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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.


  • Assess system electronics, software, and mechanics (robots) with respect to design for reliability, stability, and serviceability. 
  • Help develop and document maintenance, troubleshooting, and part replacement procedures. 
  • Gather and analyze data from the field to identify sources of systematic issues. 
  • Write technical reports to communicate issues, analysis, technical assessments, system status, and engineering recommendations.


  •  Bachelor’s degree required (Masters preferred) in Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Software or related technical field. 
  • Hands-on experience designing, building, documenting and/or troubleshooting electro/mechanical assemblies. 
  • Thorough knowledge of atmospheric robots and good understanding of electronics, software, and wafer handling subsystems. 
  • Solid mechanical engineering fundamentals, including design principles, machine elements, materials, fabrication methods. 
  • Results-oriented and driven to excel. 
  • Enjoys teaching, troubleshooting, working with groups of people, and explaining complex things as simply as possible. 
  • Strong analytic and data analysis skills.
  • Experience with LabVIEW SW, data acquisition systems, precision sensors (accelerometers, displacement, temperature, interferometers), scopes and 3D CAD SW (preferably Pro/Engineer).  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary, multicultural teams and to take a leadership role when needed. 
  • Quick grasp of challenging, complex technical information 
  • Availability for travel both domestically and internationally (<25% time). 
  • Ability to work non-standard working hours if needed. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Level Degree

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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