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Automation Engineer

Date:  May 4, 2021
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Clara
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  40337


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 with world-class platforms, software and consistent measurement science.

This position is with Keysight’s World Order Fulfillment organization associated with Semiconductor Infrastructure Solutions (SIS) products.  We are a world leader in the design and manufacture of laser interferometry systems, precision optical components, complex monolithic optics (CMOs), and advanced electronic measurement solutions.  Our systems offer high precision in a wide dynamic range, the ability to simultaneously measure positions with multiple degrees of freedom, and the highest accuracy available in both air and vacuum environments.

Job Description

We are seeking a qualified, motivated individual to join our company as an Automation Engineer. As part of our team, you will create automated systems for use in a production and manufacturing environment. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams and departments to determine existing automation capabilities and future opportunities, creating detailed project road maps for automation projects that support our business objectives. Our ideal candidate has at least a master’s degree in engineering with a focus on automation, mechanical engineering (ME), electrical engineering (EE), optical engineering (OE), or a relevant field. You also need superb problem-solving and communication skills. 
•    Develop Automation systems starting from requirements definition, through design, till release for volume production. 
•    Lead collaborative discussions between leadership and key stakeholders to determine automation capabilities and goals.
•    Create detailed road maps to guide automation projects from conception to final implementation.
•    Support existing automation technology with component and process upgrades.
•    Generate and implement Engineering Change Orders (ECO).
•    Troubleshoot Automation technical problems and support product repair activities.
•    Work with R&D engineers to support and participate in New Product Introduction activities.
•    Maintain knowledge in your primary area of expertise and understanding of technologies and standards required for the development of Keysight products.
•    Protect IP through disclosures, patent applications, defensive publications, or similar

Job Qualifications

Skills and Knowledge Qualifications:


•    Minimum 5 years of experience and a BS in ME, EE, OE, or a similar technical field. Experience with the design and implementation of automated systems, especially as related to manufacturing.
•    Strong ability with software testing and validation. Solid understanding of computer programming and software development.
•    Ability to troubleshoot equipment problems and perform complex system tests.
•    Creative thinking skills, detail-oriented personality, excellent manual dexterity.
•    Self-starter able to think and act independently to translate general objectives into tangible results, with a record of delivering successful results on schedule.
•    Excellent communication and ability to work well in team environment with people at all levels.


•    A master’s degree in engineering with a focus on automation, ME, EE, OE, or equivalent.
•    Experience with semiconductor capital equipment and/or precision motion controls.
•    Knowledge of and significant prior experience in optics and laser systems is highly desirable.

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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 : 40337 

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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