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Specialist Technical Writer (WFH)

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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 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.


The Global Service Support Organization (GSS) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA is our service organization that consists of Service Sales and Marketing, Spares Supply Chain management, Field Operations, Engineering, Product Training, and Technical Support. The GSS organization partners with our field teams and customers in all business sectors to maintain the high performance and productivity of our products through a flexible portfolio of services. Our comprehensive services include: proactive management of tools to identify and improve performance; expertise in optics, image processing and motion control with worldwide service engineers, 24/7 technical support teams and knowledge management systems; and an extensive parts network to ensure worldwide availability of parts.Job Description

KLA is world’s leading yield management/semiconductor equipment headquartered in Milpitas, California. We are looking for talented Tech Writers with 10-14 years of experience for our India operations. Requirements are immediate. We are open to candidates working remotely from their homes. This is not a freelance opportunity, but a regular full time job opportunity. Candidates must be open to travel internationally when required.

The technical Documentation Writer is required to work in hybrid technical and documentation responsibilities with ease and flexibility.

  • Uses product technical skills (like repair, maintenance, manufacturing, testing, building, operating, designing, troubleshooting, servicing, etc.) and technical documentation skills (like content generation, writing, editing, reviewing, formatting, validating, etc.) to produce high quality procedures, documents for KLA’s internal and external customers.
  • Responsible for developing technical documentation for service, maintenance, installation, repair, troubleshooting, part replacement and upgrades for field service engineers, technical support engineers and install engineers.
  • Creates, develops, plans, writes, and edits operational, instructional, maintenance, or test procedures for paper, multimedia, or web-based publication.
  • Conducts interviews with various users and technical/engineering/product staff to gather data for documentation. Interfaces with functional organizations to develop content for the procedures. Researches and converts technical information into manual and/or web-based documents for non-technical and technical users. Conducts review meetings and discussions independently with engineering and technical staff.
  • May be required to document engineering or manufacturing processes, procedures and specifications for internal and external audience.
  • Follows documentation best practices, formats and templates. Learns new software, tools and techniques for high quality documentation. Produces products that conform to the company documentation and quality assurance standards. Recommends formats responsive to technical and customer requirements.
  • Exerts good project management skills on the assigned projects, conducts reviews with stakeholders, provides regular updates to the stakeholders and functional groups; assesses efforts and time needed for the documentation; maintains action trackers and project documentation.
  • Involves stakeholders from various departments and assess the need to update documentation. Monitors the errors, mistakes, changes requested and implements the changes in the documentation quickly.
  • Uses standard error-free English understood across the world. Displays high proficiency in English writing for technical and non-technical audiences. Translates complex content of procedure/documents to a level and language most appropriate to the target audience. Applies other writing best practices to produce high quality, easy to understand documents/procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Level Degree or work experience of 10 years , Bachelor’s Level Degree or work experience of 14 years

We offer a competitive, family friendly total rewards package. We design our programs to reflect our commitment to an inclusive environment, while ensuring we provide benefits that meet the diverse needs of our employees.

KLA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer

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