KLA Careers

Lab Technician (Vacuum Systems)

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:

  • Set-up, modify and maintain vacuum systems including sample transfer systems, process chambers and vacuum pumps.
  • Operate plasma sources and analytical equipment.
  • Keep instrument performance at optimum level through preventative maintenance and best-practice operating methods.
  • Assist in the setup and qualification of prototype high-vacuum systems.
  • Support short-term and long-term project objectives.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and laboratory environment.
  • Hands-on troubleshooting and maintenance of engineering tools. 



  • Must have experience with vacuum tools, contamination control, plasma sources and analytical equipment.
  • Have excellent oral communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous experience with instruments for semiconductor industry is desired.
  • The candidate should be self-driven and a strong team player.
  • Must be able to travel for training and support of teams in other locations.


Minimum Qualifications

Technical School

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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