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Product 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.


  • Responsibilites include new and sustaining product service engineering.
  • Serves as the central technical resource / interface with design engineering, manufacturing, technical support, quality, marketing and field as the product(s) move through the Product Life Cycle.
  • Will be fully integrated and working directly with aforementioned teams to incorporate value added serviceability, reliability and service business practice improvements into product design.
  • Works to optimize serviceability, reduce cost-of-service through all stages of the PLC, and improve short and long term product service revenue performance. Involvement lasts throughout all stages of a product’s lifecycle to ensure system level product performance is continuously tracked and meets established specification .
  • Drives continuous improvement of system hardware, diagnostics and software, tooling, technical documentation, knowledge management, and training.
  • Work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in depth evaluation of various factors. 


  • BSIE/BSEE/ME/OE or equivalent with 1-2 years of related experience; graduate degree a plus.
  • Results oriented and driven to excel.
  • Enjoy teaching, troubleshooting, working with groups of people, and explaining complex things as simply as possible.
  • Strong analytic and data analysis skills.
  • Experience with analytical software such as MatLab, JMP and Power BI is desired.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and project management skills desired
  • Ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary, multicultural teams and to take a leadership role when needed.
  • Desired electronic n electromechanical skills in troubleshooting complex system issues; opto-mechanical skills are highly preferred.
  • Quick grasp of challenging, complex technical information.
  • Natural curiosity, inventiveness, and an interest in making things work better.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Level DegreeORBachelor's Level Degree with at least 1 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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