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Sr. Quality Project Lead

Research & development

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San Jose - CA, US


Research & development


3-7 years



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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

As a Quality Project Lead, you will take a pivotal role as a linking within Design & Engineering (D&E) team and between related sectors (including Customer, Marketing, Customer Service, Factory & Field, and the Supply Chain), with a primary focus on D&E design quality. Using your personal and project management skills, you will work closely together with the design engineers, internal & external stakeholders to secure excellence in design quality, embed continuous improvement structure and drive continuous improvement initiatives.

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

Identify and monitor quality risk in Product Generation Process delivery, and drive process improvement in helping D&E deliverables fulfill requirements for internal and external customer;
Facilitates and lead feedback loop process/competence/tooling as well as lessons learned in the various D&E departments/groups, and provide input towards department/function Quality Roadmap;
Analyze and help D&E to setup quality metrics, dashboard, and establish D&E department quality management process and reporting;
Develop and lead continuous improvement, Monitor, review and drive quality performance from incidents to structural improvement
Identify the gaps in current operational processes/tooling and define corrective actions/plan with internal and external stakeholders to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of the product generation process;
Analysis and drive the quality of input and output from key stakeholder in Engineering Change process.


Bachelor or Master degree in Electrical / Mechanical / Mechatronic Engineering or Applied Physics or any other technical oriented study with relevant experience in the field of (technical) Quality Management.


Minimum 3+ years of work experience in technically-driven international organization(s), preferably within a development environment.
Experience in process of continuous improvement within a complex international high-tech manufacturing and customer care environment.
Experience in one or more of the following fields: industrial engineering, process engineering, supplier quality management, quality management and product development of technically complex product.
Experienced in quality management methods and tools, e.g. value stream analysis, 5 Why’s analysis, Kaizen, brainstorming sessions, problem solving techniques, FMEA, 8D etc.
Knowledge of ASML processes and specifically in change management process is a plus.
Knowledge of ASML quality improvement projects experience is a plus.

Personal skills

Ability to manage relationships between various professional disciplines and organizational levels.
Stakeholder management and team leader skills, able to collaborate across all levels of the organization with an open attitude, able to influence without power.
Ability to manage change with the ability to overcome resistance and persist in achieving mission.
Strong communication skills, good listener, with the ability to present information verbally and in written format.
Self-propelling learning & (Quality) improvement mindset and change management.
Hands-on mentality to get the job done, a bias for action.
Drive for continuous improvement; making use of the lessons learned.
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.

Other information

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 (specify domestic and/or international) dependent on business needs – specify percentage of travel.
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.
This role may occasionally work in a cleanroom environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves for entire duration of shift.
While working in the cleanroom environment, the environment generally is moderate in temperature with moderate to high noise level.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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