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Mechanical 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?


 MicroSense, a KLA Company, located in Lowell, Massachusetts, is a global leader in precision measurement and metrology systems for Semiconductor, Data Storage, Solar, Automotive, R&D and other markets. We provide an entrepreneurial and flexible work environment, in a family-friendly, small company atmosphere.




The Mechanical Engineering position is located in Lowell, Massachusetts and reports directly to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager. The position has key responsibility and focus for assuring that designs of new products are thoroughly documented via CAD tools (Solid Works) and corresponding parts and Bill of Materials are created through our document control process.

Position requires someone that understands mechanical and electro-mechanical design and integration into the manufacturing process.




  • Meticulous attention to detail. Experience with manufacturing processes, ECO (Engineering Change Orders), creating and updating BOM’s (Bill of Materials). 
  • Experience with Design/Drafting/Detailing of new/existing electro-mechanical assemblies in Solid Works.
  • Work closely with Design Engineering to assist in designing, documenting and releasing new designs into manufacturing, utilizing DFM knowledge.
  • Work independently and ability to shift priorities based on changing internal and customer demands.
  • Good people skills are a must. Ability to work cross-functionally with all departments.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Strong reasoning skills and problem analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Must be able to also interpret and update electrical schematics, wiring diagrams.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products.
  • Experience working with MRP systems.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English clearly and accurately is a must.
  • Hands-on individual contributor with strong skillset in mechanical and electronic assembly, and experience with complicated systems is a plus.
  • Self-starter and motivated, requiring minimal supervision and ability to quickly “get things done.”
  • Strong Leadership ability with the capability to leverage diverse resources, respond quickly, understand the impact of changes and decisions, facilitate agreement, build collaborative relationships and focus on customer needs.
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints, within a fast growing company.
  • Monitor and manage progress on projects, ensuring key requirements and milestones are met.
  • Drive cost reduction efforts (from design refinements through supplier efficiency).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to facilitate team interactions at all levels in the organization.
  •  Experience using Solid Works


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Level Degree in Mechanical Engineering 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.