Senior Mechanical Engineer

Research & Development

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US


Research & Development


3-7 years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Mechanical engineering




ASML US brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our headquarters are in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA.

Job Mission

Development and Engineering (D&E) sector is responsible for the specification, design and integration of ASML machines. In this sector, Mechanical Development department of Shared Services (CT DE Mdev Shared Services) specifies machine system layout (MSL), support structures, architectures design related to facilities management,vacuum vessel, frames, and BOM (Bill of Material) Management. D&E sector consist of discipline- and function-oriented groups where emphasis lies on particular knowledge/skills, architecture or modules in ASML semiconductor equipment machines. EUV lithography light source machine at Cymer, An ASML company starts with understanding the functional requirements and deriving specifications.

In the position of Sr. Mechanical Engineer, you are responsible for the conceptualization, detailed design and technical product documentation (drawings and other required documents for manufacturing) of support structure, frames, volume claims, prioritize the change request and manage machine level BOM. Sr. Mechanical Engineer reports to the Group Leader as well as the Project Leader(s). He or she maintains regular alignment with the owner of the overall function which his or her deliverables contribute to. Project team sizes vary from a few FTE to more than 10 FTE, a substantial part of which may be at a co-developer. You are technical lead for an important part of the MSL, BOM Management, Integration Bays Architecture layout for current and future ASML EUV tools. You will collaborate with system architects & MSL Architect in a multidiscipline project team to develop concepts, perform engineering analysis, build and test prototypes, generate detail CAD designs, create engineering drawings, partner with suppliers and support system integration and test

“This position requires access to controlled technology, asdefined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.).Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlledtechnology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML toproceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access controlledtechnology.”

Job Description

  • Manages a light source sub-system project through direct technical advice, schematics/design, approvals, and collaboration with Development Engineering team.
  • Assumes engineering responsibility for module or subsystem design from concept design through manufacturing transfer and ramp.
  • Provides a broad mechanical engineering design background and performs mechanical engineering analysis (stress, fluids, vibrations, thermal), design for control and distribution of inert and hazardous gases, air and water handling for thermal management of equipment and enclosures, large enclosure design, electrical component packaging, mechanical structural mounts and fixtures, design for manufacturability in low volume products, and design for configuration management.
  • Assumes responsibility in maintaining Product BOM structure and Tool Specific BOM structure for ASML San Diego Machines.
  • Manage the EC dependencies and prioritize changes for proper and timely implementation.
  • Create, maintain and validate the volume files with facility layout, bay layout and product layout.
  • Be an integrated part BOM & MSL competence team and collaborate with x-functional team for newimprovements. Drive & lead BOM competence within San Diego site.
  • Provide Architectural feedback to MSL and facilities teams w.r.t to floor layouts and upcoming developments.
  • Performs detailed design and component layout for new or improved subsystems.
  • Performs tolerance analysis at system and subsystem level.
  • Manages a project plan including key deliverables, timeline, and budget.
  • Works with other Engineers and CAD Designers for prototype and pilot detailed design.
  • Create & maintain full technical documentation for designed module/sub module on performance requirements, test requirements, installation & service procedure..
  • Responsible for the research and selection of new suppliers with potential for turn-key provision of key subsystems.Responsible for providing technical expertise in the core technology area of the potential suppliers to reveal best design path and performance and cost from future subsystem purchases.
  • Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning, and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner.Processes purchase requisitions, purchase change orders, and requests for quotes to suppliers.
  • Works with other Engineers and CAD Designers for prototype and pilot detailed design.
  • Interacts closely with development engineers, scientists, suppliers, and QA to resolve quality issues.
  • Creation and Validation of new concepts from “art to part”.
  • Travel within and outside the US may be required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Requires a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. May have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of six (8) years of relevant experience


  • Experience in designing, fabrication, and testing of mechanical, electro-mechanical modules, and related system interfaces for capital equipment tools.
  • Previous experience with Semiconductor industry desired
  • Previous experience with lasers and laser systems strongly desired.
  • Experience with product development desired.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS office tools (Office, Excel, Power point, Visio, MS project).
  • Demonstrated creativity in solving complex design problems.
  • Hands on experience in mechanical design and testing complex components and sub-assemblies.
  • Proficiency in solid modeling; NX and Team center desired.
  • Proficiency in Finite Element Analysis, NX-Nastran/Ansys.
  • Experience with Product Development tasks desired: bills of material, interfacing with vendors, procurement of material for prototyping, change management (ECs/ECR/ECO).
  • Hands on experience and knowledge of machining and fabrication techniques highly desirable
  • Familiarity with clean room protocols
  • Experience in DF(x) and Mechanical design principles (bolt calculation) etc.
  • Experience in GD&T and Stack up analysis
  • Travel within and outside the US may be required.

Personal skills

  • Natural leader in providing structure, prioritization and decisiveness.
  • Persistent and persuasive towards results in an emphatic and pragmatic manner.
  • Convincing, pro-active attitude and drive for improvement.
  • Strong communicator to influence without power.
  • Eager to learn and ability to self-reflect.
  • Can translate (high level) requirements into SMART work packages (including staffing and timing input).
  • Strong analytical ability with a pragmatic attitude; can make realistic proposals to tackle complex issues.
  • Highly motivated team player with excellent social, coordination and communication skills.
  • Ability to organize work effectively and having a systematic approach in problem solving.
  • Ability to provide technical direction, motivate and convince a team of professionals.
  • Adapts and adopts change.
  • Robust personality is a must.