Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Oct 10, 2018

Location: Santa Clara, CA, US

Job ID: 30527

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Job Description

Keysight is the world's leading electronic measurement company, helping scientists and engineers address their toughest technical challenges with confidence through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Our employees leverage their insight and passion to deliver measurement solutions in wireless communications, aerospace and defense, and semiconductor markets.


This job is in our Nano-Positioning Metrology Division (NPMD) where we design, develop and manufacture the world’s most precise displacement measurement instruments used to control motion in semiconductor equipment making the world’s next generation ICs, microprocessors, and flash memory chips. Your work will advance the state of the art of precision measurement – helping to push the boundaries of this technology into picometer territory!


In this role as a Mechanical Manufacturing/Process Engineer you will be a key member of a team of manufacturing engineers who support our high mix/low volume production of precision opto-mechanical laser interferometry system products in our world class Santa Clara factory.  You will also work closely with R&D teams developing the products and processes for the next generation of these products.  The Mechanical Manufacturing/Process Engineer is one who takes a pro-active approach to issues, then “rolls up his/her sleeves” to troubleshoot and correct the issues. 




Job Function


In the role of the Mechanical Manufacturing/Process Engineer, you will:

  • Provide hands-on support to production technicians for opto-mechanical product assembly through your ability to: troubleshoot tooling and/or process problems, repair equipment and tools, perform root cause analysis and corrective actions, create assembly documentation, etc.
  • Be the “go-to” person for assembly technicians when questions and problems arise in our cleanroom assembly areas (about 25% of your day will be spent in a cleanroom environment).  
  • Be a self-starter who demonstrates strong communication skills, a sense of ownership and initiative, and a desire to learn new talents. 
  • Design and assemble production tooling and fixtures, from coordination with internal and external machine shops to assembly, qualification, and release of the tools to the production line.
  • Create and update documentation, including use of the ECO/ECR process to release documentation, update the Bill of Materials (BOM), etc.

Job Qualifications

Required Skills:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or Optical Engineering.
  • Minimum 4+ years of mechanical engineering experience with significant direct involvement in assembly and manufacturing processes.
  • Have an innate sense of mechanical systems and operate with a hands-on approach.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following technical areas: opto-mechanical systems, kinematic tooling, optics, adhesives, vacuum systems, laser systems, or precision machining.
  • Self-starter able to think and act independently to translate general objectives into tangible results, with a record of delivering results.
  • Ability to work in a class 1000 (ISO 6) cleanroom environment.
  • Proficiency in using CAD tools (PTC Creo preferred) and GD&T dimensioning.
  • Possess strong written and oral English communications skills.
  • Ability to work well in team environment with people at all levels.


Desired Skills:

  • Experience in opto-mechanics and laser systems.
  • Knowledge of cleanroom protocol and experience working in a class 1000 (ISO 6) cleanroom. 
  • Experience with optical assembly and alignment techniques.
  • Experience with high and ultra-high vacuum system, including vacuum chamber construction, roughing pumps, turbo pumps, and ions gauges.
  • Experience with Residual Gas Analysis (RGA) measurement theory and systems.
  • Working knowledge of optical metrology tools such as Fizeau Interferometers, Autocollimators, Ellipsometers, etc.
  • Experience operating, repairing, and/or programming CNC machinery.
  • Experience with electronic equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, etc.
  • Proficiency with the safe use of machine tools (CNC or manual).

Keysight will not sponsor work authorization for this position.  Keysight is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status or any other protected categories under all applicable laws. 


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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***Keysight is an Equal Opportunity Employer.***

Keysight Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other protected categories under all applicable laws.

Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:

Americas : United States : California : Santa Clara

Job ID : 30527 

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