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Associate Test 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?


The Wafer Inspection Division (WIN) is the world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical inspection tools for inline monitoring of process defects in advanced semiconductor factories.


  • Performing the set-up, calibration, testing, and troubleshooting of circuits, components, instruments, and mechanical assemblies. 
  • Determines and may develop test specifications, methods and procedures from blueprints, drawings and diagrams. 
  • Tests and troubleshoots assemblies and/or final systems. May complete rework on assemblies and/or systems as a result of testing. 
  • As required, prepares technical reports summarizing findings and recommending solutions to technical problems. 
  • May assist in the selection and set-up of specialized test equipment. 
  • Works on assignments that are complex in nature where considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations. 
  • May determine methods and procedures on new assignments and may provide guidance to other nonexempt personnel. 
  • Class 100 Cleanroom Environment 


  • Experience testing digital and/or analog circuitries. 
  • Ability to read complicated schematic/drawings and utilize mathematics, handbook formulas, and a variety of precision testing and measuring instruments. 
  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, military technical training or equivalent vocational training is strongly preferred  
  • Must be willing to work overtime, day or night shift and weekends, and willing to travel less than 25% 

Minimum Qualifications

Technical School 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.

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