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Senior Optomechanical Design Engineer

Company: Kla-tencor
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview

KLA 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 in 2019 we invested 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.


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 scientist, software engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers. 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.

Job Description:

  • High-autonomy design of innovative precision mechanisms, optics modules, and subsystems of next generation cutting edge reticle inspection tools.
  • Use of a wide variety of your skills (designing for high stiffness, sub-micron motion, and mK thermal control, using exotic materials in ultra-clean & ultra-high vacuum)
  • Work closely with world class suppliers to meet challenging design requirements.
  • Follow & be supported by documented product development phases.
  • Collaborate with other engineering groups such as Optics engineers, Systems engineers and Manufacturing + Service engineers to ensure flawless integration and test at the subsystem and system level.

Design challenges may include:

  • Optomechanical & precision mechanism design
  • Design for functionality in ultra-high and ultra-clean vacuum
  • Precision stage and actuation/adjustment design

Required Skills:

  • Strong leadership, communication and problem solving skills.
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in 3D solid modeling
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in precision design including: Kinematic constraints, high stiffness, low induced stresses, thermally stable, FEA, GD&T
  • Ability to lead small design team desirable.
  • Strong background in the design of mechanisms.
  • Basic understanding of optical subsystems.
  • Familiar with manufacturing processes including machining, sheet metal fabrication, welding fabrication and castings.
  • Team player, who takes initiative and demonstrates perseverance and a drive to be better.

Preferred Skills:

  • Creo (ProEngineer) skill strongly preferred.
  • Experience in several of these areas is desirable: opto-mechanical systems, ultra-high vacuum systems, motion control, electronics, data acquisition systems such as LabView, instrumentation, tooling & test fixture design, supplier management, new product introduction
  • Experience in some or all of the following: structural, thermal, and fluid flow CFD modeling (Pro/Mechanica, ANSYS, CF Design skill strongly preferred).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate (Academic) or work experience of 5 years , Master's Level Degree or work experience of 6 years , Bachelor's Level Degree or work experience of 7 years

We offer a competitive, family friendly total rewards package. We design our programs to reflect our commitment to an inclusive environment, while ensuring we provide benefits that meet the diverse needs of our employees.

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-tencor, Milpitas , Senior Optomechanical Design Engineer, Other , Milpitas, California

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