Opto-Mechanical Engineer at KLA in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Posted in Other 17 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.


With over 40 years of semiconductor process control experience, chipmakers around the globe rely on KLA to ensure that their fabs ramp next-generation devices to volume production quickly and cost-effectively. Enabling the movement towards advanced chip design, KLA's Global Products Group (GPG), which is responsible for creating all of KLA's metrology and inspection products, is looking for the best and the brightest research scientist, software engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers. Central Engineering is KLA's largest engineering organization comprised of 9 Centers-of-Excellence (CoE) in various disciplines applied across all product groups in the company. These CoE include Handling & Automation, Precision Motion Control, Sensors & Image Acquisition, Platform Design, and Packaging Engineering, among others. Talent includes over 500 engineers across global centers in Israel, China, India, and the US. Each CoE contributes not just talent and deliverables per discipline toward product programs, but also subject matter expertise, best practices, roadmaps, specialized facilities, apparatus, models, and analytics. These differentiate KLA not only in WHAT we do, but also in HOW we do it.

In this role successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Design mechanical and optomechanical parts and subsystems for characterization and calibration instruments.

  • Drive the complete design process, including requirements, concept, design, testing, BOM structure, and scheduling.

  • Perform calculations and computer simulations to verify functionality of optical and mechanical parts and mechanism.

  • Work cross-functionally and drive implementation of design best practices into product design that meets the requirements and specifications, SEMI standards, as well as adhering to manufacturability and cost targets.

  • Conduct various analysis, such as thermal, vibration and FEA modeling, conceptual and detailed design using Creo/Parametric (Pro/E), detailed drawings, design review presentations, procurement of prototype parts, system integration, prototype testing, and handoff to manufacturing.

  • Work with other engineering groups such as Systems Engineers and Manufacturing Engineers to ensure flawless integration and subsystem tests.

  • Develop required supporting documentation, such as assembly and test procedures.

Qualifications/Education Desired

  • Have good understanding of mechanical engineering fundamentals such as precision machine design, thermodynamics, and structural analysis,

  • Have basic knowledge of optics, lasers and sensors.

  • Be able to generate conceptual and detailed designs for mechanical parts/subsystems and possess analytical skills to evaluate feasibility of designs.

  • Be able to carry out assembly, testing and troubleshooting at prototype and integrated system levels

  • Experienced in detail drawing creation and application and interpretation of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (ASME Y14.5)

  • Experienced in 3D solid/CAD modeling, preferably with Creo/Parametric

  • Experienced in structural finite element analysis (FEA), preferably ANSYS Mechanical

  • Familiar with engineering materials such as carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum alloys, and plastics,manufacturing processes including machining, sheetmetal fabrication, welding, plating, etc.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Self-motivated team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be able to travel for training and customer support

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Level Degree or work experience of 0 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.