30+ days ago - req12347

Handling and Transport Architect

Research & development

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering




Within ASML, the Handling & Transport (H&T) department is responsible for providing safe & efficient H&T solutions for all ASML products and related goods over their full life cycle. If you enjoy having a broad scope as an architect, and if you have a strong drive in improving H&T solutions for our systems, then this function might fit you perfectly.

Job Mission

Find the optimal H&T solutions for all ASML products and related goods. Challenge specs of modules which are being developed in terms of handling and transportability and work, with a team of designers, to create efficient H&T solutions for these modules.

Job Description

  • Definition of tools and packaging for safe, reliable, efficient and cost-effective transport and installation of ASML systems, modules and spare parts.

FAT/SAT (Factory Acceptance Test to Site Acceptance Test) sequence:

  • Be able to make inventory of handling flow from supplier to ASML, ASML internal and ASML to customer. This includes definition of critical bottlenecks, and come up with practical solutions.
  • Prepare and chair design reviews (of layout concepts)
  • Translate abstract system specs from system design specification documents (H&T, Costs of ownership, Cycle time,…) into H&T deliverables (tools, packaging,..) and concepts.
  • Review of H&T deliverables & H&T related system specifications.
  • Perform leading role in interdepartmental H&T issues.


Bachelor or Master degree in a Mechanical Engineering.


  • At least 5 years of experience in the development of large/complex machines/frames.
  • Preferred technical knowledge of shipments (road, air) of complex machines.
  • Experience in managing layout of complex designs.
  • Be able to lay-out volume control (swap paths, service area,…) with CAD (UG).
  • Set up and manage system requirements.
  • Mechanics skills: focus on static forces/strength/stiffness.

Personal skills

  • Helicopter view. Easily can determine priorities and main risks.
  • Highly pro-active. Thinks ahead, creates vision and manages the stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Attitude to challenge others (get all risks and collateral damage on the table).
  • Strong in convincing others.
  • Be a ‘terrier-go getter’.

Context of the position

You will be part of the Handling & Transport (H&T) department which is responsible for providing safe & efficient H&T solutions for all ASML products and related goods over their full life cycle. The Handling & Transport Architect reports to the Group Lead H&T and will cooperate with multiple stakeholders within the organization.

Other information

ASML creates the conditions that enable you to realize your full potential. We provide state-of-the-art facilities, opportunities to develop your talents, international career opportunities, a stimulating and inspiring environment, and most of all, the commitment of a company that recognizes and rewards outstanding performance.

More information on what ASML does, and stands for - can be found via our Website and YouTube channel.

If you apply to this position - please include a recent and complete CV, a letter of motivation and preferably a portfolio in which you showcase relevant work done.