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Optomechanical Design Engineer (E)

paid time off, tuition reimbursement, 401(k)
United States, California, Milpitas
May 11, 2024
Base Pay Range: $125,100.00 - $212,700.00 Primary Location: USA-CA-Milpitas-KLA KLA's total rewards package for employees may also include participation in performance incentive programs and eligibility for additional benefits identified below. Interns are eligible for some of the benefits identified below. Our pay ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed above reflects the minimum and maximum pay for this position in the primary location identified in this posting. Actual pay depends on several factors, including location, job-related skills, experience, and relevant education level or training. If applicable, your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Company Overview

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

Job Description/Preferred Qualifications

Optomechanical Engineers are core to KLA's technology, while we do not currently have an opening, we are always building our Optomechanical Engineering talent community, we are interested in learning about your background.

Apply to this posting for Future Opportunities with KLA.

Job Description:

  • Design of precision components, modules and subsystems to support the design of the next generation cutting edge reticle inspection tools.

  • These tasks will require working with other engineering groups such as Optics engineers, Systems engineers and Manufacturing + Service engineers to ensure flawless integration and test at the subsystem and system level.

  • Work closely with and manage suppliers to ensure all design requirements are specified and achieved.

  • Address and resolve product issues through the product development phases.


Responsible for the complete design process, including:

  • Driving requirements specification

  • Feasibility studies

  • Cost and scheduling

  • Conceptual and detailed design, detailed drawings, using 3D solid modeling (ProE/Creo)

  • Conducting various analysis, such as fluid, thermal, vibrational, and FEA modeling

  • Understanding of Geometric Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Detailed tolerance stack-up analysis

  • Participate in and lead design reviews to obtain a peer-oriented design assessment throughout design process

  • Procurement of prototype parts

  • Prototype assembly and testing

  • System integration and testing

  • Create assembly and test procedures

  • Documentation release and handoff to manufacturing.

Design challenges may include:

  • Optomechanical & precision mechanism design

  • Design for functionality in ultra-high and ultra-clean vacuum

  • Precision stage and actuation/adjustment design

Required Skills:

  • Strong leadership, communication and problem solving skills.

  • Minimum 5 years work experience in 3D solid modeling

  • Minimum 3 years work experience in FEA, GD&T

  • Ability to lead small design team desirable.

  • Strong background in the design of mechanisms.

  • Basic understanding of optical subsystems.

  • Familiar with manufacturing processes including machining, sheet metal fabrication, welding fabrication and castings.

  • Team player, who takes initiative and demonstrates perseverance and a drive to be better.

Preferred Skills:

  • Creo (ProEngineer) skill strongly preferred.

  • Experience in several of these areas is desirable: opto-mechanical systems, ultra-high vacuum systems, design of inspection equipment or similar instruments, motion controls, electronics, data acquisition systems such as Labview, measurement instrumentation, tooling & test fixture design, supplier management, new product introduction

  • Should have experience in thermal, structural analysis and fluid flow modeling (Pro/Mechanica, ANSYS, CF Design skill strongly preferred).

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) or work experience of 2 years, Master's Level Degree or work experience of 4 years, Bachelor's Level Degree or work experience of 5 years

The company offers a total rewards package that is competitive and comprehensive including but not limited to the following: medical, dental, vision, life, and other voluntary benefits, 401(K) including company matching, employee stock purchase program (ESPP), student debt assistance, tuition reimbursement program, development and career growth opportunities and programs, financial planning benefits, wellness benefits including an employee assistance program (EAP), paid time off and paid company holidays, and family care and bonding leave.

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

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