Applications Engineer

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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 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.


The Customer Engagement (CE) team is our field based, customer facing organization consisting of Technical Engagement Managers and Application Engineers. The team partners closely with our customers to provide a comprehensive portfolio of products, software, and expertise, to help customers manage yield throughout their fabrication process—from research and development to final volume production. Responsibilities of this group include maintaining strategic client relationships, partnering with our sales team in identifying and closing sales opportunities, ensuring our products meet performance capabilities & expectations, providing critical solutions for improved yield performance, and collecting requirements for future products by understanding customer processes and technology trends. Partnering with our sales organization and factory divisions, this diverse and dynamic team helps ensure alignment between customer needs and product offerings to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.

We are looking for self-driven talents with strong project management and communication skills to join our global team. The main focus of Application Engineer job duties are as following:

  • Responsible for providing technical applications support for the development and implementation of KLA wafer metrology and inspection products in customer fabrication facilities. Makes presentations on all aspects of products.
  • Be responsible for acceptance test, customers training, recipe setup, project execution, and related pre-sales activities.
  • Assists sales staff in assessing potential application of company products to meet customer needs.
  • Provides follow-up support in disseminating technical information on specific applications.
  • Reports regional requirement and updates to product division. Escalates field apps issue to division and follow up for issue fix.
  • Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Works with customers and division to maximize the benefit of wafer inspectors
  • Generate BKM and publish technical paper.
  • Traveling to customer sites is required


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Physics, Optics, Engineering, Material Science, semiconductor process knowledge is a plus.
  • Demonstrate independent research and problem solving.
  • Must be willing to work in semiconductor clean room environment.
  • Good presentation and report writing skills.
  • Strong project management and leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication, organization, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively in English through email, conference calls and face-to-face meetings.
  • Be self-driven, yet a strong team player.

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  • 2022《財星雜誌》全球最受推崇企業 (Fortune Magazine: World's Most Admired Companies)
  • 2022《財星雜誌》全美五百強企業 (Fortune Magazine: Top 500 Companies) 
  • 2020 英特爾首選品質供應商獎 (Intel's 2020 Supplier Achievement Award) 
  • 培訓雜誌企業名人堂 (Training Magazine: Hall of Fame)


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