Friday, April 18, 2014

Division Controller (# 111093)

Position: Division Controller
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
Product Division - Candela became a part of KLA-Tencor as the result of an acquisition that took place in 2004 and was part of our strategy to expand into growth markets beyond the semiconductor business. Candela tools support the data storage industry. The systems are laser based surface inspection tools. 

Responsibilities:
  • Provide Controller level support to the Candela Division and General manager for all aspects of their financial and accounting requirements. Provide support for better decision making and optimization of product plans
  • Understand operational aspects of division and participate with Division teams to formulate accurate forecasts, consistent with Corporate Financial Planning requirements
  • Be the Financial management representative in business activities and discussions other functional areas of the division. Lead team to better business decisions
  • Manage the Balance sheet of the division, consistent with GAAP and KLA-Tencor accounting principles.  
  • Present full analysis of accounts to the Corporate Controller in the quarterly reviews
  • Lead, train, and guide the Financial Analysts and Ops Accountants of the product division to collaborate with other functions of the division and meet accounting and financial requirements                
  • Provide Controller support to the Candela Worldwide Operations function                                   
  • Work with Ops VP and management team (including K-T Israel) to prepare ORAM presentations consistent with Corporate FP&A requirements and sound business practices                                
  • Lead Candela General Manager and team in all aspects of the Strategic Plan
  • Identify business issues and lead teams to balanced financial plan which states realities of the business as well as captures recommended improvements
  • Understand KLA-Tencor financial and accounting policies and insure that accounting and business transactions are consistent with these policies
  • Maintain and improve internal controls within the division in light of K-T policies
  • Demonstrate KT Values in execution of duties
  • Other duties and projects as assigned 
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related Business field and 5 to 10 years business experience OR
  • MBA and 4 to 8 years business experience. CPA is a plus, but not mandatory.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 8 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 6 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, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Manufacturing Design Engineering Manager (# 110962)

Position: Manufacturing Design Engineering Manager
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.

Responsibilities:
Manage Mechanical/Electrical Manufacturing Engineering team for the WIN Operations group. Responsible for the management direction of all phases of a product from manufacturing, introduction to end-of-life. Functions as the central resource with Design, Manufacturing, Quality, and Materials groups to ensure that shipping products meet specifications, quality, and schedule goals. Plans and manages the realization of Manufacturing processes, training, test fixtures, tooling, and facilities, as required to achieve a successful ramp. Oversees and participates in technical escalation support in manufacturing and in the Field, with occasional travel. Contribute to the development or improvement of Best Known Methods. Formulates and executes plans for cost/profit control. Actively coach direct reports and other operations personnel.

Preferred Qualifications:
BS /Master's/Ph.D. degree in Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or related field, plus 5/4/3 years management experience in Manufacturing and/or Manufacturing Engineering of high-end capital equipment. Candidate must have a record of managing multidisciplinary projects to support revenue stream or to provide for efficient transfer of products from development into volume manufacturing. Practical knowledge of optical, image processing, precision mechanical systems, and data analysis techniques. Thorough knowledge of MRP, Bills of Materials, and Supply Chain concepts. Able to drive both process changes and design changes.

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, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Engineering director ( Lithography | metrology | semiconductor capital equipment) (#111064)

Job Title: Engineering director(advanced development)
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Fulltime

Job description:
Business Unit:
The Film and Scatterometry Technology (FaST) Division provides industry leading metrology solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers.  The FaST Division 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 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, Israel, China, and India.

Responsibilities:
KLA-Tencor has an opening for an Advanced Development Director in our Patterning Solutions Group. This Director will be responsible for identifying, developing and implementing patterning process monitoring improvements and patterning process control solutions.

Responsibilities include hiring and leading cross-functional teams (including algorithm engineers,  applications engineers, systems engineers, and software engineers) to develop and implement new solutions.

Develop device modeling, machine learning, and simulations to predict patterning performance variations. Develop metrology algorithms to measure variations and calculate process tool knobs corrections. 

Work with customer team at customer sites to conduct investigations, gather and analyze data, understand root causes of patterning errors, and develop and implement process control solutions to reduce patterning errors and improve yield.

Communicate with customers at senior management and engineering levels.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with state-of-the-art data analysis and process control algorithms.

Experience in process simulations or process integration. 

Lithography, etch or deposition metrology experience preferred.

Leading cross functional teams in engineering or advanced development roles for the semi market.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 10 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 8 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 7 years of experience.

Please send your resume to Vinod at vinod.sanker@kla-tencor.com

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

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Electrical design engineer ( servo control| IC design | mixed signal| electron beam)(#111055)

Job Title: Electrical design engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job description:
Business Unit:
Advanced Particle Research Group ( in RAPID) is engaged in Advanced R&D activities for developing n+2 generation technologies/ products for KLA-Tencor. The group develops products by closely working with premier research institutions and universities around the globe. The group is engaged in developing products which are Systems composed of Electron Optics , Mechanical , Electrical and Electronics fields. The deliverable from the group are prototypes and operable / manufacturable units that meet aggressive design goals through constant innovation.

Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate will:
1. Develop system level solutions,  with electrical and electronics design focus.
2. Will perform Architectural / micro-architectural  and error budget analysis for an electron beam  development program.  Included in this category are electron , x-ray,  and ion beam optics, electrical, mechanical, photonics, and physio-chemistry system design, development, and integration.
3. Candidate shall participate/lead design, simulations, error budget development and design review processes, design and execution of experiments, validation processes, and execution to the PLC protocol, including development risk identification, assessment, and mitigation.
4. Candidate shall produce sub-system specifications to meet the total tool performance requirements, support engineering staff in next level specification and test planning.
5. Must be able to work within a small team environment, work with outside contractors, consultants, and participate in VOC/market validation efforts.
6. Provide effective  presentation and written evaluations to internal customers to show capabilities of the product concept. Interface with customers to understand the requirement of their needs.
7. Feedback on product performance and market gaps back to the marketing and engineering teams.  This candidate must work closely with other internal development programs within KLA-Tencor.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. MS/PhD in Electrical Engineering or Controls Engineering, with a minimum  of 5  years relevant industry  development experience is required.  
2. Proven experience in successfully system requirements to hardware through Analog/Mixed signal Hybrid designs, Board designs , FPGA code design and Developments through Testing / performance analysis and filed deployment are must. 
3. Domain knowledge in at least  one of:
1) high end  sensor based image acquisition and signal processing for high throughputs, 
2) Servo Controls 
3) Electron Beam deflection Systems is required. 
4) Advanced high speed IC design experience  (Analog, Mixed signal, Digital)  is a plus.

Must adhere to strict design / documentation / implementation and testing practices and protocols established  in any  Electronics industry.

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.

Please send your resume to Vinod at vinod.sanker@kla-tencor.com

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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Applications Development Engineer (# 111059)

Position: Applications Development Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
This position is with Wafer Inspection Group that provides defect inspection systems for monitoring process equipment.

Responsibilities:
Following standard procedures provide applications development support to Surfscan SPx products. Develop test cases; characterize customer’s defects, new products and/or features. Provide technical support in the development and implementation of customer applications dealing with SPx products and features. Provide specific product demonstrations on all aspects of highly complex products to customers and assess potential applications to meet customer needs; prepare detailed product specifications.
The ideal candidate will possess strong technical skills, be current in the customer use case domain, have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently. The candidate will also be required to work towards characterization of the tool/algorithm performance and for providing clear feedback to the Engineering teams for product improvement, especially during Alpha/Beta tests. Strong technical skills are required to understand the functionality and capabilities of these tools and for providing root cause analysis and potential solutions for customers. Such skills include (but are not limited to) techniques for data analysis/processing, statistical analysis as well as the ability to quickly pick up and understand customer requirements and processes. Occasional travel will be required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidate must have PhD or Master’s degree in Engineering, Physics, Material Science, or related fields. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of semiconductor manufacturing. Must have excellent oral and written communication, organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills. Candidate must be self-driven, yet a strong team player. Software development and scripting skills are a plus.
Candidate should be willing and able to travel within the US and internationally (~ 30%).

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, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Software Engineer ( C++ | OOD/OOP | GUI | Linux | Factory Automation ) (#110774)

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

Job Description:
The RAPID division of KLA-Tencor is hiring senior software engineers to work on the cutting edge next-generation photo mask inspection product. This individual will be part of our large team of software engineers specializing in near real-time control of best-in-class semiconductor equipment that keeps our clients at the forefront of the technology curve. The major functionalities of the software developed by this team is to manage all aspects of inspection process, including loading photo mask, managing user setup input, coordinating various subsystems to sequence through calibration and inspection steps, processing large volume of data to generate defect result, reviewing inspection result, unloading photo mask, managing storage and retrieval of inspection results, and integrating reticle inspection equipment with customer semi-conductor factory automation system and providing an intuitive and seamless user interface experience for all the above.

Responsibilities:
The best candidates for this position will be a highly motivated self-driven individual who has strong C++ programming skills with thorough knowledge in multi-threaded programming environment. Sequence and traffic control of complex software modules is the primary focus. The successful candidate will be required to interact with multidisciplinary engineering teams including electrical, mechanical, optical, algorithm, and other software teams to acquire in-depth domain knowledge and troubleshoot system problems.

Preferred Qualifications:
•BS, MS or PhD preferred, in Computer Science / Engineering or similar fields.
•Strong technical skills in OOD/OOP, design patterns, interface definitions are essential.
•Knowledge in Linux and Gnu C++ development tools are required.
•Demonstrated multitasking/threading and network programming experience are required.
•Strong software diagnostic and troubleshooting skills are required.
•GUI design experience with X-windows Motif is desirable and with X/Qt is required.
•Understanding of 300mm Factory Automation communication, standards, operational scenarios is preferable.
•Experience building products from inception to final production release with in-depth knowledge of software development life cycles, including waterfall and agile methodologies, is highly valued.
•Linux administration knowledge and UML knowledge are plus.
•Experience in semiconductor fab operations/manufacturing technology (optional)
•Excellent English written and verbal communication skills. Experience with international teams a plus
•Strong team player and motivated by team success.

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 resumes to Sivaram.bose@kla-tencor.com
 

Senior Applications Development Engineer (# 110960)

Position: Senior Applications Development Engineer
Location: Austin, TX / Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Pattering Solutions Group (PSG) provides industry leading metrology solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers. The PSG portfolio of metrology products includes hardware and software solutions for optical film thickness, Optical Scatterometry critical dimension (CD), composition, resistivity measurement systems, and overlay. In addition we provide best in class process control and simulation products. These products are essential for the IC manufacturers as they provide critical process control capabilities for the development and implementation of their advanced IC processes. PSG 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.

Responsibilities:
Responsible for supporting KLA-Tencor's Patterning Solutions Group, providing engineering solutions for high volume semiconductor manufacturing customers meeting advanced patterning challenges.  Responsibilities include development of new solutions combining advanced metrology, simulation and data analysis. Includes projects related to new product introduction: definition, characterization, alpha testing, beta testing. – engaging with customers in defining problem statements, resolving customer issues, generating best known practices and transferring product knowledge to others in KT. Job includes developing IP, creating patents, and publishing technical papers.

This candidate will be involved in developing new applications on current and future KT products, working with customers, industry experts, and various organizations within KT. The candidate will also be required to work towards characterization of product performance and for providing clear feedback to the engineering team for product improvement. Strong technical skills are required to understand the functionality and capabilities of the analysis product and for providing root cause analysis and potential solutions for customers.

Candidate must have a degree in Engineering, Physics, Material Science, Mathematics or related fields. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of semiconductor manufacturing with expertise in etch or deposition. Must have excellent oral and written communication, organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills. Candidate must be self-driven, yet a strong team player. Travel will be required.
Location can be either Milpitas, CA or Austin, TX.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Material Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, or related field.
  • 5 years fab experience in etch or deposition
  • Experience on plasma etchers in semiconductor manufacturing, including recipe setup, process control, tool qualification, and tool matching
  • Process development, process integration experience
  • Experience with SADP, LELE, and multi-patterning
  • Willing and able to travel to the US and internationally
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 15 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 12 years of experience.
OR
PhD with at least 8 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, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Financial Analyst (Financial Planning | TM1 | SAP) (# 110988)

Position: Financial Analyst
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Customer Group (CG) team is our field based, customer facing organization consisting of Sales, Marketing, Applications, Finance, Human Resources, Facilities & IT.  They partner closely with our customers to provide a comprehensive portfolio of products, services, software and expertise, to help them manage yield throughout their fabrication process—from research and development to final volume production.  Responsibilities of this group include maintaining strategic client relationships, identifying and closing sales opportunities, ensuring our products meet performance capabilities & expectations, providing critical solutions for improved yield performance, and collecting requirements for future products by understanding customer processes and technology trends.  Partnering with our service organization and factory divisions, this diverse and dynamic team helps ensure alignment between customer needs and corporate offering to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities:
We are looking for a well-rounded financial professional with passion for understanding and driving business results. This Financial Analyst position will provide Financial Planning and Analysis to Customer Group (CG) Headquarter organization.
  • Forecast and report CG headquarter expenses according to corporate planning and close calendar.  Partner with functional owners and provide financial analytical support
  • Manage CG worldwide headcount planning process by coordinating with functional owners, providing accurate forecast, reports and analysis
  • Prepare quarterly executive review packages.  Provide in-depth research in focus area to support business decisions
  • Perform CG worldwide expense allocation modeling, forecasting and actual verification
  • Assist in various sales performance metrics analysis and help improve effectiveness of field sales organization
  • Other ad hoc analysis
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills; must understand key business drivers, ability to communicate financial implications/business impact and provide recommendations
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to take charge, follow through and drive results
  • Advanced Excel and strong PowerPoint skills are mandatory
  • Experience in SAP, TM1 or equivalent, and Business Warehouse is a plus
  • MBA preferred, but not required
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or related field, with at least 3 years of finance 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, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Revenue Manager (GAAP | SEC | ASC | SOX) (# 110897)

Position: Revenue Manager
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
This position reports into a central Corporate Revenue Group, managing systems revenue recognition activities for the company and providing oversight in the area of software revenue recognition.

Responsibilities:
  • Review contracts and purchase orders for potential revenue recognition issues and compliance with internal policies and US GAAP
  • Prepare Fair Value analysis of volume purchase agreements/multiple element arrangements to determine revenue impact
  • Prepare quarterly management reports including revenue analysis and reconciliations
  • Provide ongoing guidance and training to cross-functional organizations throughout the company, including divisional finance, regional/divisional sales teams, sales operations and marketing on revenue recognition rules and current best practices
  • Assist with Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance by maintaining required documentation and coordinating the testing of Revenue cycle
  • Work with both external and internal auditors to provide information required to complete the quarterly/annual audits
  • Assist with financial due diligence, acquisition integration activities, and certain sections of 10-Q and 10-K filings related to revenue
  • Prepare and present company-wide revenue results at quarter end to external auditors
  • Special ad hoc projects
  • Some travel may be required for regional training
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA/MBA is a plus
  • At least 5 years of experience with large to medium public company and/or Big 4
  • Ability to recognize revenue recognition issues in contracts and purchase orders
  • Knowledge of ASC 605, ASC 605-25, ASC 985-605 and other accounting rules relating to revenue recognition
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively work with all levels within a company, including executive management
  • Ability to organize and prioritize responsibilities effectively in order to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication, collaborative and influencing skills
  • Strong Excel and modeling skills
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, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Manager business development (semiconductor capital equipment)(#110989)

Job Title: Manager business development
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Fulltime

Responsibilities:
Responsible for Parametric Solution Group's (PSG) business success in regions assigned.    Specifically, to drive key customer strategy and actions to meet the division's penetration, share, adoption and profit objectives through:

1.Technology roadmap alignment
2.Fostering technical and operational relationships at all levels internal and externally
3.New product beta-sites and JDP's
4.Structure and negotiate business deals that meet the customer's and division's objectives
5.Accurately forecasting business to meet bookings objectives
6.Plan and coordinate product demos, customer visits, and all customer meetings that involve division personnel

In addition to regional responsibilities, assist in the overall factory planning per forecast and inventory sensitivities, i.e. drive the right product build plans.

Preferred Qualifications:
1.Greater 5 years of experience in Semi Cap Equipment
2.Minimum BS degree of technical orientation
3.MBA a plus
4.Strong business acumen and technical selling skills
5.Excellent communication skills
6.Proven ability in achieving objectives in a complex and dynamic environment

Minimum Qualifications:
Greater than 5 years of experience in Semi Cap Equipment

Minimum BS degree of technical orientation

Please send your resume to Vinod @ vinod.sanker@kla-tencor.com

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

Friday, April 4, 2014

Optical engineer (Zemax/CodeV | alignment ) (#110941)

Job Title: Optical engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Fulltime

Job description:
Business Unit:
The Wafer Inspection Division (WIN) of KLA-Tencor designs and manufactures systems that are used for capturing yield-impacting defects at the front-end-of-line (FEOL) and the back-end-of-line (BEOL). A successful candidate will be joining a world leader in wafer inspection products and technologies designing and manufacturing the next generation of products.

The Wafer Inspection Division (WIN) is seeking an Optical Engineer in our Milpitas, California campus.

Responsibilities:
Within this role, the selected Optical Engineer will;

1. Own critical sub-assemblies and be the key technical member of current program.
2. Develop experiments to investigate new optical design concepts and optical components for future products.
3. Design optical sub-systems and alignment procedures.
4. Interact with vendors to qualify optical assemblies.
5. Help solving critical production issues related to optical systems.
6. Provide optical analysis support to help solving optical system issues and improve overall equipment performance

Preferred Qualifications:
1. MS in optics with 5 plus years relevant experience focusing on optical engineering.
2. Strong background in optical imaging and optical system design.
3. Hands-on experience aligning optical systems.
4. Working knowledge of opto-mechanical systems
5. Experience with Zemax/Code V optical design software and stray ray analysis software.
6. Excellent communication skills and ability to work in within a dynamic team environment.
7. Ability to carry out a project from design phase to production.           

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 2 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.

Please send your resume to Vinod at vinod.sanker@kla-tencor.com
           
KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Mechanical design engineer (mechatronics | opto-mechanical | Labview | motion control) (#110939)

Job Title: Mechanical design engineer
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.

Responsibilities:
Design opto-mechanical parts, modules and subsystems to support the design of the next generation Narrowband optical wafer inspection tools.
1. Responsible for the complete design process, including requirements specification, feasibility studies, cost and scheduling, conducting various analysis, conceptual and detailed design using Pro/E, detailed drawings, design review presentations, procurement of prototype parts, system integration, prototype testing, and handoff to manufacturing.  These tasks will require working with other engineering groups such as Optics engineers, Systems engineers and Manufacturing engineers to ensure flawless integration and test at the subsystem and system level.
2. Develops the required supporting documentation, such as assembly and test procedures. Works closely with and manages suppliers to ensure all design requirements are specified and achieved. Addresses and resolves product issues thru the product phases. Has strong leadership, communication and problem solving skills.  For the right candidate, this position offers growth into a lead and possibly management role.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Strong mechanical engineering fundamentals, including design principles, machine elements, materials, fabrication methods.
2. Must be proficient with solid CAD, ProEngineer skill strongly preferred.
3. Should have experience in  precision mechanisms, opto-mechanics, fixture design, and Pro-E.
4. Experience in several of these areas is desirable: opto-mechanical systems, design of semiconductor equipment or similar instruments, motion controls, electronics, data acquisition systems such as Labview, measurement instrumentation, optics, and optics alignment.
5. Candidate should be able to create  effective presentations in order to  communicate with cross-functional teams.
6. Desirable to have experience in following areas: instrumentation with LabView and thermal, structural analysis and fluid flow modeling (Pro/Mechanica,CF DEsign skill strongly preferred).
7. Project management skill is a plus.

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 2 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.

Please send your resume to Vinod at vinod.sanker@kla-tencor.com
           
KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Mechanical design engineer (opto-mechanical l ProE | FEA | data analysis)(#110097)

Job Title: Mechanical design engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Fulltime

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.

Responsibilities:
The selected Mechanical Design Engineer will work within the Light Source Group of WIN focusing primarily on our Brightfield products. These tools are used for defect detection and yield analysis by major semiconductor manufacturers. The candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, testing and implementing high brightness plasma light sources to support KLA-Tencor's roadmap in optical wafer inspection. The candidate will work within the Light Source Group and will be interacting with the technology and engineering teams to develop promising new concepts, methods and subsystems that will be used to meet these challenges.

The candidate will be responsible for the development of subassemblies, covering the complete design process from requirements specification to feasibility studies, analysis and FEA modeling, conceptual and detailed design using ProE, detail drawings, procurement of prototype parts, prototype testing, system integration, and handoff to manufacturing. A particular focus of this position will be analytical and experimental validation and optimization of challenging mechanisms and opto-mechanical designs relevant to the Light Source Designs.

Required qualifications:
1. Very strong mechanical engineering fundamentals, including design principles, machine elements, materials, and fabrication methods.
2. Strong analytical problem solving skills in the structural, thermal and fluid domains, and involving both first order calculations as well as FEA methods.
3. Skilled at hands-on lab tests, automated data acquisition, and data analysis.
4. Experience with solid modeling: Prior ProEngineer experience preferable

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in several of these areas is desirable, but not required:
1. Experience with designing/working with lasers, plasma sources and illumination systems is preferred.
2. opto-mechanical systems, optics, optics alignment, design of semiconductor equipment or similar instruments,
3. Thermal Engineering & cooling solutions
4. CFD, Ansys, Comsol experience is highly preferred
5. Should be familiar with data acquisition systems/instrumentation and scientific and statistical analysis tools such as Matlab, LabView, JMP/Origin.
6. precision mechanics, mechanisms, motion actuators, machine tools, motion controls, electronics desirable
7. Must have a strong background in engineering or the physical sciences and demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills.
8. Should have the ability to influence functional groups to drive system level decisions.
9. Have agility and the ability to thrive on a fast paced program and respond quickly to field and internal escalations.
10. Should be able to define objectives clearly, create and track schedules effectively, and drive the team to a solution.
11. Must be an effective communicator able to share technical information with functional groups and provide executive level reports to management and internal customers.
12. May be required to lead small cross functional teams.
13. PhD in mechanical desired

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic)

Please send your resume to Vinod at vinod.sanker@kla-tencor.com
           
KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Senior mechanical design engineer (electron optics| ion beam|ultra high vacuum) (#110613)

Job Title: Senior mechanical design engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Fulltime

Business Unit:
The EBEAM division, designs and manufactures Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) equipment for wafer inspection (fast defect finding) and ultra-high resolution defect review. Each product's life cycle is about 2 years from early development to release. The market for e-beam inspection and review is expected to have strong growth in the next few years, complementing and supplementing light optical wafer inspection

Responsibilities:
1. Develop and document designs for electron optics systems/subsystems from concept to completion and final release to manufacturing.
2. Produce mechanical system/subsystem specifications in order to meet  performance requirements.
3. Design, modify parts or large scale assemblies using ProEngineer.
4. Create detailed drawings using ProEngineer to be used for the manufacture of assemblies and components.
5. Participate/lead design reviews, error budget development, risk assessment and mitigation.
6. Perform structural and thermal FEA using ProMechanica.
7. Evaluate vendor components, develop specifications, analyze/select materials and verify design accuracy.
8. Define test plans, perform testing and write test reports.
9. Document testing, manufacturing and assembly procedures.
10 Work with outside vendors and consultants to develop, analyze and fabricate components and subassemblies.
11. Provide effective presentation and written evaluations to communicate concepts, designs, test results, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Direct experience designing systems/subsystems used for electron optics such as deflectors, objective lenses, vacuum chambers, gate valves, in vacuum positioning, etc.
2. Familiarity with mechanical designs used for electron optics systems, wafer transport and high/ ultra-high vacuum systems is a must.
3. Ability to develop/conceptualize mechanical system/subsystems based on a set of requirements.
4. Familiarity with materials, manufacturing and cleaning processes used for making components for electron optics systems.
5. Should be able to perform basic structural and thermal FEA using either ProMechanica or SolidWorks Simulation.  The ability to perform complex analysis is a plus.
6. Must have experience designing parts and assemblies for use in high and ultra-high vacuum and in high voltage environment.
7. Must be able to create 3D part/assembly models and detail drawings for fabrication per best practices using ProEngineer.  Should be able to perform tolerance analysis on designs to ensure budgets are met. Should have a thorough understanding of GD&T standards.
8. Working knowledge of vibration is a plus
9. Must be able to work with team members and with outside contractors, consultants, and machine shops.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 8 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 3 years of experience.
OR
Equivalent Industry Experience

Please send your resume to Vinod at vinod.sanker@kla-tencor.com

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