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Manufacturing Technician (Optical|Laser|Electrical|Mechanical)

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Company Overview

Filmetrics, a KLA company, is the market leader in 3D optical surface profiling and thin-film thickness measurement systems. Filmetrics products combine innovative hardware solutions with intuitive, easy to use software, tied together with a pioneering online platform.  Filmetrics is part of KLA Corporation which develops industry-leading equipment and services that enable innovation throughout the electronics industry. We provide advanced process control and process-enabling solutions for manufacturing wafers and reticles, integrated circuits, packaging, printed circuit boards and flat panel displays. In close collaboration with leading customers across the globe, our expert teams of physicists, engineers, data scientists and problem-solvers design solutions that move the world forward.



Filmetrics products serve a broad range of industries and applications, from electronics and semiconductors to optics, biomedical, automotive, and industrial/commercial coatings. The company’s San Diego headquarters is housed in an, open, newly renovated building that provides a pleasant work environment with lots of natural light and fresh air, taking maximum advantage of the San Diego climate. All Filmetrics systems are manufactured in San Diego, and customers are supported through an array of sales offices across the United States and around the world.


  • Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, and optical assemblies that do not meet testing criteria
  • Diagnose and repair returned customer merchandise
  • Contribute to a documented troubleshooting guide
  • Be a technical resource for the assembly staff
  • Build and test mechanical, optical, and electronic assemblies
  • Perform routine inventory control and component inspection
  • Collaborate with engineering to resolve problems with components and procedures
  • Perform independent quality audits of manufactured goods
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of assembly documentation


* This position is based in San Diego, CA *

  • Associate degree or equivalent technical training
  • Accumulated 5 or more years of manufacturing-related experience preferred, ideally with optics and electro-optics
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment as an assembler or technician
  • Ability to work under frequently changing priorities and deadlines, while keeping a keen awareness of the impact on other areas of the organization
  • Knowledge of ESD practices
  • Demonstrated high attention to detail - perfectionists are encouraged to apply!
  • Ability to read and follow assembly documents in their entirety
  • Strong communication skills
  • Leadership experience

Additional Skills:

  • Familiarity with hand and machine tools
  • Experience with power tools and machining equipment
  • Experience with electronic test equipment
  • Ability to solder and work with electronic assemblies
  • Ability to work with crimp tools, wires, and cable assemblies

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate degree or equivalent technical training
  • Minimum 3 or more years of manufacturing-related experience as an assembler or technician
  • Ability to read and follow assembly documents in their entirety
  • OR Equivalent Combination of Experience and Education. 

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.