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Field Process Engineer

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 ICOS Vision Systems division focuses on the backend of the line semiconductor industry providing fully automated tools to inspect and sort, finished integrated circuit packages. For more than 15 years, ICOS has been a market leader with tray-to-tray and tray-to-tape inspection and sorting tools found in the production facilities of all major chipmakers in the world. Our market-leading technology and superior customer service requires strong talent in optics, machine control, algorithms and applications within our engineering teams. The ICOS division headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium with additional engineering and manufacturing operations in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China.

Primary Purpose of Role and key Responsibilities

This represents an excellent opportunity for an engineer wishing to start their career in a field-based role on key 300mm Advanced Packaging applications and 200mm Si, dielectric and GaN etch applications. 

Your main responsibility will be to provide onsite process development support on SPTS plasma etch and deposition modules, based at IMEC’s state-of-the art facility as part of a 4-yr joint development programme on Advanced Packaging, GaN and BioMEMs. You will work closely with the Field Applications Manager to develop novel plasma etch and deposition processes to meet both the needs of imec and future SPTS applications.

Your work will also involve generating and trialing new hardware concepts, modelling with commercial simulation software package, as well as carrying out hands-on process development and hardware testing. Additional responsibilities will include advising customers on system performance, preparing reports and technical notes, presenting data at IMEC technical review seminars and building successful customer relationships. Good inter-personal skills should complement the ability to work with a high degree of autonomy. 

This position will involve frequent travel to UK to participate in technical review meetings at SPTS . 

Qualifications & Experience

Candidates must be educated to at least degree level, and ideally to Masters/PhD level in either a chemistry, physics or semiconductor technology discipline. Alternatively, applicants will have relevant experience of working with plasma etch or deposition equipment.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Good analytical skills including the ability to carry out metrology such as SEM
  • Knowledge of and ideally experience of using end point techniques
  • Good communication skills
  • Adaptability, Collaborates, Communication, Customer Focus, Decision Quality, Doctor of Philosophy or Juris Doctor (Doctorate) - Physics, Drives Results, English, Innovation, KLA Values, Problem Solving, Technical / Functional, Work Processes

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