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Field Applications Engineer 3

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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?


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. The Customer Engagement (CE) applications team partners with our customers to help them manage yield throughout all stages of their fabrication process - from research and development to final volume production. Responsibilities of this group include maintaining strategic client relationships, identifying and closing sales opportunities, ensuring our products meet performance expectations, providing critical solutions for improved yield performance, and collecting requirements for future products by understanding customer processes and technology trends. Partnering with our service organization and factory divisions, this diverse and dynamic team helps ensure alignment between customer needs and corporate offering to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.

"First to deliver the best imaging and classification data for every defect or point on any layer at any time."

EBeam’s mission encapsulates its role as the 'eyes' of KLA’s product line, providing timely information on defects and critical locations on the wafer at the highest spatial resolution possible. Customers use EBeam products alongside KLA patterned and bare wafer inspectors to quickly understand the nature of defects and other imperfections on product wafers and take action to improve the manufacturing process.



  • Responsible for providing technical applications support for the development and implementation of KLA products in customer fabrication facilities
  • Makes presentations on all aspects of products
  • Assists sales staff in assessing potential application of company products to meet customer technical requirements and preparing detailed product specifications
  • Implements detailed customer installation plans
  • Provides follow-up support in training customers and disseminating technical information on specific applications
  • Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in depth evaluation, design of experiments, and communication between customers and specialists
  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criterion for obtaining results


MS / Ph.D. preferred in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Optics, Material Science or a related field.

  • Candidate should have experience in the semiconductor fabrication industry, or equivalent experience and education
  • Candidate must be well organized and professional with strong project management skills - including the ability to manage numerous projects at once
  • Candidate shows persistence and dedication to understanding and solving critical customer problems
  • Candidate will have strong analytical problem solving skills

Position also requires completion of a university-level course / research-project / internship / thesis, or 6 months of experience in most of the following:

  • Computer operating systems, networking
  • Basic programing skills (Matlab, Labview, Python, or equivalent)
  • Data analysis tools (Excel, JMP, minitab, Igor, Origin or equivalent)
  • Semiconductor device application and characterization
  • Microscopy (Optical, SEM, etc.)
  • Deep learning
  • Cleanroom environment experience
  • Vacuum experience is a plus

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience.ORBachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 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.