KLA Careers

Mechatronics 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.


In this role successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Understand system and subsystem requirements
  • Perform feasibility studies and proof of concepts
  • Provide solutions to various structural and dynamic requirements for precision mechanisms
  • Design, model and simulate electrical and mechanical subsystems in vacuum environments
  • Loop shaping design in the frequency domain and a good understanding of different types of filters, such as notch, low pass, high pass lead/lag and PID filters.
  • Specify, document and procure components such as controller, amplifier, actuators and sensors for precision motion.
  • Understand cost, schedule, and scope with tradeoffs when necessary
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Assemble and test subcomponents and system level assemblies
  • Interact with manufacturing and service teams to support a smooth product transition into manufacturing
  • Contribute to system-level discussions including impact on overall system performance.
  • Help with troubleshooting and resolving issues and escalations both at subsystem and system levels


  • Master’s degree in mechanical engineering with 3-5 years of experience preferred
  • Strong understanding of mechanical and electrical engineering principles and fundamentals
  • Understanding of dynamic systems modeling and feedback control systems
  • Analytical problem-solving skills in structural and dynamic systems
  • Good understanding of engineering tolerances and error budgeting
  • Basic knowledge of analog and digital electronics signal processing
  • Experience with high vacuum systems desired
  • Experience with Python and C/C++ languages
  • Knowledge of Matlab/Simulink system modeling and data analysis
  • Experience with CAD, preferably ProEngineer/Creo desired
  • Be able to work in a multi-discipline and multi-culture global organization
  • Be flexible and adaptive to adjust project focus based on changes of business priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be self-driven and a strong team player

Minimum Qualifications

Master's level degree or bachelor's level degree with at least 2 years' of 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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