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System Engineering Intern

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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 scientists, software & hardware engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers.

KLA is ramping its fastest-growing new research & development center in Ann Arbor, MI, and we're hiring the best talent for it.  In Ann Arbor we're developing product equipment, test centers, and the software and AI algorithms that power the cutting-edge capabilities KLA is recognized for. 

Central Engineering is KLA's largest engineering organization comprised of 9 Centers-of-Excellence (CoE) in various disciplines applied across all product groups in the company, and across all global regions. These CoE include Handling & Automation, Precision Motion Control, Sensors & Image Acquisition, Platform Design, and Packaging Engineering, among others. Talent includes over 1,000 engineers across global centers in Israel, China, India, and the US. Each CoE contributes not just talent and deliverables per discipline toward product programs, but also subject matter expertise, best practices, roadmaps, specialized facilities, apparatus, models, and analytics. These differentiate KLA not only in WHAT we do, but also in HOW we do it.


KLA is looking for high-energy interns for several exciting projects this coming summer in our Ann Arbor, Michigan location. This position provides a unique opportunity to learn about industrial equipment for the semiconductor industry. Specifically, this position provides an opportunity to perform analytical work and contribute to the development of optical and opto-mechanical sub-components for KLA’s inspection tools. The individual in this role will work self-motivated in a team with other interns and engineers on a specific aspect of a larger project.

In this position, the candidate would work hands-on with KLA’s semiconductor inspection tools and run a series of experiments. The candidate will be participating in the planning phase as well as the execution, data analysis and documentation of the experiments. The work is performed in a team setting in collaboration with engineers and other interns from different disciplines such as electrical engineering, optical engineering and computer science. The candidates will be using software tools such as Python and MATLAB. Hands-on set-up, alignment and trouble-shooting of mechanical, electrical and opto-mechanical sub-assemblies in a laboratory environment will be required.


The successful candidate should have a strong interest in hands-on experimental work including assembly, alignment and trouble-shooting of mechanical, electrical and opto-mechanical components. Knowledge in LabView, Python or MATLAB is a plus. The candidate should have strong analytical skills with some experience with laboratory experiments and tests. The candidate should have strong analytical capabilities, strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Must demonstrate perseverance and ability to work collaboratively within a team setting with individuals across different geographies, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Some College

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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