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Product Engineer (NPI)

Company: KLA-Belgium
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Company OverviewKLA is a global leader in diversified electronics for the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem. Virtually every electronic device in the world is produced using our technologies. No laptop, smartphone, wearable device, voice-controlled gadget, flexible screen, VR device or smart car would have made it into your hands without us. KLA invents systems and solutions for the manufacturing of wafers and reticles, integrated circuits, packaging, printed circuit boards and flat panel displays. The innovative ideas and devices that are advancing humanity all begin with inspiration, research and development. KLA focuses more than average on innovation and we invest 15% of sales back into R&D. Our expert teams of physicists, engineers, data scientists and problem-solvers work together with the world's leading technology providers to accelerate the delivery of tomorrow's electronic devices. Life here is exciting and our teams thrive on tackling really hard problems. There is never a dull moment with us.Group/DivisionThe 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, Engineering, 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.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:New and sustaining product service engineering. - Serves as the central technical resource / interface with design engineering, manufacturing, technical support, installation, quality, marketing and field as the product(s) move through the Product Life Cycle. Will be fully integrated and working directly with aforementioned teams to incorporate value added serviceability, reliability and service business practice improvements into product design. - Works to optimize serviceability, reduce cost-of-service through all stages of the PLC, and - improve short and long term product service revenue performance. Involvement lasts throughout all stages of a product's lifecycle to ensure system level product performance is continuously tracked and meets established specification . Drives continuous improvement of system hardware, diagnostics and software, tooling, technical documentation, knowledge management, and training.Job Scope and Complexity:

  • Strong knowledge of overall system operation, system integration, and system calibrations.
  • Influence early PLC designs to include features that will optimize K-T's service business: calibrations and diagnostics, Cost of Service (CoS), reliability, design tolerances, Intellectual Property (IP) protection.
  • Act as a two way conduit of information between design teams, and tech support and service personnel.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Very adept at 7-step trouble-shooting, including driving learning and standardization where appropriate.
  • Full understanding of the need to protect our service IP, and apply BKMs into documentations, FRUs, Tooling, and training. - -
  • Able to step into a difficult beta and sustaining escalation, analyze data from various sources, and, working with divisional experts when necessary, provide a detailed action plan suitable for execution by Customer Service Engineer (CSE) and Technical Support Engineer (TSE).
  • Leverage learning and knowledge across the Tech Support organization through training classes, scripts, coaching, documents and updating other knowledge capture tools.
    • Ensure that learning on current generation tools is captured and applied to next generation designs.
    • Works with Learning and Knowledge Services (LKS) to determine the training requirements for new products and/or upgrades. - Trains the trainer, and teach or co-teach initial courses. - Audits service training courses to ensure their quality.
    • Help to define a plan, implement and optimize the spare parts that will be stocked to support field shipments. - This includes taking into account reliability, diagnostics, inventory holding cost, training level and other factors.
      • Prepare CoS models (bottom-up and top-down) during initial concept phase, and update them as new information is available. - Apply results to help optimize design of diagnostics.
      • Work with Services Marketing to define Service Offerings, including analyzing market needs, forecasting CoS and developing Sales support materials.
      • Help to define and optimize the Preventative Maintenance Schedule for systems.
      • Help to prepare a product for obsolescence / transfer to Service Supply Chain Management (SSCM) ownership including closing known issues, disposition of inventory and transfer of documentation and knowledge.
      • Participate in NPI Best Practice teams to spread knowledge across product divisions.
      • Hands-on work for integration of Alpha/Beta systems, including performing serviceability validation.
      • Travel to Beta sites for support of new tool installations/upgrades, and for escalation support for new products.
      • Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures; resolves a wide range of issues in imaginative as well as practical ways.
      • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Interacts with senior internal and external personnel.
      • Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments.
      • 25% travel domestic & foreign.Preferred Qualifications:
        • Clean room experience, is preferred.
        • Hands-on experience on semi-conductor equipmentMinimum QualificationsMaster's Level Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline, or work experience of 2 years , Bachelor's Level Degree or work experience of 4 years.COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: - Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required where permitted by law. - KLA will consider reasonable accommodation as provided by applicable law. - Please note that accommodation may not be possible where vaccination is required for an essential function of the position, including for international travel or customer site access.The company offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package including but not limited to the following: - medical, dental, vision, life, and other voluntary benefits, - 401(K) including company matching, employee stock purchase program (ESPP), student debt assistance, tuition reimbursement program, financial planning benefits, employee assistance program (EAP), paid time off and paid company holidays, family care and bonding leave.KLA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by applicable law. We will ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation.

Keywords: KLA-Belgium, Milpitas , Product Engineer (NPI), Engineering , Milpitas, California

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