30 days ago - req14298

Supplier Quality Engineer

Logistics & supply chain management

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US


Logistics & supply chain management


3-7 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

Are you an engineer who is challenged by managing the quality performance of suppliers in a high tech-low volume environment, specialized in electrical, mechanical, chemical or optical engineering?

The GLS (Sr.) Supply Chain Engineer is responsible for the technical performance of a selected number of suppliers.He or she works with suppliers on performance monitoring, solving technical issues and driving technical process improvements (quality and yield improvement, process control, cycle time reduction, risk analysis and reduction).He or she works closely together with PL Supply Chain Engineering, LSM PL’s, Procurement Account Managers (PAM’s) and Supply Chain Engineers NPI in the ASML Development Organization. Depending on the size of the account, he or she is member of Supplier Account Teams.Focus of the work is on volume control, process optimization and supplier development.

Sourcing Logistics (SL) is a department of Global Logistics Services (GLS), represents ASML’s logistics interface to its supply base and is responsible for material availability for ASML’s factories.In today’s complex multi-tier supply chains, this is only possible by creating full transparency in the supply chain and flexibility at suppliers.SL manages over 100 chains up to seven tiers deep, addressing potential bottlenecks and supply risks before they impact our customers.It must handle the increased complexity of ASML’s systems while reducing cost of ownership for customers.To do this, the SL supply chain- and logistics engineers work with suppliers to continuously reduce cycle time for components, modules and assemblies, increasing supply chain flexibility and customer value.SL also monitors suppliers’ quality, flexibility, cycle time reductions, move rate compliance and on-time delivery reliability, driving supplier development in all areas to ensure ASML’s supply keeps pace with technological developments and can adapt to changing market conditions.

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

-Responsible for entire Quality process and performance on “volume” products for strategic suppliers and their n-tier suppliers.
-Carry-out analysis of material Quality issues through structural problem solving processes (DMAIC, 8D) and drive technical solutions during material escalations (MN’s, DN’s, AIR, FAR).
-Drive yield and technical process improvements at supplier, actively participate in improvement projects at suppliers regarding cycle time reductions, yield improvements and quality improvements.
-De-risk manufacturing processes at suppliers by optimizing quality, testing and qualification infrastructure, configuration management, processes and organizational capabilities.
-Monitor and review supplier Material Quality Performance (MQP).
-Contribute to supplier development (e.g. implementing SPC, lean, FMEA, operational excellence at suppliers or n-tier suppliers), understand the needs of supplier and ASML and drive internal supplier changes to align.
-Support implementation of EC changes at suppliers on “volume” products.
-Develops and maintain sustainable partnerships with supplier's senior engineering and management staff.


Bachelor or Master’s degree in industrial engineering, production engineering, electrical, mechanical, chemical or optical engineering and/or supply chain management, or equivalent experience.


-5 – 10 years relevant work experience.
-Experience with supply chain processes in production environment.
-Experience in improvement projects in supply chain, preferably in High-tech industry.
-Experience in working in relationships with suppliers.
-Experience with engineering and/or supply chain processes in business-to-business (high-tech, low-volume) environment.
-Experience in building and maintaining strategic relations with suppliers.

Personal skills

-Influencing without power, able to convince without the use of formal authority, display the ability to motivate the team on job intrinsic aspects: technical challenges, execution challenges.
-Ability to deal with Resistance, interacts withkey stakeholders in a constructive way without being defensive, focuses on data and has an open mind, is always part of the solution.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Pro-active attitude.
-Strong analytical skills.
-Attention to detail.
-In-depth understanding of manufacturing techniques.
-Result oriented, hands-on mentality.

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

Global Logistics Services (GLS) is part of ASML’s industry-leading supply chain and responsible for ensuring material availability to ASML’s factories and customers.Our DNA contains customer focus, concurrent engineering, virtual integration, acceleration of the supply chain and delivering creative solutions.With over 350 highly educated and motivated people, GLS has contributed to ASML winning the “VLM Jaarprijs 2013” for having the best Supply Chain in The Netherlands.

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