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Field Applications Engineer, Meridian,ID

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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 Customer Organization (GCO) is our field based, customer facing organization consisting of Sales, Marketing, Applications, Finance, Human Resources, Facilities & IT.  They partner closely with our customers to provide a comprehensive portfolio of products, services, software, and expertise, to help them manage yield throughout 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 capabilities & expectations, providing critical solutions for improved yield performance, and collecting requirements for future products by understanding customer processes and technology trends. This diverse and dynamic team partners with KLA’s service organization and factory divisions to help ensure alignment between customer needs and corporate offering to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.



Our Field Applications Engineer team based out of Meridian,ID.  The selected Applications Engineer will join a dynamic team that makes a significant impact on the company every day. 

There are two main areas of focus in this role however as you grow and develop the sky is the limit:

  • Customer support:The candidate will provide and manage product penetration and adoption support, customer demonstrations, and head-to-head (H2H) activities at customer facilities. This includes-investigating semiconductor manufacturing yield issues and providing inspection solutions; creating & sharing product value statements and use-cases with engineering, marketing and sales groups; training customers and other applications engineers. Projects will also include new product introductions and characterization, beta testing and early evaluation tools. This position provides opportunities to work closely with many organizations including worldwide applications teams, engineering, sales and marketing within KLA and with customer engineers outside of KLA. This position may require minimal travel to support products at customer sites.
  • Product Development: The candidate will be responsible for generating best known method documents and other training materials and transferring this knowledge to KLA's worldwide Applications team and customers. He/she will work closely with customers to develop solutions to problems, and publish papers at industry symposiums or in technical journals. Characterization of next generation state-of-the art semiconductor wafer inspection products. This includes designing test plans, collecting data, performing analysis, publishing results and recommendations in the form of applications notes, best known methods.


  • We are looking for high energy, self-driven and motivated engineers who are interested in working in High Tech.  The semiconductor space is a fast paced, high stress environment that gives applications engineers a lot of autonomy to work and drive projects on their own.  Ideal candidates appreciate the opportunity to have high levels of accountability, working well with limited supervision and thrive in a work environment where they can drive projects on their own.
  • Educational background in Engineering, Physics is desired.
  • Teamwork is critical so having a good balance between technical skills and people skills is a must. 
  • Strong troubleshooting skills, combined with a methodical approach, and clear communication.
  • Well-organized, strong follow-up abilities, demonstrated ability to thrive in a dynamic environment.
  • Must also have training in semiconductor or related fields. Having a background in IC processing/Semiconductor equipment is a plus.
  • Must have excellent communication, organizational, analytical, leadership, and interpersonal skill.
  • Candidate must also be self-driven, yet a strong team player to thrive in a dynamic environment.

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.