minimum Qualifications


  • Master's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience OR
  • Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 7 years of experience OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and 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.

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