KLA Careers

Senior Mechanical Design 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?


SPTS wafer processing solutions include market-leading silicon etch, dielectric etch, dry-release etch, PVD, PECVD and molecular vapor deposition (MVD®), available with a range of wafer-handling options applicable to R&D, pilot production, or volume production environments. SPTS is headquartered and has its main manufacturing facility in Newport, UK, with additional manufacturing in Allentown, Pennsylvania. SPTS operates across 19 countries in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, and offers comprehensive service and spare parts support through a worldwide network of service centers and qualified local agents.



Preferred attributes are:

  • Strong CAD skills (Ideally Solid Edge). 
  • Experience of large complex systems with a high degree of interdependency between components.
  • Experience of designing to industry standards (ideally SEMI standards)
  • The willingness to take CAD designs through to test assembly.
  • Experience of trouble shooting mechanical assemblies. 
  • Experience of industrial fluidic networks i.e. knowledge of pumps, valves, tubes, pneumatics and couplings.
  • Good analytical skills & a logical, pro-active approach to problem solving.
  • The ability to work both autonomously and as part of a small team.
  • A flexible work ethic with the ability to shift from desk based design to practical hands-on work as required.

Role description

Working as part of our ECD (Electrochemical Deposition) team, the primary responsibilities of this role will be to develop hardware for bump electroplating.


This will involve generating new hardware concepts/designs, liaising with external project partners/suppliers and carrying out hands-on hardware testing.  Additional responsibilities will include writing technical documents for both internal and external use.

The successful applicant will be joining a project which could herald a completely new product type for the company. Success would trigger the formation of a whole new department hence there is potential for rapid career progression. 




Qualifications & Experience

Applicants should be educated to a minimum of degree level in a science or engineering discipline.  Applicants should have experience of CAD across a broad range of mechanical and electromechanical applications. Preference will be given to candidates with good working knowledge of Solid Edge Software (ideally >2yrs experience) and experience of large complex systems with a high degree of interdependency between components.

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