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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?


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 RAPID division is the world leading provider of reticle inspection solutions for the semiconductor industry. The company provides inspection solutions to both the mask shops and the semiconductor fabs to ensure that lithography yields are consistently high thus enabling cost-effective manufacturing.


  • Responsible for performing the set-up, optical alignment, calibration, testing, and troubleshooting of optical systems, circuits, components, instruments, and mechanical assemblies. 
  • Determine and may develop test specifications, methods and procedures from blueprints, drawings and diagrams. 
  • Test and troubleshoot assemblies and/or final systems.
  • May complete rework on assemblies and/or systems as a result of testing. 
  • As required, prepare technical reports summarizing findings and recommending solutions to technical problems. 
  • May assist in the selection and set-up of specialized test equipment.


  • BSEE or BSME or equivalent engineering degre an 1 year of Industry experience or Military equivalency
  • Must obtain KLA certification as well as maintain ongoing certification
  • Requires experience in testing digial and/or analog system.
  • Ability to read complicated drawings and utilize mathematics, handbook formulas, and a variety of precision testing and measuremen instruments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally
  • UNIX and Microsoft Office Proficiency
  • Flexible - Inquisitive Individual that welcomes change
  • Mature - must handle high pressure situations with level headed grace
  • Autonomous - to work in unstructured environments
  • Team player - Work with multiple countries/teams/management levels to achieve deliverables
  • Strong Analytical skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Technical School with at least 3 years of experience.
  • 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.

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