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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 1/25/2017

KLA-Tencor Milpitas, CA

Milpitas, CA
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Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


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-Tencor, 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*

Business Unit

The Film and Scatterometry Technology (FaST) Division provides industry leading metrology solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers. The FaST Division portfolio of metrology products includes hardware and software solutions for optical film thickness, optical critical dimension (CD), composition, and resistivity measurement systems. These products are essential for the IC manufacturers as they provide critical metrology capabilities for the development and implementation of their advanced IC processes. The FaST division is committed to support our customers to achieve performance entitlement of our solution and we effectively partner with our customers from their early research and development phase to the high volume in-line manufacturing implementation specific for their process needs. The division consists of a global team located in US, Israel, China, and India.


The senior level mechanical engineer position is responsible for development of the next generation metrology tool as well as continuing improvement (CIP) of the current tools. The candidate will be responsible for key mechanical engineering tasks, from requirement specification, top level mechanical analysis and architecture, conceptual and detail design, prototype integration, testing and handoff to manufacturing. The detail design activities include system level layout, opto-mechanical design, precision mechanism design and alignment tooling design, using ProE/Creo as the design tool.

The candidate must participate in the design process in cross-discipline teams including System Engineering, Optics Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and other groups within K-T worldwide organization. He/she needs to exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and Perform analysis as needed to verify new designs. The candidate is also expected to champion his/her designs throughout the release process and generate all required engineering documentation until they are fully released to manufacturing.

Preferred Qualifications

Must have experience in precision mechanism design and/or opto-mechanical design

Must have good understand in physics and mechanics

The candidate must be able to generate system-level concept for opto-mechanical systems with all-around consideration and perform high-level mechanical design, testing and troubleshooting.

Familiar with mechanical manufacturing processes including machining, sheet metal fabrication, welding and castings

Good communication and team working skills are required

Must be proficient in 3D solid modeling CAD. Strongly prefer ProE/Creo

Experience with optical interferometers, structure/vibration analysis, thermal analysis is desirable

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) with at least 2 years of experience.

OR Master's Level Degree with at least 4 years of experience.

OR Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Additional Benefits

Tuition Reimbursement
Pet Insurance
Employee Stock Purchase Program
Employee Training and Development