KLA Careers

LKS Apps Instructor

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 conducting training for employees and customers to teach troubleshooting using Spectral/Log Analysis software for Thin Film and Critical Dimension metrology products.
  • Collaborates with Engineering, NPI, Technical Support, and Manufacturing to ensure that course material reflects current product features, Field activity or FMECAs .
  • Designs instruction and prepares lesson plans for onsite or online audience.
  • Teaches using classroom lectures and laboratory sessions
  • Use course evaluations to assess and maintain course material and documentation.
  • Maintains assigned training tools by performing preventive and corrective maintenance.
  • Ensures all safety protocols are adhered to.
  • Main area of training for FaST tools including Aleris, SS9k, SS10k (3DF), F1, SS11k


  • Master’s degree or PhD in Physics/Optics/EE/ME
  • KLA or similar Semiconductor Capital Equipment OEM experience
  • X-Ray or eBeam technology experience is desirable
  • Preferred 5+ years of Field Applications experience.
  • Effective communication and writing skill in English
  • Strong presentation skills and interpersonal skill
  • Good understanding of customer technical issue.
  • Proven experience using OLSA, YASA, and other applicable data analysis software.
  • Ability to travel≤ 25%

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