30+ days ago - req23694

Mechatronics module owner

Research & development


In a nutshell


San Jose - CA, 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

The mechatronics team owns the functions Wafer Positioning, Wafer Handling, System Dynamics and Magnetic Shielding. It is the Mechatronics teams’ purpose to exchange and position wafers fast, accurately and reliably with respect to the SEM and alignment optics. Our vision is that we provide a full functional wafer flow to enable the advancement of e-beam systems. It is our mission to design, integrate and sustain wafer flow functionality and modules for all e-beam systems, together with our D&E partners M-Infra, E-Infra, Mach-Cond and the System Function architects.
As mechatronics sub-function owner, you will translate function requirements into quantifiable and measurable module specifications and bring the design to a fully operational function or module. You will do this from the required wide multi-disciplinary scope, putting your affinity with mechanics, electronics, software and firmware at your disposal.

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

We are looking for a Wafer Positioning function and modules owner. In that role you are responsible for:
the wafer stage which accurately positions the wafer with respect to optical elements for inspection and alignment
the wafer stage automated service mechanism
Proposing improvements e.g. timing, sequences, reliability, accuracy, etc.
specification, development, integration and qualification of mechatronic solutions
deep-dive, when required, into the physical challenges of the modules (dynamics, strength, protection, control, electro-magnetics, tolerances, thermo-mechanics, etc.) and sharpening or relaxing the performance requirements of the function and/or modules
balancing of effort and cost against the available resources, budget and timing
acting as the bridge between mono-disciplinary teams to make the Wafer Positioning functional


Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Robotics or Aerospace Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of relevant work experience


2+ years of development experience in an industrial product development environment
experience with MATLAB
working experience in the semiconductor industry is strongly appreciated and enables a flying start

Personal skills

communicator, team player
self-starter, result oriented, pragmatic
problem solver, taking ownership and showing responsibility
critical and not afraid to speak up in a respectful manner
fluent in English in speech and in writing

Other information

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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