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?

Group/Division

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 scientists, software & hardware engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers.

KLA is ramping its fastest-growing new research & development center in Ann Arbor, MI, and we're hiring the best talent for it.  In Ann Arbor we're developing product equipment, test centers, and the software and AI algorithms that power the cutting-edge capabilities KLA is recognized for. 

Central Engineering is KLA's largest engineering organization comprised of 9 Centers-of-Excellence (CoE) in various disciplines applied across all product groups in the company, and across all global regions. These CoE include Handling & Automation, Precision Motion Control, Sensors & Image Acquisition, Platform Design, and Packaging Engineering, among others. Talent includes over 1,000 engineers across global centers in Israel, China, India, and the US. Each CoE contributes not just talent and deliverables per discipline toward product programs, but also subject matter expertise, best practices, roadmaps, specialized facilities, apparatus, models, and analytics. These differentiate KLA not only in WHAT we do, but also in HOW we do it.

Responsibilities

In this role successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Understand system and subsystem requirements
  • Perform feasibility studies and proof of concepts if necessary including rapid prototyping
  • Provide solutions to various structural and dynamic requirements for precision mechanisms
  • Model and design motion systems
  • Perform concept and detailed designs using 3D modeling software packages (ProE/Creo, etc.)
  • Understand cost, schedule, and scope with tradeoffs when necessary
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Specify, document and procure parts
  • Assemble and test subcomponents and system level assemblies
  • Release items according to KLA's standard processes
  • Interact with manufacturing and service teams to support a smooth product transition into manufacturing
  • Contribute to system-level discussions including impact on overall system performance.
  • Help with troubleshooting and resolving issues and escalations both at subsystem and system levels
  • Contribute to identification of failure modes and development of FMECA models

Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of mechanical engineering principles and fundamentals including design principles, machine elements, materials, fabrication methods, and integration and testing
  • Experience with CAD, preferably ProEngineer/Creo
  • Analytical problem-solving skills in the structural, dynamic, thermal and fluid domains
  • Thermal, vibrational, and airflow modeling through finite element methods are desirable
  • Good understanding of engineering tolerances and error budgeting
  • Be able to work in a multi-discipline and multi-culture global organization
  • Be flexible and adaptive to adjust project focus based on changes of business priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be self-driven and a strong team player

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Level Degree

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.

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