Senior Mechanical Engineer - Precision Mechanisms

Kla-Tencor Ann Arbor , MI 48103

Posted 2 weeks ago

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 in 2019 we invested 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.

KLA's Corporate Learning Center (CLC) is a valued asset and differentiator for the global company. The award-winning CLC is a key resource for training, facilitation, and coaching. The CLC's mission to "Accelerate Performance Through Learning" is key to KLA's strategic objective to Anticipate, Attract, Grow, and Inspire Talent. They deliver on this objective by: Providing learning and development that is a positive differentiator for Attraction Grow KLA's Talent to be ahead of our needs and meet theirs Provide learning and development that is a positive differentiator for Engagement The CLC has facilitators, certified trainers and coaches, and a digital media team who execute its vision of "Everyone a Student, Everyone a Teacher" through a strategic focus on employee/manager driven development using both internal and external programs and resources. TRAINING Magazine has recognized the CLC's work by naming it one of the top 10 training organizations in the world five years in a row, before inducting KLA into the TRAINING Hall of Fame, alongside Ritz-Carlton, IBM, Microsoft, and others.

Company Overview

Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA, we're making technology advancements that are bigger-and tinier-than the world has ever seen.

Who are we? We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light. We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips-the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own-faster and better. We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us. The future is calling. Will you answer?

Group/DivisionResponsibilities

In this role successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Design of precision components and subsystems including opto-mechanical components

  • Understand and drive system and subsystem requirement specifications

  • Provide guidance on schedules and drive towards deadlines

  • Provide solutions to various structural and dynamic requirements for precision instruments

  • Perform concept and detailed designs using 3D modeling software packages (ProE/Creo, etc.)

  • Perform feasibility studies and proof of concepts if necessary including rapid prototyping

  • Perform finite element analysis (FEA) for structural and thermal design problems

  • Develop understanding of cost, schedule, and scope and impact of possible tradeoffs

  • Hold design reviews and secure buy-in from stakeholders and matter experts

  • Specify, document and guide procurement of parts

  • Develop and guide release of BOMs

  • Assist with assembly and testing of subcomponents and system level assemblies

  • Plan release of designs according to KLA's standard processes

  • Guide and mentor less experienced mechanical design engineers

  • Interact with manufacturing, service teams to support product transition into manufacturing

  • Contribute to system-level discussions including impact on overall system performance

  • Help with troubleshooting and resolve issues both at subsystem and system levels

Qualifications

  • Ideal candidate will have 5+ years of industry experience designing and leading development of precision mechanisms (xyz robotics, opto-mechanical components, etc.).

  • Strongly prefer experience serving as technical lead on mechanism design to a small group of mechanical engineers.

  • Strong understanding of mechanical engineering principles and fundamentals including design principles, machine elements, materials, fabrication methods, and integration and testing

  • Experience with high-precision mechanism design for precision instruments

  • Proficient in 3D solid modeling using CAD, preferably ProE/Creo

  • Ability to lead a small design team

  • Analytical problem-solving skills in the structural, dynamic, thermal and fluid domains

  • Thermal, vibrational, and airflow modeling through finite element methods are desirable

  • Strong understanding of engineering tolerance and error budgets

  • Be able to work in a multi-discipline and multi-culture global organization

  • Be flexible and adaptive to adjust project focus based on priority changes

  • Excellent writing skills and verbal communication

  • Must be self-driven and a strong team player

Qualifications

KLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Doctorate (Academic) , Master's Level Degree or work experience of 2 years , Bachelor's Level Degree or work experience of 3 years

We offer a competitive, family friendly total rewards package. We design our programs to reflect our commitment to an inclusive environment, while ensuring we provide benefits that meet the diverse needs of our employees.

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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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Precision Mechanisms

Kla-Tencor