Field Applications Engineer
KLA-Tencor - Hopewell Junction, NY

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Company Overview

KLA-Tencor Corporation, a leading provider of process control and yield management solutions, partners with customers around the world to develop state-of-the-art inspection and metrology technologies. These technologies serve the semiconductor, data storage, LED, and other related nanoelectronics industries. With a portfolio of industry-standard products and a team of world-class engineers and scientists, the company has created superior solutions for its customers for more than 35 years. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., KLA-Tencor has dedicated customer operations and service centers around the world. Additional information may be found at .


Provides highly visible customer support through the performance of on-site installation, as well as overseeing any necessary diagnoses, troubleshooting, service, and repair of complex equipment and systems. Checks out and approves operational quality of system equipment. Instructs customers in the operation and maintenance of the system. Serves as company liaison with customer on administrative and technical matters for assigned projects. Interprets customers’ needs and clarifies if the responsibility for problem resolution falls to sales personnel, customer support reps, or engineers. Specifically, provides DarkField applications support to customers, including product adoption, penetration, and market share activities centered around Best Known Methods (BKMs) development, identifying and implementing new applications and use cases, and maintaining competitive advantage. Responsible for supporting Advanced DarkField patterned wafer inspection products in the field, including projects related to new product introduction, characterization, beta testing, and early evaluations tools. Manages customer demos, competitive Head-to-Head activities at customer facilities, and long term adoption support. Generates BKMs and training material, transfers product knowledge to company’s field applications team.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/ Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related technical field followed by 5 years of post-baccalaureate progressive experience in job offered or in an engineering applications-related occupation. Experience in: 1) DF Imaging technology; 2) Demonstrated experience conducting technical presentations to customers and multifunction groups, and acting as a liaison between customers and multifunction groups, in semiconductor industry environment; 3) Managing customer issues in a semiconductor industry environment, including gathering and interpreting customer technical requirements and concepts; 4) Troubleshooting complex technical applications; 5) Designing, developing, testing/ QA, and implementing software applications and systems in semiconductor industry environment; 6) Project management in semiconductor industry environment; 7) SEM review and semiconductor defect classification; 8) Yield Analysis software; and 9) Advanced logic semiconductor process.

Work Location: Hopewell Junction, New York

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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KLA-Tencor is hard-core when it comes to hunting down chip flaws. One of the world's largest makers of process control equipment for...