18 days ago - req13156

Failure Analysis Technician

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 Failure analysis engineer with expertise in Materials science and surface chemistry. This person will join the Advanced development center(ADC) in Wilton, Connecticut - A Research and Development team focused on building proto-typing and industrializing next generation wafer/reticle clamping systems. The main job function is to perform material and chemical investigations andidentify root causes using failure analysis toolslike SEM, AFM etc to solve challenging engineering problems associated with achieving nanometer scale precision.

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:

-Investigate material aspects and chemical composition using suitable material diagnostic toolslike SEM , AFM , WLI etc to perform appropriate analysis on R&D proto-types, components in manufacturing stages, and customer returns.
-Set-upand operate failure analysis tools like SEM, AFM, WLI , TOF-SIMS etc.
-Owner of failure analysis lab : Keep failure analysislabs in good working conditions by adhering, enforcing and improving the ASML & Lab way of working and processes. In particular adhering to safety procedures, ISO standardsand protocols.
-Perform / execute periodic maintenance of failure analysis tools in ADC.
-Support ADC engineers with testing during feasibility and proto phases and root cause analysis during filed and factory.
-Support ADC team with engineering data taking on different metrology tools.
-Clearly communicate progress and status of ongoing technical activities to management.
-Prepare engineer documentation like Test Performance Specification; Test Analysis Reports andrelease the documents by following change control process.
-Write engineering procedure and train technicians to efficiently transfer the build/ alignment & test process to manufacturing.
-Understand the existing failure techniques & their analysis methods and improve them to support the ASML technology roadmap.


Minimum: Associate degree in Material Sciences, chemistryor other engineering disciplines with at least 5 year of experience using at least two of the following tools SEM, AFM, WLI & TOF-SIMS.

Preferred: Associate degreein Material Sciences, chemistryor other engineering disciplines with at least 10 year of experience using at least two of the following tools SEM, AFM, WLI & TOF-SIMS (or) Bachelor’s degreein Material Sciences, chemistryor other engineering disciplineswith at least 2-5 year of experience using at least two of the following tools SEM, AFM, WLI & TOF-SIMS.


-Good understandingand experience in material analysis tools and verification methods (white light interferometer, microscope, SEM, AFM , TOF-SIMS, XPS etc).
-Knowledge of material, mechanicaland chemicalproperties of coatings and ceramic structure.
-Ability to work in the clean room environment knowledge in material and material interaction (especially glass, ceramics, thin film materials, gases, etc).
-General understanding of optics and ceramic manufacturing methods; Basic understanding of manufacturing process optimization.
-Experiencing using manufacturing equipment like coating, etching, machining, polishing etc is plus.
-Knowledge of MATLAB and/or LabVIEW for data collection and analysis to drive solutions; Working knowledge of PID controllers is plus.
-Excellent experimental, analytical and problem solving skills.

Personal skills

Candidate must:
-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.
-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

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

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