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Spotlight: Sneha Kamat

Jul 20, 2020 2 min read

What is your role at KLA?

As a Mechanical Design Engineer, I design and test various parts that go into our systems. The best thing about my role is getting an opportunity to see my ideas come to reality and help solve the challenges faced by our customers.

Where are you based and what do you think of the area?

I am based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ann Arbor manages to combine the high spirits of a big city and the tranquility of a small town. It is a great place for hiking as it has numerous green and hilly trails. The ones by the Huron River are my favorite. 

What do you do in a typical day at KLA?

My day usually starts with discussions with my team members regarding some of the current issues that we have been facing with the ongoing projects. Typically, my mornings are spent brainstorming about new design solutions and alternative ways to improve our tools. Once the designs are done, I often like to hold review sessions to get feedback and opinions from my team members. This helps in optimizing the parts, making sure that we understand and meet all our customer requirements. My role also gives me an opportunity to interact with the field engineers and resolve queries about part installation in the KLA systems. Plus, when in Milpitas, I get to troubleshoot and perform system testing on our tools. 

What has been your favorite “KLA moment” so far?

My “KLA Moment” so far was the volunteering opportunity for Food Gatherers with my co-workers in the frosty winter. It was a great way to serve and benefit the local community members in need and for once, “freezin’ felt good for a reason”.

What are you looking forward to most about KLA?

I love how KLA supports innovation from inside! In my journey with KLA, I look forward to creating unique and optimized solutions to keep our customers satisfied and continuing our drive to be better at innovating leading edge technologies. I like how KLA’s products ultimately deliver technologies that make a positive and lasting impact on people’s lives.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Turkey! I have been taking time to learn Turkish, and I would like to visit the Bosphorus Bridge that connects Europe and Asia, drink Turkish coffee, eat loads of Baklava and communicate with the locals in their own language. 

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