KLA Careers

Manufacturing Design Engineer (eBeam – Electron Optics)

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?


KLA has manufacturing sites across the globe, including Belgium, China, Germany, Israel, Singapore and Milpitas (CA).  The Global Operations (GOPS) team, comprised of Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Installation, and Quality, is responsible for manufacturing our leading-edge technology.  We partner with our world-wide supply base and our design engineering teams to bring new products to market.  The GOPS team is continuously working to build our products Better, Faster, Cheaper.


  • Solve complex system interaction issues on an advanced scanning electron microscopy instrument.
  • Acting independently, devise and drive innovative analyses and solutions for complex problems.
  • Analyze data and/or utilize modeling to drive process, specifications, and design improvements.
  • Provide manufacturability design requirements to designers.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain processes for system test and trouble-shooting.
  • Setup complex project plans, across multiple resources disciplines, and drive to completion.
  • Provide fly and fix support on field escalations for analysis/resolution on issues requiring in-depth product design know-how and support beta testing at customer sites.
  • Travel up to 25%


Preferred experience:

  • Experience with Vacuum Systems, Electron Optics, and High Voltage for scanning electron microscopes or equivalent a plus.



  • Masters or Doctorate in Physics, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or related fields.
  • Entry level Doctorate candidates with strong relevant knowledge, and/or relevant instrument hands-on experience is welcomed.
  • 3 or more years of experience in electro-mechanical engineering, or mechatronic engineering, or related fields is preferred.
  • Experience with product transfer will be advantageous
  • Possess strong troubleshooting and analytical skills to support technical issues, set-up experiments, modeling, and data analysis.
  • Ability to champion his/her technical solutions to manufacturability issues found with the design.
  • Ability to create effective technical presentations up to the divisional level.

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