Staff Mechanical Engineer
Company OverviewKLA 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.
Group/DivisionWith 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. 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.
Job Description/Preferred Qualifications
The RAPID division is the leading provider of reticle inspection solutions for the semiconductor industry. We provide inspection solutions to both the mask shops and the semiconductor fabs to ensure that lithography yields are consistently high, enabling cost-effective manufacturing.
This mechanical design engineer will craft sophisticated Opto-mechanical inspection systems. The candidate will assume responsibility for the next-generation design, fabrication, and performance characterization. They will build technical relationships with vendors. They will have the opportunity to lead the design process, including requirements specification, feasibility studies, analysis and FEA modeling, conceptual and detailed design, detail drawings, design review presentations, procurement of prototype parts, support prototype testing and system integration, and handoff to manufacturing! They will also be responsible for the process of taking projects from design concept through manufacturing build and will detail and address all issues thru the product phases!
Create innovation of designs involving a combination of the following: precision mechanisms, Ultra High Vacuum systems, opto-mechanical design, vibration isolation, and electronic packaging
Develop a deep understanding of tolerance analysis, GD&T, error budgeting, flow up and flow down of requirements.
Develop skills in finite element analysis, creep and stress relaxation, modal analysis.
Perform relevant thermal analysis: heat transfer, temperature gradients, thermal transients, thermo-elastic analysis
Build vendor relationships: component fabrication, manufacturing process transfer, and qualification.
Select materials and resolving fabrication methods.
Good interpersonal skills to be able to work with engineering, manufacturing and new product introduction team members in a concurrent environment.
Demonstrate a good understanding of physics and mechanics.
Mechanical design, testing, and troubleshooting.
Good communication and teamwork skills are required.
Familiar with mechanical manufacturing processes including machining, sheet metal fabrication, welding, etc.
Must be proficient in 3D solid modeling CAD. ProE/Creo preferred
Minimum QualificationsDoctorate (Academic) Degree and related work experience of 3 years; Master's Level Degree and related work experience of 6 years; Bachelor's Level Degree and related work experience of 8 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.
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