Employment at MKS Instruments

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  1. All areas of the application must be filled out completely and accurately. Please fill in the required information directly in the application.
  2. If you are offered a position with MKS Instruments, please be aware that we may verify all of the information that you have written on the application as well as your resume. If there is a discrepancy in your information, the job offer may be withdrawn. Please provide as much detail as possible when completing this form. We appreciate your interest in MKS Instruments and look forward to reviewing your application!

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Personal Information

If hired would you be willing to work reasonable amounts of overtime when required by the Company?

Are you legally authorized to work in the US?

For purposes of the following question, “sponsorship for an immigration-related employment benefit” means “the submission by MKS Instruments, Inc. to U.S. immigration or consular officials of forms or supporting documents requesting approval of: an H-1B visa petition, an O-1 visa petition, an E-3 visa petition, TN status, any employment-based visa petition on behalf of an individual in F-1, F-2, J-1, L-1, L-2, or any other nonimmigrant visa status, and ‘job flexibility benefits’ (also known as 1-140 portability or Adjustment of Status portability) for long-delayed adjustment of status applications that have been pending for 180 days or longer.”

ITAR/EAR Application Section

The following question is for the sole purpose of ensuring compliance with U.S. export control laws concerning the export of controlled or protected technologies or information, including but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or Export Administration Regulations (collectively, “Export Control Laws”).

Globally, our policy is to recruit people from wide and diverse backgrounds.However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to these Export Control Laws.If an applicant is not a “U.S. person,” government regulations require us to apply for and obtain export licenses; in general, we do not apply for such licenses.“U.S. persons” are generally defined as U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, (holder of a US Passport) lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

Do you have any relatives who are currently employed here?

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General Information

Have you ever been employed here before?

How did you learn about this opportunity?

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Equal Employment Opportunity Information

MKS Instruments believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities and we do not discriminate against our employees, applicants, or job seekers because of their race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, marital status or any other protected group status as defined by law.

We are subject to certain governmental recordkeeping and reporting requirements, including the administration of civil rights laws and regulations. In order to comply with these laws, we invite you to voluntarily self-identify your race/ethnicity and gender. Submission of this information is voluntary. Refusal to provide this information will not influence our screening or hiring decisions and will not subject you to discharge, disciplinary or other adverse treatment. The information obtained will be kept confidential and will only be used in accordance with the provisions of applicable laws, executive orders, and regulations.

Please complete the self-identification form below, which includes the option to choose not to self-identify.

We are a federal contractor required to take affirmative action to employ and advance protected veterans, and the information is voluntary and will be kept confidential, including the option to choose not to disclose.

Definitions of Protected Veterans:

Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran - a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. 

Armed Services Medal Veteran - any veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985 (61 FR 1209) (an operation in which the participants encountered no foreign armed opposition or imminent hostile action.)

Disabled Veteran - A “disabled veteran” is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

Recently Separated Veteran - Defined as any veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service during the one-year period (under VEVRAA regulations) or three-year period (under JVA regulations), beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty.


Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Form CC-305   
OMB Control Number 1250-0005   
Expires 1/31/2020   

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities.i To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for a job, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.

If you already work for us, your answer will not be used against you in any way. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our employees to update their information every five years. You may voluntarily self-identify as having a disability on this form without fear of any punishment because you did not identify as having a disability earlier.

How do I know if I have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

• Blindness• Cerebral palsy• Multiple sclerosis (MS)
• Deafness• HIV/AIDS• Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
• Cancer• Schizophrenia• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
• Diabetes• Major depression• Obsessive compulsive disorder
• Epilepsy• Bipolar disorder• Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair
• Autism• Muscular dystrophy• Intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation)

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Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
i Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the US. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.
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The information I have given on this application is factual and complete. I understand that the misrepresentation of facts on this application may result in my failure to be hired or, if hired my immediate termination. I also understand that, if hired, my employment is at will and may be terminated at any time by either myself or MKS Instruments, Inc.

I authorize you to investigate my background solely for the purpose of making a sound employment decision, and I release all persons responding to such inquiries from any liability.

Finally, I agree in the event I choose to voluntarily participate in any company sponsored recreational activities I will hold MKS free from any and all liability that may result from these activities.

Important Notice - Drug Screening May be Required

MKS Instruments, Inc. is committed to maintaining a drug free workplace. I understand and agree that as part of the MKS selection process, I may be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening test in order to continue to receive consideration for employment. I also understand that certain jobs may require periodic drug screening in compliance with federal law. I further understand and agree that the test results will only be used to make employment decisions and that MKS will take steps to ensure these results are kept in confidence.

MKS Instruments, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

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