KLA Careers

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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?

Group/Division

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.

 

Responsibilities

  

  • Manages day-to-day production planning for their production lines / categories.
  • Processes ERP output, schedules work orders in a timely manner to support demand.
  • Track work order shortages and expedite material. Additionally, the candidate will be required to maintain the physical movement of product throughout the shop (Kit pulls, shippers, movement of parts to stock/QA)
  • Expedite production materials that meet: quality, delivery and cost goals that align with our customers’ expectations, in accordance with company policy and procedures.
  • Follow up on purchase orders, quotes and bids for production material; prepare summary and comparison documentation.  Place purchase orders as needed to assist the department.
  • Initiate and follow through on any supplier date changes and document in appropriate fields in the system. Work through appropriate channels to resolve issues and get material delivered on time.
  • Assist and facilitate the prompt disposition of non-conforming materials from assigned commodities.
  • Communicate supplier performance including supplier visits as required.
  • Work with production department representatives to develop clear product needs.
  • May need to support other areas in the materials department as needed.

 

 

 

Qualifications

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires the ability to understand and adhere to all laws pertaining to procurement. 
  • Experience using ERP required. SAP and MPS experience preferred.
  • Ability to understand specs and drawings. 

 

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge

• MS Office: Computer proficiency with standard software packages, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

• Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, communication and writing skills. 

• Organizational skills with strong attention to detail.

• Prioritize and handle multiple duties/projects at one time

 

Minimum Qualifications

• Associates degree minimum and 5 years of expediting, buying, and planning experience. Bachelors degree preferred.  Consideration will be given to candidates with no college degree and minimum of 10 years requisite 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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