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EECS Mechatronics Summer 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 is seeking a talented and motivated individual for an internship position, working on cutting edge technology

Job function:

  • Study high precision electromechanical subsystems such as semiconductor wafer handling robots, stage and associated sub-assemblies
  • Optimize complex multiple degrees of freedom Wafer Stage calibration using Python Scripts
  • Study in depth the preventive Maintenace tasks and propose ideas and specifc suggestions for PM cycle Time reduction by opimizing PM tasks
  • Define an opimized PM kit for Cost reductions and  waste, overhead elimination
  • Review and Modify FRU packaging for PM consumables
  • Modify existing Python scripts used for stage calibration for cycle time reduction
  • Propose design improvement opportunities for sub components such as vision system, gripper assembly, sensors and actuators
  • Successful candidates will obtain hands-on experience with robotic sub-systems while working in an engineering lab environment
  • The opportunity to gain visibility by successfully completing the project and presenting analysis and recommendations to senior management
  • Candidates will get exposure to: Semiconductor Capital equipment industry, robotics, control systems, software development and design for serviceability while working with cross functional teams in a fast paced environment 


  • Proficiency in Python programming is preferred
  • Familiarity  with controllers and high precision motors, encoders preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Relevant experience (project/internships):  feedback loops, control systems, self-driving or automation, motor, and encoders
  • Must be self-driven, eager to learn and a strong team player. 





Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing BS or MS degree in EECS, Mechatronics, Electrical, Mechanical or similar Engineering discipline
  • Python programming is preferred

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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