30+ days ago - req13074

Mechanical Architect (Manufacturing and Service Tooling)

Research & development

Mechanical engineering


Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics, Other technical job categories



Job Mission

Your mission as an ASML Mechanical Architect is to think – conceptually and creatively.
Because we need people who can translate extremely exotic requirements into extremely feasible mechanical designs.

Creative thinking has always been essential at ASML. We make machines that are almost unimaginably complex, and work within incredibly minute tolerances. What’s more, their complexity is increasing and their tolerance margins are vanishing. That’s why we need Mechanical Architects who can conceive a globalview that answers all of these technical challenges. A view that, when detailed-out, will help realize a machine that meets all of the next wave of new requirements - and still be feasible to manufacture, transport, install and service.

The core mission of this job is to deliver mechanical/mechatronic architecture that enables the optimal functionality and cost effective engineering of new tooling.

Job Description

  • Creation and investigation of mechanics/mechatronics concept design for tooling. Discuss with projects and sectors. Come up with well-considered choices, validated against system requirements.
  • Investigate manufacturability and serviceability. Creation of manufacturing and service flow leading to tooling concept. Validate with RAMS specifications.
  • Validate concept on requirements regarding transportability and service at customer site.
  • Definition of tooling volumes. Monitor that projects stay within agreed volumes. Make use of your creativity and helicopter view to find solutions in case of conflicts.
  • Knowledge transfer to production and other relevant groups.
  • Contribute to system roadmaps.
  • Coaching and training on the job of mechanical/mechatronics engineers in the team.
  • Ensure proper competence management within the group, teaming up with the mechatronics competence within the department Development & Engineering.


Bachelor or Master degree in Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering.


  • At least 5 years of experience in creating new machine concepts or large complex modules.
  • Covering all aspects like layout, manufacturability, serviceability, transportability, install, performance, etc...
  • Familiar with FEM and related development tools.
  • Basic knowledge of thermal management, flow control and static design is a pre.
  • Familiar with NX (or other 3D design tool).

Personal skills

  • Technical leadership. Sets out direction for technical project teams.
  • Abstract thinking, out-of-the box thinking.
  • Helicopter view.
  • Effective communication with all levels and disciplines.
  • Clear and structured way of reporting.
  • Build and maintain networks throughout the organization and with suppliers.
  • Able to challenge others, to come up with even better ideas.

Other information

The Architect reports to the group leader Manufacturing & Service Tooling and is operational within multidisciplinary, cross-sectorial projects.

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, and a letter of motivation.
You may also attach a portfolio.