Thursday, July 28, 2016

Global Operations Business Analyst (# 114081)

Position: Global Operations Business Analyst
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
KLA-Tencor has manufacturing sites across the globe, including Belgium, China, Germany, Israel, Singapore and Milpitas (CA). The Global Operations (GOPS) team, comprised of Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Installation, and Quality, is responsible for manufacturing our leading-edge technology. We partner with our world-wide supply base and our design engineering teams to bring new products to market. The GOPS team is continuously working to build our products Better, Faster, Cheaper.

Responsibilities:
Understands business requirements for operations and conducts analysis of complex business problems within Global Operations. Provides technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing automated systems and procedures that are cost effective and meet user requirements. Configures system settings and options; plans and executes unit, integration and acceptance testing; and creates specifications for systems to meet business requirements. Designs details of automated systems. Proposes and supports system enhancements for operations, and drives projects to implementation.

Supports detailed analysis of revenue (quarterly and yearly revenue, revenue risk & upside, revenue backlog & trends) and cost (gross production inventory, inventory turns, inventory liability, excess and obsolescence, reserves) for US and Global Operations. Develops and implements sophisticated reports and dashboard with multiple and different analytics view; dill-down options; dynamic pivot tables and charts, to facilitate fast and effective business decision making

Gathers data and business requirements to create Use Case and to prepare Business Requirements Document (BRD) and reports. 

Serves as liaison between Global Ops and IT and software development teams by participating in BRD, user acceptance testing (UAT), data validation, and collection & documentation of system and/or software incidents (Non conformance reports).

Plans, performs and implements process improvement initiatives. Diagrams and evaluates existing processes. Organizes, leads, and facilitates cross-functional project teams. Develops metrics that provide data for process measurement, identifying indicators for future improvement opportunities. Performs cost and benefit analyses.

Preferred Qualification:
  • Experience and/or working knowledge of MRP and experience with SAP
  • Operating system: Windows. MS Office, VBA & Macro programming
  • Strong system and analytical skills, business intelligence, and full understanding of operational needs
  • Candidate should be process oriented and results driven. Should enjoy a challenging and fast paced environment. Uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criterion for obtaining results
  • Bachelor Degree or Master Degree and 5 years of related experience
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience.

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Senior Systems Design Engineer - CCD/CMOS Sensors (# 111575)

Position: Senior Systems Design Engineer - CCD/CMOS Sensors
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Wafer Inspection Division (WIN) is the world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical inspection tools for inline monitoring of process defects in advanced semiconductor factories.
The Surfscan Product Group is part of KLA-Tencor’s WIG and develops unpatterned wafer surface inspection tools that provide the sensitivity and throughput required for qualification of current and next-generation semiconductor wafer substrates, as well as qualification and monitoring of process tools.  Semiconductor device yields begin with bare wafers, and our leading technology provides early insight into surface defect, shape, flatness and nanotopography of the advanced 300mm substrates.  Surfscan tools are the recognized market-leader in the unpatterned wafer inspection business.
Our optical inspection and metrology tools will support the next several generations of wafer and IC manufacturing. We incorporate UV laser technology, darkfield optics and advanced algorithms to finds defects down to 15nm in size and enables consistent, high sensitivity detection on engineered substrates.

Responsibilities:
KLA-Tencor seeks a System Development Engineer.  This individual will be responsible for system architecture, modeling, design, integration and characterization of new semiconductor inspection and metrology systems.  These activities will include:
  • Definition and design of imaging systems and sub-systems to meet customer requirements and business objectives
  • Modeling from basic principles the performance of such systems, in particular the interaction of the sensor sub-system with the rest of the system components
  • Understanding the performance of existing systems, from signal generation through signal detection and recognition, and devising, implementing, and verifying improvements to these systems
  • Defining error budgets and strategies to enable system calibration, stability, and matching
  • Leading technical teams through troubleshooting using data-driven fishbone techniques
Preferred Qualification:
The ideal candidate:
  • Is an innovative thinker, with solid background in multiple areas, preferably optical instrumentation, image sensors, data analysis, and signal processing
  • Is able to make whole system connections and see the big picture
  • Is capable and willing to design, build and use optical lab setups incorporating high speed electronics
Background in any of the following is a strongly preferred:
  • CCD & CMOS sensors
  • Image sensor electronics
  • Optical microscopy
  • Detection system modeling
  • Control systems
  • Light sources
The candidate should be a self-motivated individual with ability to multitask.
Strong written and verbal communications skills are also needed for extensive interactions with members of a multi-disciplinary global team.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 7 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 5 years of experience.

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Senior Systems Engineer (# 114048)

Position: Senior Systems Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The E-BEAM Division is a part of Wafer Inspection Group and provides industry leading electron beam review and inspection solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers. The E-BEAM Division portfolio of products includes hardware and software solutions for electron beam review and inspection and automatic classification systems. These products are essential for the IC manufacturers as they provide critical capabilities for the development and implementation of their advanced IC processes. The E-BEAM division is committed to support our customers to achieve performance entitlement of our solution and we effectively partner with our customers from their early research and development phase to the high volume in-line manufacturing implementation specific for their process needs. The division consists of a global team located in US, Singapore and India.

Responsibilities:
A System Engineer responsibilities include: Logical and systematic conversion of customer/market requirements into total system solutions and/or improvement projects that consider technical, schedule and cost constraints. Defines the requirements and architecture for whole systems, subsystems and improvement projects and makes sure the system is designed, developed, integrated and tested to meet the requirements. Able to make whole system connections and see the big picture. Defines the top level system specifications, allocates requirements to the subsystems, calculates the system error budget, defines and resolves interfaces and working parameters for the optimum hardware/software solution. Performs functional analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to develop solutions that optimize system performance. Able to lead technical evaluations of future generation products and effectively manage risk.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Provide significant contributions to the definition of system requirements and the architecture of complex subsystems and systems. Able to architect entire subsystems in some cases.
  • Develop top level system specifications, system error budget, interfaces and working parameters for the optimum hardware and software solution.
  • Plan and lead experiments and conduct trade-off studies required to make major architecture decisions on complex subsystems.
  • Write subsystem specifications and drive the implementation and take ownership of subsystem performance on complex systems.
  • Write test plans, including developing the specifications for modules and some subsystems, and lead the data analysis and completion of these tests.
  • Influence design engineers to use design review rigor and dfX techniques: such as design for performance, value, integration, outsourceability, manufacturability, maintainability, diagnostics, serviceability, total cycle time, COGS, quality, reliability, regulatory, etc.
  • Lead the outsourcing effort for small projects.
  • Lead or provide significant contributions to enable cross functional teams to solve system problems from MFG and the field.
  • Lead a cross functional team on product improvements.
  • Make contributions to the N+1 and N+2 product roadmap.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, interdisciplinary engineering groups, customers, and with vendors and other cultures as necessary.
  • Diagnose complex subsystem problems across algorithms, software, electronics, mechanics, vacuum and electron optics
Preferred Qualification:
The successful candidate must have demonstrated an ability to solve complex technical problems, scientific data analysis and analysis tools, demonstrated knowledge of electron beam systems, optics and scanning electron microscopes, direct hands-on experience vacuum instrumentation and related electronics for all of the above. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Matlab, JMP and Python is preferred and experience with machine control and Labview is desirable. As this is a senior level position, the candidate must have demonstrated leadership skills on a complex project involving multiple disciplines. Finally, the candidate must have excellent communication, analytical and interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 12 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 8 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 5 years of experience.

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Distributed Computer Platform Software Manager ( HPC | Linux | Design ) ( #113444 )

Position: Distributed Computer Platform Software Manager
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Wafer Inspection Group(WIG) Division is the world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical and eBeam inspection tools for inline monitoring of process defects in advanced semiconductor factories.

Responsibilities:
The software engineering manager reports into the head of High Performance Computing (HPC) in Wafer Inspection Group (WIG) and will manage a team of 4-6 software engineers. This position is a unique combination of technical and people management. The software manager position owns the vision, strategies, and tactics for evolving the existing image computer platform software used in EBeam products to keep pace with our inspection and review algorithm requirements as we continue to push the defect sensitivity for economic and competitive reasons while maximizing KLA-Tencor's market position. The manager will have accountability for resource planning and allocation.
 
Strategic responsibilities include generating a vision for common platform software roadmap to support products sharing similar image computer architecture, defining requirements for the individual elements of that vision, aligning cross-product stakeholders, and justifying commonality decisions.
 
Tactical responsibilities include engaging HPC HW/Systems, Algorithm and System Software teams to evaluate image computer software architecture, requirement, design options, and selecting the best to optimize the overall product development efficiency and product performance, as well as the planning and execution of the image computer software development and integration.
 
This Manager position requires candidates who love to work in a multi-discipline environment and solve complex technical problems, as well as believing in team efforts by growing and challenging team members.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Semiconductor inspection and review capital equipment product development experience
2) Extensive software development experience in large scale and complex systems
3) Demonstrated technical leadership in at least one distributed software project with full development and support experience
4) Extensive hands-on experiences in object oriented software development with C++ or Java. Knowledge in C and Linux device driver, as well as open source distributed software is a plus.  
5) Comfortable working and aligning across functional boundaries in global geological zones
6) People management skills with ability to identify strengths and weaknesses of team members and provide guidance for change if required
7) Clear and concise oral, written commutation, and high-level presentation skills

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 3 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 4 years of experience.
OR
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.
 
Kindly send your resume to sivaram.bose@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Product Engineer (# 114017)

Position: Product Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
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.

Responsibilities:
This person will be involved in new and sustaining product service engineering duties to include, but not limited to:
  • Serve as the central technical resource / interface with design engineering, manufacturing, technical support, quality, marketing and field as the product(s) move through the Product Life Cycle
  • Work directly with aforementioned teams in fully integrated manner to incorporate value-added serviceability, reliability and service business practice improvements into product design
  • Work to optimize serviceability, reduce cost-of-service through all stages of the PLC, and improve short and long term product service revenue performance
  • Remain involved throughout all stages of a product’s lifecycle to ensure system level product performance is continuously tracked and meets established specifications
  • Drive continuous improvement of system hardware, diagnostics and software, tooling, technical documentation, knowledge management, and training 
  • 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, technical support, and service personnel
  • Protect our service IP, and apply BKMs into documentations, FRUs, Tooling, and training
  • Participate in  difficult beta and sustaining escalation efforts, analyze data from various sources, and work with divisional experts to provide a detailed action plan suitable for execution by Customer Service Engineer (CSE) and Technical Support Engineer (TSE)
  • Leverage learning and knowledge across the Technical Support organization through training classes, scripts, coaching, documents and updating other knowledge capture tools
  • Develop and promote the use of Merlin and Solution Point during Beta and released product phases
  • Ensure that learning on current generation tools is captured and applied to next generation designs
  • Work with Learning and Knowledge Services (LKS) to determine the training requirements for new products and/or upgrades.  Train the trainer, and teach or co-teach initial courses.  Audit 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
  • Perform 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. Travel can be up to 20%
Preferred Qualification:
  • Strong analytic and data analysis skills
  • Must be able to work with wide variety of technologies, including mechanics, electronics, optics and software
  • 4+ years progressively more responsible engineering experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required and must work well in a team environment. 
  • Experience with Reliability Engineering a plus
  • Semiconductor Capital Equipment Manufacturing or Service experience highly preferable
  • System level troubleshooting experience required
  • Adept at methodical troubleshooting, including driving learning and standardization where appropriate
  • Software programing experience in C#, Visual Basic, and XML
  • Experience with ECO and MRP systems, such as Enovia and SAP
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic)

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com 

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Systems Engineer (# 114044)

Position: Systems Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
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.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will join a high-caliber team of systems engineers and research scientists to design, develop, and enhance next generation DUV inspection and metrology tools for reticles and photomasks. He/She is expected to conceive and conduct experiments through prototyping, data-taking, and simulations to analyze performance of our highly complex systems. One important attribute is the ability to interact with optical, EE, mechanical, software, and algorithm engineers to derive systems-level specifications. Laboratory experience in the field of EE, optics, physics, or applied physics is highly desirable. Familiarity with Matlab or similar software is a must.

Preferred Qualification:
  • Hands-on laboratory experience in physics, optics, or electrical engineering
  • Ability to analyze complex data and derive solutions
  • Independent and curious
  • Prefer PhD in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or Optics
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 4 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 2 years of experience.

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Research Scientist ( Optical Proximity Correction | Fourier optics | Optics | Photolithography ) (#113441)

Position: Research Scientist
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
With over 38 years of semiconductor process control experience, chipmakers around the globe rely on KLA-Tencor to ensure that their fabs ramp next-generation devices to volume production quickly and cost-effectively. Enabling the movement towards advanced chip design, KLA-Tencor's Patterning Solutions Group (PSG) is looking for the best and the brightest research scientist, software engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers to join our 5D team.
 
Our 5D patterning process control technologies control the three dimensions of the device structure, while optimizing the process control loops (time) and minimizing the expense (cost) to create the device; hence five dimensional patterning process control (5D).
 
The team's mission is to collaborate with our customers to innovate hardware and software technologies that detect and control process variations—at their source—rather than compensate for them at later stages of the manufacturing process. These patterning process control solutions provide the most accurate process correctables available today; providing real-time feedback and feed-forward control to improve subsequent process steps.
 
Why join 5D? Think of this team as a "start-up" company where you are offered the ultimate challenge to solve the most complex technical problems that enable the digital age. Yet, this "start-up" is backed by the most sophisticated and successful process Control Company in the semiconductor industry.

Responsibilities:
KLA-Tencor has an opening for a research scientist in our Patterning Division working on Computational Patterning. Computational Patterning is the expansion of Computational Lithography to include leading-edge multi-patterning schemes, with a new emphasis on deposition and etch processes. This research position in Computational Patterning will have two focus areas.  First, the research scientist will work on a team to develop new models for patterning processing and to develop numerical algorithms to implement these models in the simulator PROLITH and similar platforms. PROLITH currently has detailed models based on Fourier optics, Maxwell equations, chemical reaction-diffusion equations, and surface evolution. Further development in similar areas and appropriate numerical methods will be required. Second, the researcher will work with customers to develop and to support new applications for computational patterning, working both on mask layout and fab use-cases. Potential applications include rigorous OPC (optical proximity correction), weak point analysis, metrology target design, and evaluation of new patterning schemes.

Preferred Qualifications:
The candidate should have a strong background in applied mathematics and numerical methods, as well as familiar with standard programming languages such as C++ and numerical scripting in Matlab. The ideal candidate will be familiar with semiconductor processing, optics, and photolithography simulation. Candidate should be independent and self-motivated, but also able to work well on a team.

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate (Academic)
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience.
OR
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.
 
Kindly send your resume to sivaram.bose@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Senior Algorithm Engineer ( C++ | Nonlinear Optimization | Statistical Data Analysis | Algorithm Development ) (#113766)

Position: Senior Algorithm Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Film and Scatterometry Technology (FaST) provides industry leading metrology solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers. The FaST portfolio of metrology products includes hardware and software solutions for optical film thickness, optical critical dimension (CD), composition, and resistivity measurement systems. These products are essential for the IC manufacturers as they provide critical metrology capabilities for the development and implementation of their advanced IC processes. The FaST is committed to support our customers to achieve performance entitlement of our solution and we effectively partner with our customers from their early research and development phase to the high volume in-line manufacturing implementation specific for their process needs. The division consists of a global team located in US, Israel, China, and India.
 
Responsibilities:
1) A successful candidate shall have demonstrated ability in scientific programming with strong working knowledge in nonlinear optimization, statistical data analysis, or computational electromagnetics. Knowledge of optical modeling, Scatterometry and metrology is not necessary but a big plus.

2) Works on complex problems that impact the design success of current products or addresses broad design issues of future products or technologies. Tasks include: define future product development strategy, develop a problem statement, research into particular solutions, develop code, and test prototypes; design, code, and test/integrate into tool product software.
 
3) The candidate will be responsible for developing and improving algorithms, measurement capabilities, system optical models, calibrations development, and analysis tools for optical metrology applications.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD in Computational Physics or related areas. Industrial experience is highly desired. Proficiency in C++ /C# and object oriented design is a must.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's Level Degree with at least 4 years of experience.

Kindly send your resume to sivaram.bose@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Inventory Analyst - US Supply Chain (# 113214)

Position: Inventory Analyst - US Supply Chain
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
KLA-Tencor has manufacturing sites across the globe, including Belgium, China, Germany, Israel, Singapore and Milpitas (CA). The Global Operations (GOPS) team, comprised of Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Installation, and Quality, is responsible for manufacturing our leading-edge technology. We partner with our world-wide supply base and our design engineering teams to bring new products to market. The GOPS team is continuously working to build our products Better, Faster, Cheaper.

Responsibilities:
Responsible for inventory reporting including Excess and No Demand (END), IFR, supplier liabilities, inventory health and business level forecasts. Inventory scenario 'What If' analysis for the GOPS business in collaboration with supply chain, finance, procurement, MS, commodity teams and appropriate engineering teams. Forecasts future inventory levels and the financial impacts of business unit decisions, product transitions and EOM strategies. Generates scenario analysis, reserves impacts and recommendations.
Addresses other business level projects as needed for the US Supply Chain senior director.

Preferred Qualification:
High level analytical skill set, 'expert' at Microsoft suite of tools, SAP, access database and pivot tool analytics, working knowledge of the supply chain, MS, finance and manufacturing policies and processes as they relate to inventory. Can 'mine' various data sources to create a 'picture' of the current and future inventory position. Collaborative style, able to work across functions and GOPS organizations to achieve results. Able to present findings, causes and recommendations in a concise and understood manner.
Self-starter, can operate with minimum direction at times.
Over time develops the skill to anticipate impacts of business decisions on inventory levels, reserves requirements, turns and liability in close collaboration with supply chain, MS, engineering and commodity team personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in IE, business, finance, supply chain and 2 years of experience in a related function.
OR
Master’s degree in similar study areas preferred.

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Associate Test Engineer (# 113819)

Position: Associate Test Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
KLA-Tencor has manufacturing sites across the globe, including Belgium, China, Germany, Israel, Singapore and Milpitas (CA). The Global Operations (GOPS) team, comprised of Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Installation, and Quality, is responsible for manufacturing our leading-edge technology. We partner with our world-wide supply base and our design engineering teams to bring new products to market. The GOPS team is continuously working to build our products Better, Faster, Cheaper.

Responsibilities:
•SKILL: Has substantial understanding of the job, and applies knowledge and skills to complete a wide range of tasks. 
•JOB COMPLEXITY: Works on assignments that are moderately difficult, requiring judgment in resolving issues or in making recommendations.
•SUPERVISION: Normally receives little instruction on daily work, general instructions on newly introduced assignments.
•EXPERIENCE: Typically requires a minimum of 2 - 4 years of related experience.
•RESPONSIBLE: Responsible for performing the set-up, calibration, testing, and troubleshooting of circuits, components, instruments, and mechanical assemblies. Determines and may develop test specifications, methods and procedures from blueprints, drawings and diagrams. Tests and troubleshoots assemblies and/or final systems. May complete rework on assemblies and/or systems as a result of testing. As required, prepares technical reports summarizing findings and recommending solutions to technical problems. May assist in the selection and set-up of specialized test equipment.

Associate Test Engineer:
Works on assignments that are moderately complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations. Normally receives no instruction on routine work, general instructions on new assignments. Requires experience in testing digital and/or analog systems. Ability to read complicated drawings, mathematics, handbook formulas, and a variety of testing and measuring instruments. An AA degree, military technical training or their equivalent vocational training is required.

Preferred Qualification:
Technical certificate or military technical training or equivalent vocational training, minimum of 2 - 4 years of related experience (electronics field) – ability to troubleshoot/resolve complex optical/mechanical issues with minimum supervision. Quality oriented and ability to meet standard hours on assigned projects.

Minimum Qualifications:
Technical School with at least 1 year of experience.

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Buyer/Planner (# 113891)

Position: Buyer/Planner
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Global Supply Chain (GSC) organization is a matrix organization overseeing sourcing, supplier contracting, supplier management, materials management, procurement (direct and indirect), logistics, and trade compliance around the world. GSC leads the company to establish and manage an innovative, reliable, efficient, effective, and compliant supply chain and logistics, working to assure competitive advantage for KLA-Tencor.

Responsibilities:
Plans, schedules and monitors the movement of materials through the production cycle to determine required materials purchases. Obtains materials using engineering and production schedules to maintain inventory at planned levels (i.e., just in time purchases). Resolves discrepancies. Ensures material standards are met and non-conformance or variances are approved and/or minimized. Develops specifications for new contract orders. Gathers quotations, examines bids and makes awards. Monitors cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value. Evaluates vendor reliability and develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are no longer competitive.

Preferred Qualification:
KNOWLEDGE: 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. Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.
JOB COMPLEXITY: Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Internal and external contacts often pertain to company plans and objectives.
SUPERVISION: Determines methods and procedures on new assignments, and may provide guidance to other personnel

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree with at least 8 years of related experience.

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Supply Chain Engineer (#113852)

Position: Supply Chain Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
KLA-Tencor has manufacturing sites across the globe, including Belgium, China, Germany, Israel, Singapore and Milpitas (CA). The Global Operations (GOPS) team, comprised of Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Installation, and Quality, is responsible for manufacturing our leading-edge technology. We partner with our world-wide supply base and our design engineering teams to bring new products to market. The GOPS team is continuously working to build our products Better, Faster, Cheaper.

Responsibilities:
Responsible for technical sourcing, supplier relationship management, and program management of technical components, subsystems, and systems that are developed with and/or procured from our supply chain. Requires a blend of technical and business expertise as well as solid interpersonal and negotiation skills to contribute, lead, and manage at all organizational levels, both internally and externally. Contribute, lead, and manage cross-functional and cross-divisional (as needed) teams to ensure timely achievement of milestones, effective supplier relationship management, and on-time delivery of high quality material goods and services at the lowest possible costs. These positions lead, co-ordinate, and manage supplier business reviews. They also support, lead, and manage the early involvement of key suppliers in our technology and NPI programs managing the sometimes conflicting technical and business challenges. In addition, these positions support, lead, and manage the achievement of all business objectives, including technology and product requirements, cost reductions, product improvements, and problem resolutions. The positions require a technical understanding of our products, commodities, and components; as well as an understanding of both our suppliers' and our own business and market trends.

Preferred Qualification:
  • Positions require a minimum of a BS Degree in a technical engineering field or equivalent; In addition, an MBA is preferred. Relevant industry experience in engineering or product development, as well as experience in manufacturing operations, supply chain, or procurement. Experience in marketing is a plus. Technical sales experience will also be considered
  • Positions require solid technical, business, interpersonal, and negotiation skills
  • Ability to develop and execute sourcing strategies that map to and support overall business strategies.
  • Ability to lead complex supplier relationship and negotiations
  • Ability to develop and manage supplier business reviews and scorecards
  • Able to ensure compliance with company supply chain management best practices, policies, procedures, and external compliance requirements
  • Ability to contribute and drive technical solutions both internally and externally
  • Domestic and international travel may be required
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree with at least 8 years of experience preferably in the semiconductor equipment industry.

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Field Applications Engineer (#113284)

Position: Field Applications Engineer
Location: Portland, OR
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The SensArray Division provides industry leading metrology solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers. The SensArray Division portfolio of metrology products includes hardware and software solutions for Etch, Film, Litho, Strip process characterization   these products are essential for the IC manufacturers as they provide critical metrology capabilities for the development and implementation of their advanced IC processes. The SensArray division is committed to support our customers to achieve performance entitlement of our solution and we effectively partner with our customers from their early research and development phase to the high volume in-line manufacturing implementation specific for their process needs. The division consists of a global team located in US, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Singapore and Europe.

Responsibilities:
The Field Applications Engineers will be responsible for developing and implementing product applications for existing and pre-release products to provide maximum value to the customers.
The candidate is expected to support the following:
Focus on projects related to new product introduction such as characterization, beta testing, adoption increase for existing product
  • Support product penetration and adoption at customer site
  • Perform product diagnosis, problem resolution, interface with software and systems engineering to verify that hardware and software problems have been resolved
  • Conduct customer product demonstrations and technical training including on-site training to end users
  • Document all test results and lessons learned in BKMs (Best Known Methods), training documents, Demo reports
  • Generate demo and test reports for internal and customer review
  • Travel to customer sites will be required; Customers are mostly located in USA, Europe, and east-Asia.  Require up to 50% traveling
Preferred Qualification:
  • Candidate should have BS/MS/ in Engineering, Physics, Material Science or related fields and strong technical background
  • Preferred work experiences in semiconductor processing or equipment industry
  • Candidate must have excellent communication, organizational, analytical, leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Candidate must also be self-driven, and a strong team player
Minimum Qualifications:
Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience.
OR
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Product Engineer (#113832)

Position: Product Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
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.

Responsibilities:
Summary:
  • Continuous Improvement for FaST Products
  • Cost of Service Program Management
  • NPI Responsibilities during Product Launch
  • C+, C#, GUI SW Programming Skills a Plus
Details:
New and sustaining product service engineering. Serves as the central technical resource / interface with design engineering, manufacturing, technical support, 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.
  • 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
  • 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. Develop and promote the use of Merlin and Solution Point during Beta and released product phases
  • 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
Preferred Qualification:
The successful candidate will have a sound understanding of how spectroscopic ellipsometry and reflectometry systems are developed and supported, and a strong drive to continuously improve products, people, and processes. This will often involve the ability to work creatively with other senior level individuals. Requires an interest and understanding of both technology and business.
  • KNOWLEDGE: Having broad expertise or unique knowledge, uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways
  • JOB COMPLEXITY: Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles. Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results and value to the company. Contacts pertain to significant matters often involving coordination among groups
  • SUPERVISION: Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments. May supervise the activities of others
  • EXPERIENCE: Typically requires a minimum of 12+ years of related experience. At this level, graduate coursework may be expected
  • C+, C#, GUI SW Programming Skills a Plus
Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 5 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience.
OR
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 7 years of experience.

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.