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Mechanical Engineering Internship

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.

First to deliver the best imaging and classification data for every defect or point on any layer at any time.

EBeam’s mission encapsulates its role as the “eyes” of KLA’s product line, providing timely information on defects and critical locations on the wafer at the highest spatial resolution possible.  Customers use EBeam products alongside KLA patterned and bare wafer inspectors to quickly understand the nature of defects and other imperfections on product wafers and take action to correct the manufacturing process.


 The Intern role is to build and commission test fixture(s) to characterize and qualify the performance of certain modules used in ebeam scanning electron microscopy. The submodules includes but not limited to electrostatic chuck used that holds wafer at the XYZ moving stage in vacuum chamber during inspection; objective lens thermal management, contamination and particle shedding of selected components in vacuum chamber; High voltage components testing and selection.  

To perform the task, the Intern will be working on Robotic and automation mechanism to cleanly and reliability transfer witness wafers under test module. She/He should be able to develop test plan, collect and analyze data using standard analysis SW packages (Matlab, LabView, Excel, JMP etc..) Write and present report.  

The candidate will be trained to run and operate multimillion dollar wafer inspection and review tools to scan wafers for defects and defect characterization.



At least one year in a BS/ME or Physic degree program -Robotic and automation, data analysis using standard software packages (Excel)

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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