Posted 5 days ago
Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer
KLA Tencor - Milpitas, CA
Base Pay Range: $111,300.00 - $189,200.00 Annually

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

Responsibilities:
  • Perform mechanical design of parts and assemblies using Creo/Solidworks and generate drawings with GD&T for high precision wafer positioning motion stages, wafer chucks, and related tooling
  • Conduct design reviews, procure prototypes, & work with vendors for various parts and assemblies
  • Drive prototype testing, system integration, stage servo tuning, stage qualification testing, and handoff to manufacturing
  • Perform analysis and simulations, such as, structural, thermal, vibration/modal FEAs, motor current/voltage/power calculations, etc.
  • Create documents and procedure for manufacturing/assembly of various systems
  • Collaborate with other engineering groups such as systems engineers and manufacturing engineers to ensure seamless integration
  • During prototype testing will team with servo control, firmware and SW engineers to resolve any issues and optimize performance


Must have:
  • Four years' relevant experience in mechanical design/solid modeling; structural, thermal, and vibration/modal FEA.
  • DFM experience with machining, sheet metals, and castings
  • Proficiency with analysis tools such as Matlab, Labview, or Python


Nice to have:
  • Design experience of X,Y sub-micron accuracy positioning stages
  • Experience in vibration optimization and design for high stiffness to weight ratio.
  • Vibration and modal testing using accelerometers, impact hammer, etc.
  • Semiconductor capital equipment design experience
  • Motion control and servo tuning
  • Implementation/use of high-resolution feedback devices such as encoders and laser interferometer
  • Experience with motors and encoder selection for motion stages.


Minimum Qualifications
Doctorate (Academic) Degree and 0 years related work experience; Master's Level Degree and related work experience of 3 years; Bachelor's Level Degree and related 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 [redacted] or at +[redacted] to request accommodation.