30+ days ago - req12843

Senior Mechanical Architect

Research & development

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering




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

Founded in 1984, ASML is the world’s leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, manufacturing complex machines that are critical to the production of integrated circuits or microchips.ASML has its R&D and manufacturing operations in Wilton, CT and in Veldhoven, The Netherlands.This position will be based in Wilton.We are looking for a talented Mechanical Engineer to join the Development and Engineering department.You will design and develop mechanics for some of the highest precision products ever produced in the world.

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

As a Sr. Mechanical Development Architect, you will be responsible for technically supervising the mechanical development of several portions of the TWINSCAN® lithography system, of other ASML products related to lithography, and of their associated tooling. You will accomplish your mission primarily by interacting with, coaching and supporting architect and engineer colleagues from the Mechanical Development (MDEV) group, who have been assigned directly to each of the projects.

You will oversee and guide the mechanical development of diverse sub-systems involving robotics, mechatronics, precision mechanics, and opt mechanics. You will be a guardian of the process integrity critical to our success as a development organization, ensuring compliance of each project with the established requirements management/specification derivation and documentation, design-decision-making, and design review guidelines.

On occasion, you will be called upon to become deeply involved in field escalations, requiring root cause analysis, immediate containment solutions and longer-term design revisions for one project, in parallel with continuing to oversee the remaining projects.


MSME or PHD with at least 10 years of practical experience in challenging mechanical design assignments, preferably in the semiconductor capital equipment industry. (BSME with at least 13 years).


Strong mechanical engineering fundamentals.

Mechanical design exposure to kinematics, dynamics, vibrations, heat transfer, material properties, structures, in-vacuum systems, cost, reliability and manufacturability.

Ability to understand and create mechanical system architectures.
Ability to discover flaws, when reviewing CAD models and detail drawings of assemblies and parts. Ability to propose fixes and better alternatives.
Strong questioning, listening, explanation, reasoning, negotiation, persuasion, and arbitration skills.
Effective interfacing with multidisciplinary groups including senior leadership.
Quality focus, customer awareness, and process orientation.
Creativity, initiative and vision to continuously improve our designs and processes, in order to keep up with aggressive roadmaps.

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

ASML Offers:
-A challenging opportunity to expand your knowledge in a wide variety of engineering application areas and to work on problems spanning all technical fields.
-Highly creative and qualified teams with a diversity of experience.
-Great career opportunities at a quickly growing high-tech company.
-World class technical problems to solve.

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.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability