8 days ago - req17015

Sr. Competence Engineer

Customer support

Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US


Customer support


8+ years



Job Category

Other technical job categories


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

The Customer Support Organization is responsible for the installation, qualification, repair and maintenance of the ASML systems at customers’ site and is responsible for the necessary transfer of know-how to the customer. Local sited Customer Support branches perform these tasks for the customers within the specific region. This position will report directly to the Department manager for CS.

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

  • Understands complex modules at platform level, complex system at platform level or complex business drivers at system level; masters multiple competencies; is able to translate (internal) customer requirements into product capabilities and options regarding all competencies (imaging / overlay / productivity / metrology); suggests product improvements to prevent process errors from recurring.
  • Develops and maintains a network across several functional areas, to be able to drive solutions for structural problems within all competencies; deals with (internal) customers.
  • Within tight timelines and with scarce resources, figure out what needs to be done in specific, dynamic situations using own professional judgment and dealing with complex upgrades that take 1-2 weeks to implement at (internal) customer site; solve situations which are difficult, but have occurred before, minimizes impact on (internal) customer’s work in progress regarding a competency and adjacent options.
  • For complex upgrades that take 3-9 weeks to implement at (internal) customer site; needs to solve problems that have not occurred before, minimizes impact on (internal) customer’s work in progress regarding all lithographic production steps.
  • Works unsupervised with high-level checks with superior.
  • Identifies gaps and drives solution, ensures processes are adapted to prevent (work) process errors from recurring and identifies missing processes / procedures and develops them.
  • Assesses skill levels and grows new hires. Actively mentors and coaches team members with lower technical knowledge.
  • Perform analysis of structural issues of the systems at our customers.
  • Identify structural improvements to the design of ASML products and estimate their impact on CS operation.
  • Identify structural improvements to the Service Mix and implement them globally in CS.
  • Handshake and validate Service Mix that is supplied with new products and functionalities by Development &
  • Engineering while safeguarding the needs for Fab Teams to be able to execute maintenance independently of external support.
  • Transfer and maintain all relevant knowledge to the CS field engineers in the form of documentation, training and Knowledge Transfer.
  • Facilitate and maintain a global competency network. The sector Customer Support (CS) is responsible for the maintenance, repair and continuous improvement of ASML systems at customer locations and supporting the customers in the use of these systems in their production process.
  • CS Central enables effective support of the customer by providing technical knowledge and process support to the field offices. EUV engineering is part of New Product Introduction and Node Transition segment in the CS.


Bachelor or master’s degree in engineering, or equivalent experience.


  • Preferably 8+ years or more work experience in an engineering or customer support role.
  • Direct knowledge stepper/scanner related experience in the semi-conductor or related experience a plus.
  • Direct knowledge of EUV systems a plus.

Personal skills

  • Pro-active attitude and taking initiative.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Helicopter view.
  • Flexible but result driven.
  • Team player with excellent communication skills in a multicultural work environment.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in English.

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

Ability to travel up to 30% of the time.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability