30+ days ago - req29906

Mechanical Design Engineer

Research & development

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering




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

You are a driven, hands-on Mechanical Design Engineer, proficient in NX solid modeling and Team Center, to help lead the detailed design of complex mechanical devices, primarily used in the vacuum coating industry. Key to this position is the knowledge and experience to design custom, often one off, complex structures involving precision gas flow, temperature control with high uniformity, and high positional tolerances.

Job Description

Leads the development of the Mechanical Design within the EUV source plasma chamber to enable the Tin Management function and assists with an assigned light source sub-system project through direct technical advice, schematics/design, approvals, and collaboration with Development Engineering team.

  • Contribute as Mechanical domain expert to apply a broad range of fundamental mechanical engineering knowledge including but not limited to thermal system design and manufacturing techniques.
  • Works closely with cross-functional groups to understand the current product issues and develop integrated solutions.Engages engineers, scientists,worldwide customer support , manufacturing, marketing and upper management to gain alignment and drive the implementation of the Tin Management function.
  • Assists in providing a broad mechanical engineering design background and performs mechanical engineering analysis (stress, fluids, vibrations, thermal), design for control and distribution of inert and hazardous gases, air and water handling for thermal management of equipment and enclosures, large enclosure design, electrical component packaging, mechanical structural mounts and fixtures, design for manufacturability in low volume products, and design for configuration management.
  • Assists in generating module or system concepts to meet product requirements.
  • Assists in performing detailed design and component layout for new or improved subsystems.
  • Performs tolerance analysis at system and subsystem level. Tolerance Stack up Analysis.
  • Perform analytical analysis for thermal and structural components and sub-modules.
  • Assists in a project plan including key deliverables, timeline, and budget.
  • Works with other Engineers and CAD Designers for prototype and pilot detailed design.
  • Supports driving full documentation of design including, BOM, drawings, and procedures.
  • Interacts closely with development engineers, scientists, suppliers, and QA to resolve quality issues.


  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Physics, or Material Science and a minimum of (4) years of relevant experience, a Master’s Degree in Mechanical, Physics, or Material Science and a minimum of (2) years of relevant experience; or a Ph.D. and a minimum of (0) years of relevant experience.


  • Requires knowledge/relevant experience in a wide range of thermal and stress analysis, knowledge of materials, fits and tolerances, design, manufacturing and testing of complex industrial devices and sub-assemblies.
  • Experience in designing, fabrication, and testing of mechanical, electro-mechanical and/or opto-mechanical modules, and related system interfaces for capital equipment tools.
  • Experience in product development and industrialization.
  • Previous experience with lasers and laser systems desired. Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.
  • Hands on experience in mechanical design and testing complex components and sub-assemblies.
  • Experience in solid modeling; NX and Team center desired.
  • Experience in Finite Element Analysis, NX-Nastran/Ansys desired.
  • Experience with phased new product development process from concept to full release.
  • Experience with Product Development tasks desired: bills of material, interfacing with vendors, procurement of material for prototyping, change management (ECNs/ECR/ECO).
  • Knowledge/experience in Vacuum Technology preferred.
  • Hands on experience and knowledge of machining and fabrication techniques highly desirable.
  • Applies knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
  • Previous experience with lasers and laser systems strongly desired.
  • Experience with vacuum deposition preferred.
  • Experience with custom vacuum process and debris control preferred.
  • Experience with product development desired.

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.
  • 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 co-workers and customer.
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.

Context of the position


  • 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 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.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level. The employee may occasionally work under manufacturing or laboratory environments, where the noise level is usually high.
  • 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.

Other information

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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