KLA Careers

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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, 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.


Technical Support Engineer (TSE) is Responsible for providing assistance to Customer Support Engineers who are diagnosing, troubleshooting, and debugging complex optical, electro/mechanical, computer systems and/or software problems.

TSEs respond to challenging issues where first-line product support has been unable to isolate or fix problems in malfunctioning equipment. Responsibilities include reporting design, reliability and maintenance problems, documenting and providing feedback to HQ Tech Support, and Sustaining Eng on CIP opportunities, preparing service and postmortem reports. TSEs may also be involved in customer installation, and upgrade of equipment as well as training of KLA and non KLA personnel. 


Knowledge of KLA RAPID products optical, mechanical and system software.  TSEs must be able to diagnose problems through analysis of Inspection Reports, system log files, parametric diagnostic results and use of test equipment. Use 7 Step problem solving tools, organize and present Technical information to HQ Tech Support and RAPID MSE/DE teams when required. TSEs must also be familiar with RAPID product Hardware/software integration, Database administration, Network administration, UNIX, LINUX.  Strong project management, communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to lead escalations and communicate effective to both internal and external customers.

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