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Product Development Engineer - RAPID - Advanced Development

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Company Overview

KLA-Tencor Corporation, a leading provider of process control and yield management solutions, partners with customers around the world to develop state-of-the-art inspection and metrology technologies. These technologies serve the semiconductor, data storage, LED, and other related nanoelectronics industries. With a portfolio of industry-standard products and a team of world-class engineers and scientists, the company has created superior solutions for its customers for more than 35 years. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., KLA-Tencor has dedicated customer operations and service centers around the world. Additional information may be found at www.kla-tencor.com.


The RAPID division is the world leading provider of reticle inspection solutions for the semiconductor industry. The company provides inspection solutions to both the mask shops and the semiconductor fabs to ensure that lithography yields are consistently high thus enabling cost-effective manufacturing.


The selected Product Development Engineer will work within RAPID Advanced Development group. This role will involve requirements analysis, system design and testing of complex inspection systems using expertise from multiple technical disciplines. The selected candidate will:

  • Work with engineering to define system architecture and develop requirement specifications and test plans - 30%
  • Work with functional groups to define and review designs.
  • Create and execute test plans and perform analysis to validate system performance. Will troubleshoot system and subsystem issues and work with various subsystem teams to find and implement solutions - 40%
  • Support internal and external customers in implementing processes to build and use the tool effectively and optimize tool performance. Lead troubleshoot efforts in manufacturing. - 30%
  • Occasional travel will be required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree. in  mechanical/electrical engineering, physics or related disciplines desired
  • Must have a strong background in engineering or the physical sciences with demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills
  • Must have a good understanding mechanical and vacuum systems and their interactions in the context of complex industrial equipment.
  • Strong diagnostic and troubleshooting skills in mechanics and motion control systems
  • Experience in developing a subsystem in one or more of the above areas are highly desirable
  • Agility and ability to thrive on a fast-paced program and respond quickly to field and internal escalations
  • Must be an effective communicator able to share technical information with functional groups



Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate (Academic) OR
  • Master's Level Degree wtih at least 2 years of experience OR
  • Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA-Tencor 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.

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