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Senior Engineering Recruiter

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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 vision of KLA’s global human resources organization is to become a leader and partner to operating leadership in support of the company’s efforts to achieve its strategic growth, customer and operating objectives through strategic talent management. Our mission is to enable the business, and leverage human resources to achieve short and long-term business objectives. Our primary areas of strategic focus include talent acquisition, individual and organizational assessment and development, performance management, inclusion and engagement, and rewards.

The global HR organization includes HR business partners, learning and development, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, employee communications, and HR system operations.


KLA has an opportunity for a Senior Engineering Recruiter to work in our Milpitas, California campus.  We seek a Recruiter who shares our passion for finding and hiring hard-to-find talent that is behind KLA’s market-leading technology.

The selected individual will provide recruiting and sourcing support for various engineering positions.  Technical positions may include recruiting for engineers of different disciplines to include, but not limited to optical engineers, various mechanical engineers, software engineers, system engineers, electrical design engineers, research scientists, applications engineers, and manufacturing design engineers.  

  • Manage full lifecycle recruiting for assigned requisitions
  • Function as a talent advisor to the assigned business groups and drive success by establishing/developing effective partnerships with the respective business groups, operating with a high sense of urgency, and delivering exceptional client service
  • Partner with senior leadership and HR partners (Business Partners, Compensation/Benefits, HR Operations, etc.) to accomplish hiring goals
  • Play an active role in sourcing and establishing, developing, and engaging with talent pipelines using creative and structured approaches
  • Create and ensure positive experiences for hired and non-hired candidates; serve as a candidate advocate
  • Learn ATS and track all work in ATS system
  • Screen, qualify, and interview candidates for assigned positions
  • Manage efficient interview processes for hiring teams and prospective applicants
  • Formulate recruiting strategies by translating technical requirements into sourcing strategies/plans and executing against those plans
  • Continually innovate on new sourcing strategies to attract potential candidates for open position requirements
  • Partner and collaborate with sourcing team to align on search requirements and provide guidance necessary to fill positions
  • Qualify and present potential candidate resumes to Hiring Managers with the goal of adding value to the selection process
  • Oversee scheduling and logistics of all interviews between candidates and hiring teams
  • Negotiate compensation and terms, drive approval process, and present/close offer of employment to selected candidates; includes handling all administrative due diligence to properly onboard candidates
  • Maintain accurate and organized documentation on all candidates, searches, Hiring Managers interactions, and other recruiting activities to ensure a safe and thorough audit, if required
  • Maintain timely and effective communications with all partners throughout the recruiting process including communication with candidates
  • Participate in recruitment career fairs to identify potential candidates
  • Propose and participate in recruiting initiatives


  • BS/BA degree and 8 years of experience in full lifecycle recruiting or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Prefer broad experience recruiting for engineering talent in technology manufacturer; experience semiconductor capital equipment industry strongly preferred, as is experience recruiting optical engineers, systems engineers, mechanical engineers (opto-mech and precision engineering), software developers, applications engineers, and technical managers.
  • Sufficient knowledge of full lifecycle recruiting components including, but not limited to, job analysis, sourcing strategies, qualifying candidates against position requirements, knowledge of local compensation trends, relationship management, selling and closing candidates, knowledge of mobility and immigration requirements, and driving offers based on multiple factors
  • Previous experience using a consultative approach and leveraging data to help inform hiring leaders. 
  • Ensuring a great candidate experience understanding needs, motivation, and values, while meeting Hiring Managers’ objectives to hire the best talent.


Minimum Qualifications

Master's level degree with at least 6 years of experience. OR Bachelor's level degree with at least 7 years of experience or equivalent years of work experience.

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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