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Senior/Manufacturing Design Engineer (Systems)

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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. 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.

The LS-SWIFT Division of KLA’s Global Products Group provides patterned wafer inspection systems for high-volume semiconductor manufacturing.  Its mission is to deliver market-leading cost of ownership in defect detection for a broad range of applications in the production of semiconductors. Customers from the foundry, logic, memory, automotive, MEMS, advanced packaging and other markets rely upon high-sample wafer inspection information generated by LS-SWIFT products.

LS (Laser Scanning) systems enable cost-effective patterned wafer defect detection for the industry’s most sophisticated process technologies deployed in leading-edge foundry, logic, DRAM, and NAND fabs.  SWIFT (Simultaneous Wafer Inspection at Fast Throughput) systems deliver all-wafer-surface (frontside, backside, and edge) macro inspection that is critical for automotive IC, MEMS, and advanced packaging processes as well as foundry/logic and memory fabs.

LS-SWIFT operates from a global footprint that includes the US, Singapore, India and Germany, and serves a worldwide customer base across Asia, Europe and North America.



  • Solve complex system interaction issues on an advanced optical wafer inspection tool .
  • Develop product specifications using the appropriate statistical methods and modeling.
  • Involve in product development through release and will be expected to champion his/her technical solution.
  • Provide feedback on design changes by working closely with Development Engineering teams (M.E., E.E., and S/W Eng.) and creating ECO and documentation as needed
  • Provide fly and fix support on field escalations for analysis/resolution on any issue requiring in-depth design know-how on the product and support beta testing at customer sites
  • Reviewing marketing requirements, develop system critical design specifications and design test methods.
  • Ability to read technical drawings, understand BOMs, and use a variety of precision testing and measuring Instruments
  • Must possess strong troubleshooting and analytical skills to support technical issues, set-up experiments, and perform data analysis
  • In-depth understanding of optical, mechanical, electrical, and software components involved in the design and development of optical-based, semiconductor inspection equipment or equivalent is a plus.


  • * Master’s/Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering with 5 or more years of experience in manufacturing.
  • * Ability to develop test benches to diagnose Electronics/Noise issues that cause system level failure.
  • * To be able understand the working principle of complex electro-mechanical assemblies on a high precision defect inspection equipment and how they relate to system performance.
  • * Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills to support technical issues, set-up experiments, and perform data analysis.
  • * Good understanding of electronics components involved in the design and development of optical-based, semiconductor inspection equipment or equivalent is a plus
  • * Expected to travel up to 25% of the time.
  • * Experience in semiconductor equipment industry /manufacturing is preferred.
  • * Team player with good writing and verbal communication skills 

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