8 days ago - req13522

Six Sigma Black Belt Change Agent

Research & development

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering




Are you our new Change Agent who would like to develop the Development & Engineering (D&E) competence in the field of Design for Six Sigma Quality by training and coaching architects? Would you lead engineers to achieve better quality of our DE solutions? This job requires more than excellent technical ability alone, you also need the vision and leadership to inspire, convince and motivate others.

Job Mission

As a Change Agent, you like to develop the Development & Engineering (D&E) competence in the field of design for Six Sigma / Quality by training and coaching architects and lead engineers to achieve better quality of our DE solutions. Robust Design is an area that is not familiar for all engineers yet, but that is changing rapidly since the customer expects this from ASML. That’s why, as an ASML Black Belt Robust Design, you will not only need excellent technical skills but also the ability to network and communicate with other ASML people to keep the notion of Robust Design at the top of everyone’s mind. You must get involved and stay involved with new module designs and their creators, and maintain Robust Design issues at the level of importance they require.

Job Description

By helping to build further and maintain the ASML Robust Design & DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) methodology you will play a central role in continuing the commercial success of the world’s leading provider of lithography systems for semiconductors. It is a commercial success that is founded on three business essentials: innovation, time-to-market and a robust design, so your technical skills will be vital. In addition to those technical skills you will deploy your communication skills and your persistence to continuously influence others and maintain Robust Design as a key performance indicator for the whole of ASML. You won’t be doing this alone, but also with other sectors within ASML such as Industrial Engineering, Production and Customer Support.
You cooperate with other BB’s and report to a MBB.

Activities drill down to:
-Expert support for complex statistical or DFSS related problems.
-Leading or supporting Robust Design projects
-Give input into DE DFSS strategy/roadmap.
-Influencing the DE organization
-Give DFSS training at Green Belt and Yellow Belt level
-Coaching of green belt trainees.


-(Master) Black Belt - DFSS certification.
-MSc or PhD. in a technical direction.


-10+ years of work experience in complex technically driven and international organization(s)
-Experience in High Capital, Low Volume markets is a plus.
-Proven (senior) quality management skills (including Six Sigma)

Personal skills

-Excellent change management skills.
-Excellent coaching skills.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Excellent analytical skills.

Context of the position

You will report directly to the D&E manager of the Development & Engineering Quality & Robust Design group. The primary internal interfaces are Project Leaders and designers from the subsystem assigned, reliability engineers and other DFSS (Black) Belts.

Within ASML, the sector Development & Engineering (D&E) is responsible for the specification, design and engineering of the ASML products.

In this sector, departments such as Mechatronics, Mechanics and Electronics specify, design and qualify the various modules of the ASML products. Each department consists of discipline and function oriented groups where emphasis lies on particular competences or functions in ASML equipment.

Other information

(Design for) Six sigma, Reliability, quality, stakeholder management, design, innovation, time-to-market, mechanical (engineering), statistics, , Black belt, Green Belt, Master Black Belt, Shainin, FMEA, Minitab