Manufacturing Design Engineer at KLA in Milpitas, California

Posted in Other 19 days ago.





Job Description:

Company Overview

KLA is a global leader in diversified electronics for the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem. Virtually every electronic device in the world is produced using our technologies. No laptop, smartphone, wearable device, voice-controlled gadget, flexible screen, VR device or smart car would have made it into your hands without us. KLA invents systems and solutions for the manufacturing of wafers and reticles, integrated circuits, packaging, printed circuit boards and flat panel displays. The innovative ideas and devices that are advancing humanity all begin with inspiration, research and development. KLA focuses more than average on innovation and in 2019 we invested 15% of sales back into R&D. Our expert teams of physicists, engineers, data scientists and problem-solvers work together with the world's leading technology providers to accelerate the delivery of tomorrow's electronic devices. Life here is exciting and our teams thrive on tackling really hard problems. There is never a dull moment with us.

Group/Division

KLA 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.

The Manufacturing Design Engineer will work on problems of diverse scope in support of

manufacturing, new production introduction (NPI) and continuous improvement projects (CIP).


  • Responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining methods, operation sequence and processes in the fabrication of parts, components, subassemblies, and final assemblies. Estimates manufacturing cost, determines time standards, and makes recommendations for tooling and process requirements of new or existing product lines. Configure BOM's to meet factory requirements.


  • Develop the required documentation to support processes and provide training to technicians. Work with technicians to troubleshoot complex issues and provide unambiguous plan of action (POA).


  • Execute and refine build sequences specific to General mechanical parts and assemblies, as well as integration of Electronics Mechanical Packagingand Electro-mechanical assemblies. Evaluate the manufacturing effectiveness of a build process and implement improvements to meet build cycle times and product design specifications. As required, maintain records and reporting systems for coordination of manufacturing operations.


  • Perform failure analysis and implement corrective action.


  • Interact with Electrical & Systems engineers to resolve manufacturing issues and implement corrective action.


  • Test and qualify mechanical components and assemblies. Work with suppliers to improve incoming material quality and acceptance.


  • Interface with engineering in coordinating the release of new products. Learn and understand the requirements/architecture of next generation subsystems.


  • Create, read and interpret design drawings, schematics, and perform updates of models or drawings using computer-aided design (CAD) tools. Interpret some system models of error, sensitivity, or budgets that pertain to thermal, airflow, loading& other mechanical considerations.


  • Analyze manufacturing data from eQuality, a manufacturing enterprise software (MES) via statistical process control to drive process, specs and design improvements.


  • Interpret and update Gantt charts. Understand basic project planning, dependencies, and milestones.


  • Setup and drive small team efforts that address product-level mechanical issues (7-Steps/8D, supplier issues, manufacturing escalations, characterization or improvement projects). Follows instructions to resolve difficult issues that may span multiple subsystems or organizations. Able to uncover root cause and to devise solutions for simpler or moderately-difficult problems. Fully understands and applies the 7-Step/8D problem solving method.


  • Potential travel both domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.


Bachelors of Arts or Science (Bachelors) - Mechanical Engineering

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) or work experience of 0 years , Master's Level Degree or work experience of 2 years , Bachelor's Level Degree or work experience of 3 years

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

KLA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by applicable law. We will ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at talent.acquisition@kla.com to request accommodation.