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Senior Product Safety & Compliance Engineer

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?


With over 40 years of semiconductor process control experience, chipmakers around the globe rely on KLA to ensure that their fabs ramp next-generation devices to volume production quickly and cost-effectively. Enabling the movement towards advanced chip design, KLA's Global Products Group (GPG), which is responsible for creating all of KLA’s metrology and inspection products, is looking for the best and the brightest research scientist, software engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers.

Central Engineering is KLA's largest engineering organization comprised of 9 Centers-of-Excellence (CoE) in various disciplines applied across all product groups in the company. These CoE include Handling & Automation, Precision Motion Control, Sensors & Image Acquisition, Platform Design, and Packaging Engineering, among others. Talent includes over 500 engineers across global centers in Israel, China, India, and the US. Each CoE contributes not just talent and deliverables per discipline toward product programs, but also subject matter expertise, best practices, roadmaps, specialized facilities, apparatus, models, and analytics. These differentiate KLA not only in WHAT we do, but also in HOW we do it.


Support Product Safety & Comploance engineering deliverables within the Prduct development process 

  • Support safety risk assessments on equipment, assembly and component designs to comply with SEMI S2/S8 Guidelines, UL Standards, CE, KRWA and other industry and regulatory standards
  • Perform on tool testing as needed, i.e. HiPot, F47, S23
  • Ensure tools changes and upgrades continue to meet safety guidelines and standards, and generate necessary safety notices & bulletins based on incoming field data
  • Review Engineering Changes and Field issue reports from safety standpoint to determine level or risk and assess against established criteria to determine if corrective action is needed.
  • Work with peers across the company/globe to support product development, testing and release
  • Support SEMI and other 3rd party safety evaluation, i.e. EMC
  • Attend design reviews, provide input on regulatory concerns and drive design compliance

Develop test procedures to evaluate component safety


Knowledge of semiconductor equipment safety standards, such as SEMI S2, IEC, UL, NFPA, and OSHA.

  • Knowledge of safety risk assessment methodology, such as SEMI S10 and ISO 12100, FMEA, PHA, hazop etc
  • Knowledge of  system safety.
  • >5 years working as a Product Safety & Compliance engineer within a high technology industry
  • Experience with Semiconductor equipment a plus
  • Experience working with laser / X-Rays a plus

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor / Masters in Mechanical / Electrical / Industrial / Industrial Safety Engineering OR 8 years experience in similar role

  • MS Office proficiency
  • Strong verbal and written command of the English language

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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