30+ days ago - req27828

Mechanical Designer Optical Column Conditioning

Research & development

Mechanical engineering


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Physics




In a world with an ever-increasing appetite for data, data storage and processing power, there is a strong drive to make computer chips better, faster and more energy efficient. This requires chip manufacturers to continuously shrink the size of individual devices on a chip in a pace predicted and dictated by Moore’s Law.

As a consequence, conditioning all the solid, liquid and gaseous bodies in the optical path in our scanner also becomes more demanding. We have to control temperature, geometry, flow dynamics and (particle) contamination levels within very narrow bands. Think millikelvin, nanometers, parts per trillion’s.

If we wouldn’t, the information carried by the light travelling to the wafer, could be distorted and contamination could build up on the lens surfaces, reducing the performance of the lithographic system.

Job Mission

AsOptical Column Conditioning Designer you deliver the mechanical designs to realize the function. These can be purging solutions or solutions to maintain the water bath between the projection lens and the moving wafer stage.

Job Description

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary project team of analysts, designers, integrators, architects and simulation experts. One of the key elements of this function is manufacturability, together with the supplier you will discussthe concepts and propose improvements to realize the function. You design proto hardware as well as volume-worthy designs, complying with strict specifications on reliability, cost of goods and serviceability. Based on the functional requirements, you draft and align the design specification. You help to add your designs to the bill of material of ASML’s scanners and take ownership of the entire change process from conception to industrialization, including documentation & Configuration Management.


At least MSc. in physics or mechanical engineering


  • At least 2 years of experience designing flow-related hardware, preferably related to Semiconductor industry
  • Experience with Siemens Teamcenter & NX.

Personal skills

  • Robust personality
  • Strong pragmatic attitude
  • Out-of-the-box thinker
  • Team player, responsible and reliable
  • Convincing
  • Speaks up
  • Able to convey a vision
  • Flexible and committed.

Context of the position

ASML is organized in 3 business lines: Deep UV (DUV), Extreme UV (EUV) and Applications (Apps). The Optical Column Condition (OCC) Team is part of the Optical Column Department in the DUV business line. The DUV business line is responsible for the development of new DUV Dry- and DUV Immersion products and for support and improvement of a huge installed base of DUV products.
OCC projects are responsible for the development of new HW and SW designs, industrialization and successful integration of these designs in the lithographic system and our projects provide support for issue resolution in field and factory. To do this successfully requires close interaction with other DUV development teams (e.g. wafer table, servo, system dynamics, thermal, infrastructure, software, levelling, projection, focus and defectivity, etc..) and sectors such as Customer Support, Manufacturing, Marketing, System Engineering.

Other information

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.

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