30+ days ago - req18613

Motor Design Engineer

Research & development


In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category





ASML US 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 headquarters are in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Chandler Arizona, San Jose and San Diego California, Wilton Connecticut, and Hillsboro Oregon.

Job Mission

Linear Motor designer in the Reticle Positioning MTD group of Mechatronics and Measurement US with concentration in deriving requirements, conceiving and analyzing options, and driving module level decisions.Documenting system functionality and planning and performing test to verify performance.

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 Description

  • The Reticle Positioning Group, a division of ASML’s Mechatronics and Measurement Department, in Wilton CT is seeking an semi-experienced linear motor designer. This position will involve:
    • Ideation, modeling, analysis and design of advanced, custom, one-of-a-kind linear actuators to meet requirements for new products.
    • Predictions of extendibility of existing designs.
    • Participation in the manufacturing process development.
    • Root cause analysis of issues on older products.
  • Candidate should have direct experience in the conceptualization, architecture, analysis, numerical modeling and design of actuators (electro-magnetic force components, heat management components, power and cooling interfaces, etc) including most, if not all, of the following:
    • Strong understanding of the fundamental theory of electromagnetism and heat flow, ability to develop quick numerical models to prove concepts.
    • Analysis and design of permanent magnets assemblies, magnetic circuits, electro-magnetic cross-talk and leakage, magnetostriction.
    • 2D and 3D electro-magnetic modeling.
    • Actuator control (3 phase commutation, initialization).
    • Reluctance actuation.
    • High power density heat dissipation systems.
    • In-vacuum systems.
  • Candidate will interface and work with other motor design experts, even overseas, to exchange knowledge and seek peer review.
  • Candidate will work with designers from supporting engineering disciplines (mechanical, electrical, controls, and supply chain engineers) and interface with manufacturers in order to converge on an overall design solution optimized for performance, cost, reliability, manufacturability, and serviceability.
  • Ideal candidate will also have experience in the integration of actuators in a full mechatronic module with considerations for dynamics and control.


Minimum MS in engineering or equivalent experience.


  • BS plus 5 years' experience with an emphasis on actuator design and modeling.
  • Industry experience preferred but not required if otherwise qualified.
  • Candidate must have strong communicative skills with a commitment to achieving results on time.
  • Candidate must have a strong technical leadership and drive the development to a quality result.
  • Ability to interface with multidisciplinary groups and work effectively in a team. Willingness to take on responsibility, follow through and keep multiple simultaneous assignments on schedule.
  • Ability to quickly acquire technical knowledge from documentation and on-the-job training. Capability to thoroughly investigate technical issues (analytically and hands-on in a lab environment).
  • Comsol, FEMM, or other magnetic modeling software experience.

Personal skills

  • 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.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Strong customer focus and commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency and professionalism.
  • Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads and deadlines.
  • Result driven-demonstrate ownership and accountability.
  • Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements.
  • Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate open, clear, concise and professional communication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with manager, co-workers and customer.
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.

Other information

Role within Office


  • Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch. Occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 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.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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