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Senior Field Support Supervisor

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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.


** Position is based in Beaverton, OR. **


  • Provides supervisory direction for the delivery of pre- and post-sales services and support to clients/customers.
  • Leads all facets of customer retention (CRM) including participating in the resolution of customer concerns and defining and developing a customer contact strategy.
  • Analyzes operational processes, procedures and performs training needs assessments for finding opportunities for service delivery improvements and benefit to the customer/clients.
  • Executes on defined customer service department procedures. Liaises between customers and manufacturing, sales, field service, order processing and accounting to resolve status, production, delivery and billing inquiries. Reviews and submits warranty claims.
  • Handles return materials authorization (RMA) processes for ensuring customer returns, exchanges, service and repairs are done with speed and accuracy and all client/customer service delivery issues are resolved.
  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

Senior Field Support Supervisor:

SCOPE: Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals. Provides direction to employees according to established policies and management guidance. Recommends change to group policies. Management reviews work to measure meeting of objectives.

JOB COMPLEXITY: Works on issues where analysis of situation or data requires review of relevant factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies to execute appropriate action.

DISCRETION: Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve results will cause delays in schedules.

INTERACTION: Frequently interacts with subordinate supervisors and functional peer groups. Interaction normally requires the ability to gain cooperation of others, conducting presentations of technical information concerning specific projects or schedules.

SUPERVISION: Provides direct supervision to exempt employees and/or skilled, nonexempt employees (i.e., technicians, designers, support personnel). Acts as advisor to unit or sub-units and may become actively involved, as required, to meet schedules and resolve problems 


Desired Qualifications include the ability to understand and troubleshoot problems in software and electronics, optics, mechanical, electro-mechanical, and electro-optical systems. Analytical skills Knowledge of computer theory, various operating systems, and applicable operating system software knowledge, Networking in a Windows, Unix or Novell environment. Microsoft Office suite proficiency is required. Basic Semiconductor industry process knowledge required. KLA class for Introduction to semiconductor processes will be provided. Good interpersonal/communication skills in understanding customer needs. Ability to work with exacting timelines to resolve customer issues that affect the manufacturing area. Experience with KLA systems and processes beneficial.

Skills desired: Interpersonal Agility, Problem Solving, Technical Presentation delivery, Time Management, Timely Decision Making, Priority Setting, Strategic Agility

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree with 2+ years experience as a lead or supervisor of a technical team 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.

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