Mechanical Design Manager (#116 503)
Milpitas, CA, United States
28d ago


Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling.

At KLA-Tencor, 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?

Business Unit

The RAPID division is the world leading provider of reticle inspection solutions for the semiconductor industry. The company provides inspection solutions to both the mask shops and the semiconductor fabs to ensure that lithography yields are consistently high thus enabling cost-


Directs and controls the activities of broad functional areas through several mechanical leads within a next-generation electron beam based reticle inspection tool.

Has overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, and recommending and implementing changes to methods.

Regularly interacts with division executives and other senior managers. Interactions frequently involve special skills, such as negotiating with management or attempting to influence senior leaders regarding staffing, technical approaches, risks, and trade space.

Works on complex mechanical issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the company. Participates in corporate development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people.

Ensures budgets and schedules meet corporate requirements.

Participates with other senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives. Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures operations’ effective achievement of objectives.

This position also contains a system / cross-functional component. The person taking this role will need to deal with existing RAPID optical systems and support of other portions of existing optical reticle inspectors as they are modified or upgraded to include future capabilities.

Preferred Qualifications

BSME or MSME with 20+ years experience in semiconductor capital equipment development, or similarly complex systems. At least 10 years in management and / or senior lead roles.

Experience with guiding engineers in precision design, tolerancing, material expertise, design for vacuum, motion control, thermal analysis and control, structural analysis, and requirement allocation.

Experience mentoring less-experienced mechanical engineers, with emphasis on identifying and growing lead-level talent.

Experience optimizing systems for cost, schedule, reliability, and / or maintainability.

Minimum Qualifications

BSME with 15 years experience, at least 5 of which have been in management and / or senior lead roles.

Experience with complex systems and in bringing a team to deliver those systems.

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