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Optics Project Manager - Guaranteed sign on bonus and relocation


Optical engineering

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US




3-7 years



Job Category

Optical engineering


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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

The WF Optics Project Manager will lead the industrialization and operational excellence of optics in the Wilton Factory. The candidate will be responsible for achieving targets related to output, cycle time, and labor hours while influencing behaviors/decisions at several levels of the organization. The candidate will evaluate products for Make/Buy decisions, taking into account the manufacturing competencies for a competitive advantage for ASML in technology, cost or time to market. The candidate will interact with various production and design engineering teams, as well as senior management at the Wilton, CT and Veldhoven, NL sites.

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

The WF Optics Project Manager will:

  • Manage key metrics, such as:cycle time, labor hours, on-time delivery. Drive development and closure of continuous improvement actions.
  • Develop and/or improve manufacturing readiness plans based on changing move rate requirements.
  • Provide data-driven analysis to contribute to strategic long-term planning and ASML’s production roadmap.
  • Summarize budgetary requirements for capital equipment and engineering/technician headcount.
  • Clearly update senior management on changes in the project’s triple constraint (time, resources, scope).
  • Provide routine, formal risk analyses and help requests, as necessary, to ensure timely delivery of quality products.
  • Function as recognized business partner to WF Assy team, helping to facilitate flow of information and roll-out of new initiatives, as necessary.


Bachelor of Science in technical field, or equivalent experience.


  • Certifications are a bonus (PMP, Lean, etc).
  • 5-7 years work experience in a high-tech, production environment.
  • 2-4yrs project management experience.
  • Has interfaced with internal/external customers at technical/task management level.
  • History of completing individual and team-oriented tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Intermediate-to-advanced computer skills, including Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, Project, and Sharepoint.
  • Proven ability to learn and navigate customized software, including ERP systems and informational databases.
  • Willingness to engage in hands-on research to understand manufacturing processes/dependencies and assess/balance risks.
  • Ability to interact and influence at various organizational levels to achieve short and long-term goals.
  • Strong sense of ownership and personal accountability.
  • Adaptability to changing processes and plans in a high-pressure, dynamic work environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze data, identify critical content, and drive discussion/action with various stakeholders.

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 20 pounds.
  • 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.

Role within the Factory


  • Must be willing to work in a clean room environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves for entire duration of shift.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature with moderate to high noise level.
  • Must be willing to work a compressed work week schedule – twelve-hour long shift and rotating from three to four days a week.
  • This must include references to day and night shifts for accommodation purposes.

Additional responsibilities for Wilton Factory:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee is required to work in a cleanroom environment: full gowning (full body coveralls, hood, CR safety shoes, face mask, nitrile gloves and safety glasses. Working under ISO 9000/14000 standards).
  • Operating/working around overhead cranes, fork trucks and motorized pallet movers.
  • Working around lasers; working with ladders; working on platforms; and working around chemicals.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • May require travel dependent on company needs.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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