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Applications Intern

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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?


The Global Service Support Organization (GSS) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA is our service organization that consists of Service Sales and Marketing, Spares Supply Chain management, Field Operations, Product Training, and Technical Support.  The GSS organization partners with our field teams and customers in all business sectors to maintain the high performance and productivity of our products through a flexible portfolio of services. Our comprehensive services include: proactive management of tools to identify and improve performance; expertise in optics, image processing and motion control with worldwide service engineers, 24/7 technical support teams and knowledge management systems; and an extensive parts network to ensure worldwide availability of parts.


KLA Pro group is responsible for sales/marketing and applications support of fully refurbished pre-owned systems, mature tools upgrades and product enhancements, buybacks, re-marketing and flexible trade-in programs for surplus tools.

KLA Pro Applications organization is responsible for coordination of customer sold tools acceptances, applications training on systems, demos, STRs, source inspections, RFQ and spec responses, maintenance of sales collateral for internal and external websites, pre-sales, benchmarking and technical engagements to drive customer adoption and strategic penetrations.

Support applications execution in the demo process (understanding DRF, talking to account team RPM, apps to define demo success criteria), delivering final reports to the customer.

Technical function and maintenance of knowledge database for KLA Pro product, apps review of specs and STRs. Define and arrange for chargeable STRs, billable support – KLA Pro apps contracts.

Support developing tools and sales collateral enabling field and internal sales to sell KLA Pro’s range of product offerings. Working with diverse KLA Pro organization and global field organization.

This role reports to the Director of Application in KLA Pro group responsible for fully refurbished pre-owned systems, mature tool upgrades and product enhancements, buybacks, re-marketing and flexible trade-in programs for surplus tools.             

  • Specifically this job will require to support applications organization for setting up easy to use software, searchable database, for customer specs.
    • Continuation of the Spec database (DB) started by the previous intern
    • Deliver searchable DB for at least 2 products
    • Further develop potential Applications Engineer (L1 certification)
  • This DB will contain customer historical spec responses.Benchmark divisional practices and make recommendations on what would work best for KLA Pro's demo share point. 
  • The project will require development and organization of database that would be easy to follow and manage.
  • Initial hands-on introduction to at least one KLA Pro product line would be part of the job assignmnet.                                  



Candidate must have BS/MS/Phd in Engineering, Physics, Material Science or related fields.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidate must have min of BS in Engineering, Physics, Material Science or related fields. 

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.