KLA Careers

Mechanical Design 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.

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 correct the manufacturing process.


The task involves participating in architecture conceptual design, designing and building hardware and test fixtures for concept validation; participating in the design and building of ultra-clean vacuum systems, provide solutions to various structural and system dynamics for precision mechanisms and control, advance material selection and tooling; perform first order hand calculations and computer simulations to verify functionality of parts and mechanism.

The candidate will be responsible for the design process, from requirements specification to analysis, design using 3D cad system (Creo/ProE),  prototyping, testing, debugging, writing assembly procedures before handoff to manufacturing, . The candidate is expected to work cross-functionally and drive implementation of design best practices into product design. The candidate is expected to be well versed in design of experiment methodologies as well as analysis techniques, like Matlab, labview, CFD and FEA 


MSME or above with emphasis on mechanical systems required.
Must be proficient in CAD design, preferably but not necessarily in Creo/ProE.
Design experience in one or more of the following fields: Semiconductor equipment or similar instruments, precision mechanisms, vacuum system, electron beam optic-mechanical design, vibration isolation, structure design and analysis, and electronic packaging. Candidate should have analytical skills to examine impact of designs at a system level and good communication skills to interact with other engineering groups

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