30+ days ago - req11946

Sr. Manager Engineering Operations


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San Diego - CA, US




8+ years



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ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lithography systems that help enable Moore’s Law and the creation of increasingly powerful and capable electronic devices. Our San Diego-based light source division, Cymer, is renowned for developing both deep ultraviolet (DUV) lithography light sources and next generation extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources.We are a multinational company with over 70 locations in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. We have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA (EUV laser source creation).

As the world’s leading semiconductor lithography machine (the machine that makes computer chips) manufacturer, ASML enables chip manufacturers to make cheaper, faster, chips, thereby enabling all the technology you use today. The machines we make require high speed, magnetically levitated stages with sub-nanometer accuracy, robotic mask delivery systems, mechatronic devices to shape and correct the laser illumination source, and optical modules that can detect sub-nanometer alignment errors and pattern distortions. Temperature controlled to milli-kelvins, particulate free, and operating in complete vacuum, the technical challenges are endless. Solving these requires expertise in servo controls, mechatronics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, embedded software engineering, optics, physics, manufacturing, industrialization, and more. If you like extreme challenges and want to help bring the next generation of technology to the world, then come join ASML.

If you have a passion for technology and innovation you’ll want to check us out. Be a part of ASML. Be a part of progress.

One Company, One Goal, Limitless Innovation. It's our people that make the difference.

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

Job Mission

This position is based in San Diego, California in the Operations sector and reports to the Sr. Director of Operations.

The number one mission is to ensure ASML ships quality product produced in a safe manor for the right cost at the right time.

This position has the end to end responsibility for ensuring that new products are manufacturable.This position is part of the NPI (new product introduction) team and matrix organization with Design Engineering, Customer Service, Sourcing, Logistics, and Manufacturing (in multiple locations in the world).In addition to being a key player of the NPI team, this role will be responsible for the sustaining engineering of products that have been released for volume production.This support includes other factories and end users in addition to the local factory.

Job Description

This position will be the leader of the team/department that:

  • Ensures the safety of our employees in cooperation with the Environment, Health, & Safety department
  • Secures the output of our factory
  • Assures the quality products are shipped to our internal and external customers
  • Develops and executes cost reduction roadmaps for new and existing products
  • Fosters a Lean Manufacturing culture
  • Manages the definition and creation of Manufacturing procedures, specifications, and sequences
  • Introduces new products into production in an existing “Concurrent Engineering” environment.
  • Manages the creation and design of production tooling & qualification test equipment for new and existing products.
  • Oversees the support of production issues with concise troubleshooting of Electro-Mechanical systems and sub systems.
  • Reviews Failure Analysis Reports from suppliers and oversee the validation of the root-cause of the failure and oversee the implementation of structural solution.
  • Interfaces with internal and external customers regarding the build and test of assemblies and final products
  • Creates and manages improvement plans in support of product development roadmaps
  • Identifies and implement best practices in the areas of lean manufacturing, project management, and manufacturing technologies
  • Works with the other department head in operations to ensure we ship quality products on time and with excellent quality
  • Works in a corporative way with other sectors of the business (D&E, R&D, Customer service) to support the development of new products and to support the current installed base
  • Develops budgets for the operation of the department and capital improvement programs to further the companies goals and objectives
  • Develops continuing education programs and career development opportunities for your employees
  • Creates a positive working environment that is inclusive and diverse


  • Bachelor of Science in mechanical, manufacturing, industrial, or electrical engineering.


  • At least 8 years of direct engineering relevant, work related experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of management experience, including people management.
  • A practitioner of disciplined problem solving methodology such as 6 sigma and working knowledge of statistical process control methodologies.
  • Experience developing and executing cost reduction roadmaps for new and existing products.
  • Experience creating Manufacturing procedures, specifications, and sequences.
  • Experience creating and managing improvement plans in support of product development roadmaps.
  • Skilled in identifying and implementing best practices in the areas of lean manufacturing, project management, and manufacturing technologies.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with other department heads in operations ensuring quality products are shipped on time and with excellent quality.
  • Ability to work in a corporative way with other sectors of the business (D&E, R&D, Customer service) supporting the development of new products.
  • Highly skilled in developing budgets for the operation of the department and capital improvement programs furthering the companies goals and objectives.
  • Ability to develop continuing education programs and career development opportunities for employees.

Other information


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • May require travel dependent on business needs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Responsibilities include periodic travel to regional and overseas sites for product technical support and special support projects.
  • Work may include onsite technical support involving heavy lifting of equipment & modules.
  • Position will require technical work activity in a clean-room production environment and/or laboratory setting.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Occasionally may be exposed to loud noise bursts and may be exposed to toxic gases (fluorine).
  • Must be able to work in small, confined spaces.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(K), and FSAs.

We are committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of our workforce to create opportunities for our people and the business. EOE