30+ days ago - req27706

Systems Prototype Engineer

Research & development

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In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US


Research & development


0-2 years



Job Category

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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

Proto Engineer is responsible to build in and test proto hardware and software (reticle stage & handler, wafer alignment sensor, wafer table, etc) on an fully functional Twinscan Prototype or Test Rig with minimum lead-time and maximum quality. Be expert on Top, bottom and mid module operations and troubleshooting to optimize uptime availability and minimize downtime.

Within ASML the sector Development & Engineering (D&E) is responsible for the specification and the design of ASML products. The department of Integration, Quality and Reliability Engineering is in part responsible for Integration of prototype building blocks and modules into test rigs to prove that they meet functional requirements and performance specifications. Proto Engineering is responsible for operating and maintaining test rigs used for design qualification, integration, reliability, and issue resolution. Also contribute towards an optimal design for the complete product and the creation of the product documentation necessary for pilot 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 candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Job Description

Keep the assigned test rig in perfect state by:

  • Following and ensuring test and operational procedures are followed.
  • Monitoring test rig performance within set parameters.
  • Keep test rig, hardware and software, configuration up to date.
  • Logging all activities in logbook.
  • Carry out and/or assist the integration, build in/build out, and troubleshoot activities on test rig.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and report issues in the module design to improve system performance.
  • Review and contribute to test plans to ensure efficient use of the test rig.
  • Provide technical support to D&E engineers, as a generalist.
  • Ensure efficient use of test rig, escalate in case of problems to group leader, project lead, or Proto Integrator.
  • Transfer machine status and issue list to next shift, pass down.
  • Train other proto engineers and technicians in test rig operation and troubleshoot.
  • Ensure safe working environment and work according 5S principles.
  • This vacancy is available on either 1st or 2nd shift with a work schedule of 5days per week including 2days on the weekend. At times will be more than an “8 hour” job, off hours support required at times.


Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience in:

  • Electronics
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Optics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Physics


  • In order to support the existing Test Rigs in Wilton, experience and knowledge on operating, and troubleshooting ASML Twinscan Top Module or Bottom Module preferred.
  • Wafer stage & Wafer handler, flow, temperature, vacuum control, immersion, dynamics, focus control, stage, and wafer align.
  • Reticle Stage and Reticle Handler.
  • Experience with ASML diagnostic tools (SDT,WSADT, trace viewer, PCS, Coach) a plus.
  • Relevant experience in a multi-disciplined work environment. Preferably knowledge of measurement systems and/or system functionality analysis.
  • Test experience in D&E environment, proto type systems a plus.
  • Working with complex systems.
  • A strong communicative personality with a pragmatic attitude.
  • Self-starter.
  • Goal oriented.
  • A real team player with a quality orientation.
  • Technical driven, troubleshooter.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language.
  • Proactive and independent.

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 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

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 16kgs.
  • 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