Graduate Class of International System Install Engineers


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Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands



Work Experience

0-2 years

Job Category

Other technical job categories, Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering



Job ID: req24344


Do you like to travel internationally and work at the frontiers of technology? And do you want to work on hands-on challenges in a very demanding international environment? Join ASML and become part of group of young international System Install Engineers. In this role you build the machine from scratch as a very advanced LEGO sculpture at the customer site abroad, within specifications, on time, with quality exceeding the customers’ expectations.

Job Mission

ASML leads the worldwide development, production and sales of with our state-of-the-art lithography systems in the semiconductor industry. In short, we make the machines that make computer chips, or integrated circuits. We build some of the most amazing, complex machines that you will ever see – and the software to run them – to develop smaller, faster and still more affordable chips. It is because of our machines that the world’s technology has steadily evolved.

It’s one thing to design a product – it’s another to build and mass produce it. Our factories are located all over the world, with our main TWINSCAN DUV (deep ultraviolet) and EUV (extreme ultra violet) factories in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. Our Manufacturing and Planning (M&P) department assembles, builds and delivers all our systems from the prototype stage onwards. When the machine is finished in Veldhoven, they are shipped to the customer where the System Install team starts. In the role of System Install Engineer you support the installation of completed systems at customer sites.

Please be advised; when applying for this position we would appreciate your commitment to remain with the install department for at least 3 years.

Job Description

As a System Install Engineer you will be working at the frontiers of technology. What does this mean? Working with accelerations greater than a fighter jet and machines that image billions of sub-microscopic structures, every few seconds. Not only the development of the machine is very important when it comes to the machines of ASML, maybe just as important is getting it safe and well at the customers and making it work.

This graduate class of system install engineers will travel internationally for about 150 days per year. Within the System Install department there are different specializations that you could be hired for (please note that there is no job rotation):

The mechanical install engineers: this team is onsite with the customer when the de-assembled machine arrives. Within approximately 3 weeks the machine will be fully assembled. Having hands-on skills are highly preferred when it comes to these engineers. The machine will be moved in, unpacked, unlocked and all modules mechanically installed, like the cabling, water, gas and vacuum parts. The system will be switched on and checked if water, gas and electrical works properly. Also the team diagnoses faults and solves system failures.

The system install engineers: will begin the integration and qualification process. Their main focus is to calibrate and test the system, including the system acceptance test, fault diagnoses and solving system failures. This position requires a combination of analytical skills (computer testing) and hands-on skills (fixing the problem after being detected). When all tests prove the agreed performance, the install is done and the customer support team will take over for further maintenance of the machine at the customer.

Summarized: a System Install engineer could have the following tasks, depending on what type of engineer you become:
Mechanical installation, adjustment, commissioning of a complete machine;
Perform complex adjustments, perform upgrades, diagnose and solve problems with limited support;
Answer customer questions and assist customers in a professional manner;
Transfer knowledge to local install teams and first/ second line engineers;
Perform administrative duties including service orders, issue resolution tools, handovers, progress reporting, etc.;
Prepare written technical reports if required to do so;
Contribute in structural improvements for the System Install Engineering (SIE) department.

Know that you are an ambassador for ASML at all times (during and outside of work). The team lead will consequently travel towards the different customer sites where Installs take place.
When not working abroad, the engineer is expected to assist Factory operations with the assembly integration, qualification and prepack (=de-assembly + preparing for shipment) in Veldhoven fab.


You have a Bachelor (hbo or university) or Master degree in a technical related study. Preferably (but not exclusively) in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electronics, Physics, Mechatronics.


Given the complexity of the ASML machines, we are looking for people who both have hands-on and theoretical engineering experience (e.g. student projects, hobby, internship). Additionally, you will enjoy extensive engineering training during your first year as system install engineer.

Your experience:

  • Hands-on experience in a technical environment, preferably related to mechanical engineering
  • Affinity with assembling and troubleshooting
  • Experience with or ability to work in an international organization (English spoken) and working with people of different cultures
  • Dealing with customers and escalation management combined with progress reporting
  • Working in cross sectional teams and being a real team player.

Personal skills

In order to succeed in this role it is important that you have:

  • An interest in technology
  • Good English communication skills with a focus on understanding, supporting, and influencing others
  • The will to be a committed team player with respect for other cultures
  • Focus on safety, but with a ‘first time right’ mentality
  • A passion for hands-on engineering challenges
  • The ability to understand details without losing track of the bigger picture (helicopter view)
  • Stress resistance and the ability to remain structured in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent skills in stakeholder management
  • Self-steering and self-learning skills.

Context of the position

What will working in shifts look like?
In this challenging position you will be expected to work with a team within the cleanroom at customer sites. You work for at least 50% abroad (mainly in Asia or USA). You will work in shifts of 12 hours, 3 days in a row and after that you’ll have 3 days off. Then the cycle repeats itself. Because you will be working at customer sites, you will highly depend on your team members. As you are away from home for long periods of time, your team members practically become your family. The will to be part of the team and being a team player will be useful during your days off as well.

Selection process
1. After we received your resume and motivation letter, we will inform you within 10 working days if your resume has been selected for the first round of the selection process;
2. The first round consists of an online pre-recorded interview. The candidates that match our selection criteria will be invited to answer a few pre-set questions via HireVue;
3. After your video interview, you will be contacted by the recruiter within 10 working days. Afterwards you are potentially invited for an interview with the Hiring Manger;
4. You will be informed within a few working days after the interview with the Hiring Manager if you will receive a job offer. The starting date is flexible, but preferably no later than 2 months after accepting the job offer;
NOTE: Please let us know in your CV if you have a valid driver’s license.

Other information

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 require ASML to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.
ASML creates the conditions that enable you to realize your full potential. We provide state-of-the-art facilities, opportunities to develop your talents, international career opportunities, a stimulating and inspiring environment, and most of all, the commitment of a company that recognizes and rewards outstanding performance.

More information on what ASML does, and stands for - can be found via our Website and YouTube channel.
We only consider candidates who have uploaded an updated version of their CV and a cover letter stating their motivation to apply for this specific role at ASML.

Diversity and Inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

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