12 days ago - req20264

Co-op, Optical Engineering Research (Spring Semester 2021/Summer 2021)

Research & development

Optical engineering

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US


Research & development


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Optical engineering


ASML US, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, bring 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, 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

Spring Semester 2021/Summer 2021 Student Co-op assignment for Optical Engineering Students.

This position may require 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 the Company to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Job Description

The main responsibility of the student is to collaborate with Research Engineers in the completion of the integration and test of a novel optical system.The work will include setting up a test environment capable of qualifying subassemblies of the system as well as optical and mechatronic modules and ultimately the entire system.The student will work in a team to generate ideas, select strategies and then to implement those chosen ideas.The work will be dynamic due to the novel nature of the project. The work will require a good knowledge of optics, physics and/or systems engineering to be able to understand and contribute to the project.The work will include documentation of the test plans and test results.There will also be the opportunity to script in Labview and Matlab to automate data collection.The CoOp student will be working with senior Researchers and Engineers during this semester with frequent check-ins using Microsoft Teams.


Currently enrolled in a Master's degree in Optical Engineering/Optics/Physics or equivalent.

Personal skills

The candidate needs to be self-motivated and to work independently on specific tasks. The candidate must work well in a dynamic environment and be a good team player.There is a need for strong commitment to collaborate while still challenging the team if need be. The candidate must have good communication skills, especially in the area of idea presentation and technical writing.

  • 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

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, as well as operate remote login devices to support on-line collaboration.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • May require travel to the campus in Wilton dependent on company needs and regulations in place.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include reading computer screens for extended periods of time.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment on site 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.

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