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Manufacturing Technician (Optical|Laser|Electrical|Mechanical)

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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?


Filmetrics products serve a broad range of industries and applications, from electronics and semiconductors to optics, biomedical, automotive, and industrial/commercial coatings. The company’s San Diego headquarters is housed in an, open, newly renovated building that provides a pleasant work environment with lots of natural light and fresh air, taking maximum advantage of the San Diego climate. All Filmetrics systems are manufactured in San Diego, and customers are supported through an array of sales offices across the United States and around the world.


  • Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, and optical assemblies that do not meet testing criteria
  • Diagnose and repair returned customer merchandise
  • Contribute to a documented troubleshooting guide
  • Be a technical resource for the assembly staff
  • Build and test mechanical, optical, and electronic assemblies
  • Perform routine inventory control and component inspection
  • Collaborate with engineering to resolve problems with components and procedures
  • Perform independent quality audits of manufactured goods
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of assembly documentation


* This position is based in San Diego, CA *

  • Associate degree or equivalent technical training
  • Accumulated 5 or more years of manufacturing-related experience preferred, ideally with optics and electro-optics
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment as an assembler or technician
  • Ability to work under frequently changing priorities and deadlines, while keeping a keen awareness of the impact on other areas of the organization
  • Knowledge of ESD practices
  • Demonstrated high attention to detail - perfectionists are encouraged to apply!
  • Ability to read and follow assembly documents in their entirety
  • Strong communication skills
  • Leadership experience

Additional Skills:

  • Familiarity with hand and machine tools
  • Experience with power tools and machining equipment
  • Experience with electronic test equipment
  • Ability to solder and work with electronic assemblies
  • Ability to work with crimp tools, wires, and cable assemblies

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate degree or equivalent technical training
  • Minimum 3 or more years of manufacturing-related experience as an assembler or technician
  • Ability to read and follow assembly documents in their entirety
  • 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.