KLA Careers

Applications Engineer Nanoindentation

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 is the world sales and technology leader in Nanoindentation mechanical property measurements. We supply cutting-edge products to the metals, polymers, ceramics, and coatings industries, among many others. There's a good chance a KLA Nanoindenter was used testing the mechanical integrity of components in your cell phone, tablet, or computer. 

We've introduced a major new product that has a chance to disrupt the Nanoindentation market. Our product roadmap should allow us to exceed our already rapid growth rate, and to enable many more users to afford nanoindenters. We need positive, motivated contributors who are excited to connect a wide range of customers to our measurement solutions, and to be a part of a dynamic, rapidly growing team.




Applications Engineers work with customers to help them ascertain which Nanoindentation tool suits their application. They communicate with the customer directly, analyze samples using KLA tools and help sell systems. Application Engineers provides also technical assistance and support for systems in the field. The position is a mixture of traditional application and sales engineer's duties.

Typical Duties:

  • Conduct product and technical demonstrations
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  • Work with sales to help close sales opportunities successfully 
  • Provide training and technical support of installed systems
  • Participate in industry tradeshows
  • Provide technical feedback on product specifications and features to Marketing and R&D for the Product Roadmap
  • Assist with Business Development, qualifying new applications, markets, and customers
  • Analyze competitive offerings and understand KLA’s competitive advantage in the market
  • Further develop and articulate KLA’s value proposition


At least a four-year technical university degree in Physics or Engineering is required.

  • An advanced degree in a technical field related to mechanical characterization or surface characterization is beneficial
  • Three years of working experience in a similar position
  • Excellent problem-solving and resolution skills
  • High initiative and drive - ability to work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial atmosphere
  • An attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in German and English
  • Strong organizational and self-management skills
  • Ability to move about the facility to perform job duties effectively and in a timely manner
  • Ability to travel primarily within the EU and to the United States
  • Accomplished computer skills