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Technical System Support 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 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.


Responsible for providing assistance to Customer Support Engineers in diagnosing, troubleshooting, and debugging complex optical/electro/mechanical equipment, computer systems, coupled with sophisticated software solutions.

Faclititae Engineering requests at stratigic customer site.

Be the lead/owner and provide solutions to complex field escalated issues where the Customer Support Engineer has been unable to resolve these issues in the systems at customers’ sites, including thoroughly understanding the problems, negotiating for resources, gap analysis, providing POAs; or, if the depth of technical understanding requires, reporting to relevant other engineering teams, host meetings of multiple teams to discuss the technical issues in details, acquire POAs with consensus until issues resolved. Be able to complete this with a sense of urgency and in a highly timely manner.

Able to clearly document troubleshooting processes, technical findings, provide service and postmortem reports.

Contribute to NPI and product sustaining/cost of service reduction by providing feedback on improvement opportunities, participating or owning certain operations in new project introductions and/or continuous improvement projects.

Will involved in customer installation, and upgrade of equipment as well as providing training to KLA and non KLA personnel.



Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree in technical, mechanical or engineering discipline.  Masters degree preferred.

Ability of quickly diagnosing problems through analysis of system log files, system parametric diagnostic data and other test results, and provide solutions

Stong organizational skills and the ability to work independently/proactively with minimal supervision.

Good technical presentation skills and ability to lead technical phone and internet based discussions.

Able to travel up to 20% mainly to factory.

Proficient with all office suite applications such as Excel, PowerPoint

Knowledge of KLA OMD division's products is a plus.

Visa: US is a plus

Language: English (Mandatory)


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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