22 days ago - req23417

Controls Engineer

Research & development

Mechatronics

In a nutshell

Location

San Diego - CA, US

Team

Research & development

Experience

3-7 years

Degree

Master

Job Category

Mechatronics

Introduction

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

As a Controls Engineer at Cymer Light Source, you will be responsible for developing and improving critical controllers and other algorithms for the Deep Ultraviolet (DUV) lasers used in the manufacture of microchips, to enhance performance, increase reliability, and increase automation (lower cost). You will work on systems involving excimer lasers and their optical features (such as energy, wavelength, and spectral bandwidth), high-speed mechatronics, gas properties and handling, and ultra-precise signal timing. You will need to consider system modeling and physics, signal properties (noise, filtering, frequency content), actuator and sensor behaviors and limitations, nonlinear coupled and time-varying plant dynamics, and very large data sets. You will use a range of techniques and methodologies starting with classical and modern feedback control methods, and including advanced controls, signal processing, estimation, optimization, frequency-domain analysis, stochastics, data science, and clear logical thinking.

You will collaborate with systems engineers, software and firmware developers, electrical engineers, hardware designers, Marketing, and project management to develop concepts, perform engineering analysis and design, build and test prototypes, generate detailed requirements, and guide the final algorithms through implementation, into testing, and out to field production.

“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 Cymer Light Source team in San Diego operates in a fast-paced, innovative, and challenging environment to develop DUV lasers and support technologies to enable both current and future lithography generations. Our technological solutions deliver both new-to-industry products and important enhancements that improve performance and reliability and reduce costs. The projects are characterized by rapid productization to support an aggressive deployment plan for the DUV technology within ASML.The Algorithms Team is responsible for the development and engineering of the control loops and automation for the laser system.The DUV source is complex, dynamic, high-precision, and powerful; it demands the control engineers on the Algorithms Team to engage in the design and development of sophisticated feedback controllers, algorithms, signal processing, and data analysis.

  • Serve as a technical expert for one or more control subsystems or features, capable of independent decision making for critical technical issues.
  • Applies broad knowledge in sensors, actuators, control algorithms, automation, software, signal processing, and data analysis methods and tools to drive control system improvements to enable improved laser light properties and higher system availability.
  • Leads the development and integration of innovative control system solutions to enable stable, efficient, and reliable production of DUV light.
  • Leads the design and building of tools that allow debugging, analysis, and evaluation of control system performance.Leads the root cause analysis for control system failures in products for integration and fielded units during escalations.
  • Performs integration activities including troubleshooting the control system, designing and executing test plans and test automation, to ensure the algorithms functions as designed.
  • Documents work results with requirements, design specifications, procedures, and training materials.
  • Mentors junior engineers.

Education

  • Requires minimum Master’s degree in Engineering or Physics. PhD degree preferred.

Experience

  • At least three years relevant work related experience with minimum Master’s degree. Less years’ experience if PhD.
  • Good MATLAB skills and experience. Other languages acceptable C, C++, Java, Python, etc.
  • Experience and / or knowledge of linear systems, feedback control, discrete-time control, signal processing, filtering and estimation, system identification required.
  • Non-linear systems postgraduate courses and experience will be highly preferred.
  • Experience designing practical discrete-time feedback control systems of significant complexity.
  • Ability to design and analyze feedback control and estimation systems using classical, modern or nonlinear techniques and theories.
  • Ability to quickly process and analyze large data sets from variable sources, including data translation, statistical analysis, and effective reporting through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Specialization in control systems strongly preferred.
  • Some background in data science is a plus.
  • Understanding of embedded software systems desirable.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Has led a successfully completed project.
  • Ability to carry a product design from conception into production.
  • Project Engineering experience including leading small technical teams is a plus
  • Ability to cross functional boundaries to build relationships with all areas in the company, to understand and reconcile higher level company and customer needs.
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.

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.
  • 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 co-workers and customer.
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines

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.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • 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.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability


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