Mechanical Design Engineer (Hybrid) (E)


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$40.77-69.33 /h
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Ann Arbor, MI

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Base Pay Range: $84,800.00 - $144,200.00

Primary Location: USA-MI-Ann Arbor-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

In this role successful candidates will be responsible for:

Design of components for operation in high vacuum including vacuum chambers and subcomponent interfaces

Design of precision components and subsystems

Work with supply chain team to engage and develop potential suppliers worldwide to deliver complex yet cost effective, reliable solution for next generation common vacuum platform

Understand and drive system and subsystem requirement specifications

Understand and direct material selection and fabrication method for high vacuum systems

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,

Define test criteria and create test plans and failure mode for functional prototypes in the lab.

Assist with assembly and testing of subcomponents and system level assemblies

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

Participate in design reviews

Specify, document and guide procurement of parts

Assist with assembly and testing of subcomponents and system level assemblies

Plan release of designs according to KLA’s standard processes

Work cross functional and contribute to system-level discussions including impact on overall system performance

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

Provide necessary technical support for manufacturing operations and service engineering; addressing current issues and implement continuous improving projects (CIP) and cost reductions initiatives

Provide required support for all regulatory investigations and compliance related initiatives;

Qualifications/Education Desired:

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

Understanding of materials and fabrication methods for high vacuum systems desired

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

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

Understanding of engineering tolerance and error budgets, knowledge of GD&T

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

Must be able to travel for training and support of teams in other locations.

Hybrid work

This is a hybrid role and will require to work onsite at least three days a week.

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 to request accommodation.