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Optomech Design Engineer

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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 Wafer Inspection Division (WIN) is the world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical inspection tools for inline monitoring of process defects in advanced semiconductor factories.


  • Design opto-mechanical parts, modules, and subsystems of the next generation optical wafer inspection tools.  Responsible for the complete design process which includes deriving requirements and justifications, feasibility studies, concept design, conducting various analysis such as fluid, thermal, and structural analysis, detailed design, detailed drawings, prototype testing, systems integration and release to manufacturing.
  • Working closely with Optics, Systems, EE, Software, Manufacturing and GSS Engineers to ensure successful integration at both subsystem and system level.


  • Must have strong mechanical engineering fundamentals specifically precision engineering and mechatronics
  • Must be proficient with solid CAD, Creo Parametric is preferred.
  • Experience in these areas are desirable: opto-mechanical systems, optics alignment, motion controls, data acquisition systems such as LabView.
  • Also desirable to have experience in thermal analysis, structural analysis and computational fluid dynamics.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) with at least 2 years of experience.ORMaster's Level Degree with at least 4 years of experience.ORBachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of 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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