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Technical Instructor (LS)

Company: Kla-tencor
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: November 20, 2022

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 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.


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, 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.

The instructor will be responsible to engage in various training and development activities with senior instructors, product engineers, manufacturing engineers and PSO team members. The instructor is expected to master the technical know-how of the assigned tools, develop training material, create training plans, validate service documentation/procedures and deliver well-managed training to field engineers. This include using new technology such as Augmented Reality to develop and deliver training.

Detailed responsibilities include:

* Develop and deliver technical training on service, maintenance, installation, repair, and troubleshooting.
* Use the combination of product technical skills and training skills together to deliver high-quality service training to KLA field service engineers, technical support engineers, and install engineers and external customers.
* Participate in tool building, manufacturing, field support, upgrades, installs, and other technical activities to master the technical know-how on the assigned product. Maintain a high level of technical skills and stay up to date on new product changes and updates.
* Independently conduct and lead the review meetings and discussions with subject matter experts to define milestones, deliverables, and training plans.
* Lead the assigned training projects; conduct reviews with stakeholders; provide regular updates to the stakeholders and functional groups; assess risks and actions; assesses efforts, time and resource requirements; maintains action trackers and project documentation.
* Review engineering documentation, procedures, and specifications. Capture technical information into training documents. Develop well-organized training content and videos most appropriate to the target audience and create appropriate certification plans.
* Learn and use new software and tools to develop high-quality videos, remote training, web-based modules, augment reality models and simulations to deliver highly engaging learning experiences.
* Fully maintain the assigned tools or equipment in the best possible conditions all the time. Performs regular health checks, preventive and corrective maintenance and upgrades.
* Follow and apply standard training design and development best practices, formats and templates.
* Review and validate service procedures on the tool. Assess the need to update documentation.
* Monitors the errors, mistakes, changes requested. Provide corrective feedback to technical writers and drive implementation of the changes in the documentation quickly.
* Able to travel - 30%

Minimum Qualifications

* An engineering degree in optical, mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering
* Minimum 3 years of in-depth technical experience on KLA inspection or metrology equipment.
* Preferred experience on BBP or LS (Voyager or PUMA) system. Experience on other inspection equipment backed by in-depth manufacturing or service experience will be considered.
* Proven track record of supporting a range of install, service, tool building, manufacturing or technical support activities on KLA tools.
* Prior experience in conducting or supporting technical training, formally or informally, or mentoring junior engineers on KLA or other semiconductor tools will be a plus.
* Ability to communicate comfortably with international audience in English

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-tencor, Milpitas , Technical Instructor (LS), Other , Milpitas, California

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