Mechanical Design Engineer
KLA-Tencor - Silicon Valley, CA

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Company Overview

KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC), 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, compound semiconductor, photovoltaic, 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 over 35 years. Headquartered in Milpitas, California, KLA-Tencor has dedicated customer operations and service centers around the world. Additional information may be found at


We are looking for a mechanical design engineer to enhance our opto-mechanical design team in the Wafer Inspection Division, responsible for leading edge DUV wafer inspection tools.

You will be responsible for the development of subassemblies, covering the complete

design process from requirements specification to feasibility studies, analysis and FEA modeling, conceptual and detailed design using ProE, detail drawings, procurement of prototype parts, prototype testing, system integration, and handoff to manufacturing. A particular focus of this position will be analytical and experimental validation and optimization of challenging mechanisms and opto-mechanical designs.


Required qualifications:
1. Strong mechanical engineering fundamentals, including design principles, machine elements, materials, and fabrication methods.

2. Very strong analytical problem solving skills in the structural, dynamic, thermal and fluid domains, and involving both first order calculations as well as FEA methods.

3. Skilled at hands-on lab tests, automated data acquisition, and data analysis.

4. Experience with solid CAD, preferably ProEngineer.

Experience in several of these areas is desirable, but not required: precision mechanics, mechanisms, nano motion actuators, opto-mechanical systems, optics, optics alignment, design of semiconductor equipment or similar instruments, vacuum systems, machine tools, motion controls, electronics, lasers, CFD, Ansys, data acquisition systems such as Labview, measurement instrumentation.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.


Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience.


Doctorate (Academic)

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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