30+ days ago - req12806

Glass & Ceramics Process Engineer

Research & development

Chemistry & materials science

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Chemistry & materials science


ASML 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 main headquarters are located in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and we also 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

ASML is seeking an experienced material scientist/process engineer with expertise in manufacturingprocesses of glass and ceramics to produce ultra-high precision systems . This person will join the Advanced development center in Wilton, Connecticut - A Research and development team focused on proto-typing of next generation wafer/reticle clamping systems. The main job function is to improve friction properties and wear behavior of materials used in the current system by improving current manufacturing techniques and developing new techniques to solve challenging engineering problems associated with achieving nanometer scale performance.

ASML is a world leader in the manufacture of advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry.ASML’s corporate headquarters is in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. Manufacturing sites and research and development facilities are located in Connecticut, California and the Netherlands. Technology development centers and training facilities are located in the United States, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, and Taiwan. Additionally, ASML provides optimal service to its customers via over 50 sales and service organizations in 16 countries. Founded in the Netherlands in 1984, the company is publicly traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML.

Job Description

The main focus of this position will be:

-Understand and improve the existing lapping, polishing and figuring technique of glass and ceramics used in manufacturing of ASML clamping systems.
-Understand/improve friction properties and wear behavior of materials used in the current system with appropriate testing techniques and equipment.
-Understand the existing Ion Beam Figuring system / processand extend / improve the IBF capability by appropriate design of experiments.
-Solve any engineering challenges that we encounter in polishing/lapping & IBF systems and metrology as the precision gets to sub-nanometer scale.
-Create and maintain a roadmap of surface figuring technology to support ASML products by investigating possible candidate techniques and evaluating their capabilities and limitations.
-Prepare leading system engineer documentation (Element Performance Specifications, Element Design Specifications, Test Performance Specification; Test Analysis Reports) through review, release and change control.
-Support preparation of design reviews for the development team.
-Write engineering procedure and train technicians to efficiently transfer the build/ alignment & test process to manufacturing. Establish the best process and transfer it to manufacturing.
-Supporting systems in the factory and in the field, by being able to relate observed system anomalies to potentialdefects.
-Clearly communicating progress and status of ongoing technical activities to senior management.
-Understanding how the performance of the sensor system affects the performance of ASMLs equipment.
-Some travel ( ~ 20%) to Europe, Asia, and within the US can be expected.


-Minimum: MS in Material Sciences, Physics or other engineering disciplines with at least 8 years industry experience in lapping, polishing and figuring technique of glass and ceramics or equivalent experience.
-Preferred: PhD in Material Sciences, Physics or other engineering disciplines with more than 5 industry experience in lapping, polishing and figuring technique of glass and ceramics.


-Experience in the manufacturing processes for glass, and ceramics with expert level understanding in systems and process oflapping, polishing and machining of glasses and ceramics.
-Expert in glass polishing techniques like pitch polishing, MRF and computer controlled surface corrections and Ion beam figuring etc.
-Expert knowledge in material and material interaction (especially glass, ceramics, thin film materials, gases, etc); with deep understanding of the fundamentals of friction and wear processes of metallic, ceramic, and polymeric materials.
-Expert knowledge in testing techniques like interferometer, white light interferometer, SEM, AFM etc.
-Good understanding of manufacturing techniques like coating, contacting, bonding, Etching & contact Lithography on glass and ceramics.
-Expert knowledge in ion beam figuring / etching or similar technology (thermionic emission from Ion gun and neutralizer, types of ion guns, types of neutralizers).
-Working knowledge in thin film deposition / evaporation technology.
-Expert knowledge in manufacturing process optimization.
-Excellent analytical and experimental skills.

Personal skills

-Have excellent written and oral communication skills and a commitment to achieving results on time while under time constraints;High energy, high ownership, high level of dedication.
-Be willing to jump in on new issues, get to the bottom of the causes and propose practical solutions.
-Be able to break down complex problems with limited data to come to solutions – strong critical thinking capability.
-Have demonstrated “team player” with a quality orientation and interpersonal skills.
-Be able to interface with multidisciplinary groups and work effectively in a team and be willing to take on responsibility.
-Be able to quickly acquire technical knowledge from documentation and on-the-job training and be capable of thoroughly investigating technical issues (analytically and hands-on in a lab).

Context of the position

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 20 pounds.
-May require travel dependent on company 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.

Other information

EEO/AA (W/M/Vets/Disability) Employer

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.

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