30+ days ago - req16433

Sr NPI Manufacturing Engineer


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San Diego - CA, US




8+ years



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ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lithography systems that help enable Moore’s Law and the creation of increasingly powerful and capable electronic devices. Our San Diego-based light source division, Cymer, is renowned for developing both deep ultraviolet (DUV) lithography light sources and next generation extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources.As the world’s leading semiconductor equipment manufacturer, ASML enables chipmakers to produce cheaper, speedier chips – and to produce them faster – thereby enabling all the technology you use today. The systems we produce integrate several large and sophisticated machines, themselves each a feat of engineering innovation, precision, and speed.

We are a multinational company with over 70 locations in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. We have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA (EUV laser source creation).

In the Cymer Light Source (CLS) division in San Diego, we design and manufacture Deep Ultraviolet (DUV) lasers, used directly in the chipmaking process. Far from a basic “consumer” laser, these machines are complex, powerful, and flexible. The lasers we make require: durable and high-speed precise motion-controlled optics to maintain wavelength to femtometer accuracy under high laser powers; advanced materials to endure the harsh Fluorine-rich environments and high powers; clever mechanical designs to allow high performance and fit all the parts within a confined space, but still allow easy manufacturing and servicing.

If you have a passion for technology and innovation you’ll want to check us out. Be a part of progress.

One Company, One Goal, Limitless Innovation. It's our people that make the difference.

“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.”

Job Mission

This position will work with Program Managers and Product Development Engineers to transfer electrical, mechanical and optical assemblies and systems into the production environment. This individual’s goal will be to help transition products from the engineering lab to the manufacturing floor while meeting aggressive timelines to complete deliverables defined by our PGP (Product Generation Process). This individual must be a self-driven, team player, and have a high degree of discipline to process control, with the ability to multi-task with strong documentation and communication skills

Job Description

Develop and document manufacturing process (assembly and test) for new optical, mechanical and electrical assemblies (system and sub system level). Work closely with Development engineering beginning in the early concept or design phase while providing input for manufacturability inproduction.

  • Leads efforts to complete NPI deliverables in a timely manner.
  • Incorporate DfX, 5S and lean manufacturing methodologies in new processes.
  • Responsible to effectively communicate and identify issues during engineering builds and implement or drive corrective actions to improve product yield and quality.
  • Diagnose and debug manufacturing issues found during development with corrective action implementation in a timely manner.
  • Identify capital equipment needed for manufacturing and assess capacity
  • Develop process flow maps, pFMEA, and control plans. Take ownership in lowering high RPNs.
  • Assist in or train production personnel effectively.
  • Creates and oversees the execution of product, process, equipment and test qualification plans.
  • Prepares and presents results along with pass/fail recommendation.
  • Prepare and launch process related COs for new products. Actively work with cross functional teams (program managers, planners, buyers and document control) to implement the changes, within a time frame, correctly and independently.
  • Coordinates and observes special and controlled builds to validate process effectiveness.
  • Develops initial POD/MES forms and begins tracking and reporting key process indicators to ensure that modules/systems are capable of meeting design specifications and intent with adequate margin.
  • Provide support to Production and continuously make efforts to improve the current process for cost efficiency and time reduction within manufacturing.
  • Support multiple NPI projects to achieve department and company performance goals.Develops / refines business processes.
  • Facilitates completion of prototype and pilot production units to meet schedule requirements.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data acquired during test using programs such as MS Excel, MS Access, JMP, and Lab View.Makes recommendations for process or design modifications based on analysis.
  • Provides guidance to other team members.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • BS or higher degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, Systems, Optical, Electrical, Mechanical or related Engineering field.


  • Minimum 8 years of direct, relevant, work related experience with assembly and testing of electrical, mechanical and optical assemblies and systems.
  • Experience in new product transition into a volume manufacturing environment.
  • Proven experience of manufacturing procedures (creating, validating, and implementing), process flows.
  • Working knowledge and experience using the following software packages: Excel, MS Access, LabView, JMP, MS Project, Oracle DMR, and Agile.Labview, Visual Basic and Java programming knowledge are desired but not required.
  • Experienced in the use of photonics test equipment, both optical (power meters, spectrometers interferometers, etc.) and electrical (oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience in electrical, mechanical, optical and systems assembly and test
  • Statistical/6-Sigma experience preferred.
  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • In depth knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Lotus Notes.
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings per GD&T Y14.5.
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting optical and electrical engineering drawings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the company - Technicians to Management.
  • Familiarity of DOE (Design of Experiments) techniques.
  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities without jeopardizing project schedule.
  • Strong commitment to process control and quality.
  • Project Management Skills required. PMP certification preferred.
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Technical writing skills.
  • Knowledge of 5S and lean manufacturing is a plus,
  • Understand BOM (Bill-Of-Material) structuring fundamentals and have the ability to create COs (Change Order) and TDNs (Temporary Deviation Notification).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.
  • Must be comfortable with a rapidly changing work environment.

Other information


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 50 pounds.
  • May require travel dependent on business 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.
  • Responsibilities include periodic travel to regional and overseas sites for product technical support and special support projects.
  • Work may include onsite technical support involving heavy lifting of equipment & modules.
  • Position will require technical work activity in a clean-room production environment and/or laboratory setting.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Occasionally may be exposed to loud noise bursts and may be exposed to toxic gases (fluorine).
  • Must be able to work in small, confined spaces.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(K), and FSAs.

We are committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of our workforce to create opportunities for our people and the business.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability