9 days ago - req14641

Sr. Spindle Polishing Technician (2nd Shift)


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Wilton - CT, US




3-7 years


High school

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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

Accurately polish ASML products in accordance with the established specification statements. Make improvements to existing products and processes, and guide the implementation of new products and processes. Ensure quality and standardization while contributing to improvements in effectivity and efficiency.

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

Under minimal supervision, pitch polish optics to required specifications using conventional spindle polishing machines. Clean, inspect, and test optics using a variety of equipment.Verify the accuracy of finished product, as well as support process and product development.

-Ability to polish precision optics on conventional spindles.
-Ability to work safely on fragile high value optics.
-Perform blocking and unblocking of parts.
-Ability to work with pitch, pressing out and cutting laps.
-Perform visual surface inspection of all optical components to ISO standards.
-Protect and clean components.
-Measure work-piece for conformance to specifications using various measuring equipment, including but not limited to the Zygo Interferometers.
-Notifies supervisor of discrepancies.
-Follows written and verbal English work instructions that describe the process and the required measurements.
-Possesses blueprint interpretation skills.
-Be familiar with using the following measurement tools: micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, height gages, and pH meters.
-Maintain continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs to supervisors and co-workers on all shifts.
-Maintain a safe operating environment by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
-Candidate will be required to wear PPE where appropriate and embrace the ASML 5S requirements.

Work Environment:
-Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, pitch, solvents, and polishing slurry.
-May also be exposed to laser energy, magnetic fields and open flames.
-Typically handles parts weigh less than 35 pounds.
-Production areas are maintained at 70 to 76 degrees and 40 to 50% relative humidity
-The noise level in the manufacturing areas is usually moderate.


High School or trade school graduate or G.E.D, or equivalent experience.


-Proven experience (5+ Years) of optical spindle polishing.
-Intermediate mathematical skills including use of basic math and geometry.
-Intermediate computer skills and familiarity with Windows 10, MS Office & SAP.
-Demonstrated experience polishing optical glasses, glass-ceramics and crystals.

Personal skills

-Ability to work individually or in a team setting with other technicians and/or engineers.
-Ability to cross train in a flexible manufacturing cell environment.
-Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and manage changing priorities.
-Ability to effectively communicate one on one and in small groups to operators, management and engineers.

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