KLA Careers

Tech Support Engineer

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?


The Global Service Support Organization (GSS) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA is our service organization that consists of Service Sales and Marketing, Spares Supply Chain management, Field Operations, Engineering, Product Training, and Technical Support.  The GSS organization partners with our field teams and customers in all business sectors to maintain the high performance and productivity of our products through a flexible portfolio of services. Our comprehensive services include: proactive management of tools to identify and improve performance; expertise in optics, image processing and motion control with worldwide service engineers, 24/7 technical support teams and knowledge management systems; and an extensive parts network to ensure worldwide availability of parts.


The Technical Support Engineer (TSE) is primarily responsible for providing technical support to Customer Field Support Engineers on various BBP systems including:

  • Answering questions to driving complex issues.
  • Analyze problems quickly and provide detailed action plans to quickly recover systems.
  • Responsible to drive continuous improvement of system hardware, diagnostics and software, tooling, user documentation, knowledge management, and training.
  • Actively co-ordinate & engage in service alert meetings with field service teams or HQ engineering to evaluate and resolve tool issues.
  • Communicate effectively and clearly with colleagues, field teams and management to quickly resolve issues and ensure the customer satisfaction.
  • Detail technical work and build best known methods (BKMs) on released products.
  • Involved in system installation & upgrades at customer sites.
  • Provide support during H2H, Evaluation, beta testing, and gap analysis. Co-ordinate and support field request for planned backfill to address business needs.
  • Collaborate with staff & LKS to develop training manuals and troubleshooting procedures.
  • Maintain technical expertise and certification on existing & new products.
  • Be available to travel within region and worldwide to support escalated issues on site.
  • Travel percentage estimated to be 25-50%.
  • Good technical presentation skill and communication skill.
  • Require ability to diffuse potentially difficult situations and facilitate solutions agreeable to multiple parties.
  • Leadership experience and ability are required.


  • Strong Knowledge of overall system operation, integration and system calibrations.
  • Ensure that learning from field issues are documented, processed and applied in proactively preventing customer concern.
  • Understand & Comply to the IP protection policies and BKM's into internal and external communication.
  • Act as a two way conduit of information between field, NPI and the design engineering team.
  • Ability to write or accurate documentation to assemble and communicate knowledge.
  • Scope, create & implement processes to improve customer satisfaction while addressing Cost of Service.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's + 5 yrs experience, or equivalent in 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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