13 days ago - req29782

Equipment Engineer

Research & development

Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US


Research & development


0-2 years



Job Category

Other technical job categories


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.

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 applicants who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Job Mission

Equipment engineering leads new product introduction (NPI) to our customer service (CS) organization and provides the means and methods to operate, troubleshoot and maintain the ASML system. As equipment engineer you will be working in a cross-functional team to ensure a new product meets performance criteria such as serviceability, reliability and availability. You will develop and apply methods of measuring the performance of the product and provide feedback to the design team on improving the product. During new product introduction towards customer service you will provide support during first integration and on-site to validate the product and provide the required training to enable success at the customer site.

Job Description

  • Within equipment engineering for software integration you are responsible for:
  • Works with design staff concerning product software and controls design and reliable and efficient operation of controls system/diagnostic/GUI to decrease availability impact.
  • Participates in sub-system design reviews and evaluates the new product designs for serviceability, quality, and reliability.
  • Applies statistical methods to estimate future service requirements.
  • Coordinates service activities between Engineering and Customer Service.
  • Participates as a member of cross-functional project teams.
  • Maintains databases for reliability and availability.
  • Ensures proper diagnostic capability to point to issue root causes effectively.
  • Assists in conducting time and efficiency studies and develops improved processes based on findings.
  • Participates in Alpha testing in our factories to prepare for customer roll-out.
  • Coordinates and supports beta test software activities to flow through customer service.
  • Coordinates change and deviation activities to get properly introduced through the CS organization.Maintains track record.
  • Coordinates and supports escalations during NPI phase between CS and engineering.
  • Investigates and reports on root cause analysis and follows up with corrective actions.
  • Implements containment and corrective actions.
  • Prepares, analyzes and reports on defined metrics (test data, Dead On Arrival (DOA) data, availability data, etc…) at a defined interval.
  • Assists in evaluating and analyzing data acquired during test using programs such as MS Excel, MS Access, JMP, and Lab View


Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering discipline (mechanical, electrical, controls).


  • Advanced experience using one or more of the following software packages: Excel, MS Access, LabView, JMP, MS Project, Oracle DMR, and Agile.Labview, Visual Basic and Java programming knowledge are desired but not required.
  • Statistical/6-Sigma experience preferred.

Personal skills

  • Excellent verbal and writing skills;
  • Able to manage and communicate with stakeholders across different regions of the world;
  • Proficient presentation skills;
  • Proficient in MS office suite applications.

Other information


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.

  • 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 is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 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.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • 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.
  • Responsibilities include periodic travel to regional and overseas sites for product technical support and special support projects.
  • Work may include onsite technical support involving heavy lifting of equipment & modules.
  • Position will require technical work activity in a clean-room production environment and/or laboratory setting.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Occasionally may be exposed to loud noise bursts and may be exposed to toxic gases (fluorine).
  • Must be able to work in small, confined spaces.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability