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Writer, Tech 2

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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?


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.


  • Work with Technical Publications Manager to determine scope, deliverables, and schedule for documentation projects.
  • Create a documentation plan, if necessary, for the project.
  • Comply with all project deliverables.
  • Gather all relevant information from appropriate sources (database, pre-existing documents, and relevant SMEs) to create, develop or update documents.
  • Develop and author content adhering to KLA processes and style guide.
  • Incorporate review comments as required.
  • Attend relevant PLC meetings to provide status and communicate changes as required.
  • Capture and edit screenshots.
  • Map and link documents to the VFI and update documents in the VFI.
  • Track and report status, including roadblocks to meeting deliverables and potential resolution of those roadblocks.
  • Generate and maintain KLA Document Change Request (DCR)/document ticket reports. Reduce the DCR/document ticket backlog.
  • Understand Knowledge Services documentation development lifecycle.
  • Understand the product/product development life cycle.



  • Excellent English language communication and written skills.
  • Proficient in DITA, Oxygen XML Editor, MS Word, Excel, and Visio/Smartdraw.
  • Proficient in Adobe FrameMaker & Adobe Acrobat Professional.
  • Knowledge of graphic tools, such as SnagIT & Photoshop.
  • Experience with Content Management Systems such as Documentum/Webtop and Ixiasoft CCMS.

Soft Skills/Others

  • High attention to details
  • Self-motivated, highly proactive and independent.
  • Be able to work on multiple documents in parallel.
  • Flexibility to travel domestic/international

Education and Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant Technical Writing experience with a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering.
  • Must have experience working in a multi-national company, having interactions with onsite stakeholders.