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Technical Project Lead - Guaranteed sign on bonus and relocation

Research & development

Chemistry & materials science

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Chemistry & materials science


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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

ASML is seeking an experienced materials scientist, tribologist or manufacturing engineer with expertise in project management, materials characterization, data analysis and high tech manufacturing process optimization. This person will join the Advanced Development Center in Wilton, Connecticut - A Research and development team focused on proto-typing of next generation wafer/reticle clamping systems. This position is located in Wilton, CT.

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 primary job function is to project manage and coordinate a cross functional team on activities related to the development of new wafer table designs, processes and reconditioning, working with the team to continuously adapt and optimize the production and installation processes.

  • Provide leadership & direction to a team up to 15 engineers, physicists, material scientists, process engineers and tribologists to develop design proto-types, software and processes needed to create a manufacturable product – including new and rework, that meet the performance requirements over the lifetime of next generation wafer clamping systems.
  • Plan and prioritize team activities: create detailed plans, define deliverables for the engineers; Identify the critical path of the project; Balance scope, resource and timeline; execute on time delivery that meets the ASML product/roadmap needs; Ensures linkage of all project leads plans to the overall master plan.
  • Perform Key Decision and status roll up for the Project Leader and Architect.
  • Driving team execution according to the project schedule.
  • Delegating tasks to team members and control the work load, balancing business priorities with team capabilities.
  • Managing the team structure, setting up such that it matches the work breakdown structure.
  • Escalating issues in a structured way.
  • Interface between Development Engineering, Production Engineering, Customer Support, Logistics and procurement.
  • Review designs to ensure it is suitable for manufacturing environment.
  • Contribute to the rapid solution of complex problems and take the necessary initiative to identify and implement practical solutions.
  • Bring knowledge to bear on (new) product development projects, in order to foresee production problems in the design phase and to improve the manufacturability of the product and test designs.
  • Data analysis examining problematic trends in key process parameters, collaborating with engineers for root cause analysis and solution development.
  • With support from D&E engineers, create and design production tooling & qualification tests.
  • Review design documents, procedures and specifications.
  • Validate technical work instructions.
  • Evaluate and disposition failed parts, with proposed solutions for structural problems.
  • Review Failure Analysis Reports from suppliers and help validate the root cause of the failure.
  • Support creation of process flow charts.
  • Interface with internal and external customers regarding the build and test of assemblies and final products.


  • The candidate must have the capacity to lead cross functional engineers and technicians in executing activities related to complex development of optical/ceramic manufacturing and materials characterization; The candidate must exhibit complete ownership of the deliverables.

Problem Solving:

  • The candidate must have expertise at anticipating and solving complex problems in manufacturing ofwafer/reticle clamping systems; the candidate must have the ability to lead the development team in the use analytical processes (8Ds, fault trees, Ishikawa diagrams, etc…) to develop test plans to determine problem root cause.

Mentoring and coaching:

  • Dedicates time and effort to define “bandwidth” limits, selecting, developing, coaching and engaging.
  • Recognizes contribution of individual team members.
  • Is able to lead collaborative problem solving session with Design Engineers and Architects.
  • Coaches and manages the project leads from Engineering, research and operations team.

Communication and stakeholder management:

  • The candidate must have the capability to clearly communicate progress and status of ongoing activities to managers and to customers.
  • Defines goals, analyses, proposes, drives problem solving based on clear and timely updates, communicates when deliverables cannot be met and proactively asks for support.
  • Shows the flexibility to adapt to different styles.
  • The role requires onsite presence to further ensure teamwork and collaboration.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Material Science, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Tribology or related Engineering field with a minimum of 5 years of experience.
  • Masters degree preferred with minimum of 2 years of experience.


  • 2 or more years of experience in an engineering industry environment.
  • Experience in manufacturing of high precision opto-mechanical systems, tribology, vacuum based coatings, metrology equipment, material characterization and data analytics.
  • Project planning, organization experience required and leading a team preferred.
  • Working knowledge of MATLAB is a benefit.
  • Experience in the field of technical manufacturing engineering and quality methodologies such as statistical process control and FMEA is an advantage.
  • Be able to break down complex problems with limited data and drive to solutions – strong critical thinking capability.
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills and a commitment to achieving results while under time constraints.
  • Responsible, professional communication to senior management at ASML, customer service organization, and with our customers.
  • High energy, high ownership, high level of dedication.
  • Be willing to jump in on new issues, get to the bottom of the root causes and propose practical solutions.
  • Be competent in and/or have affinity with development of optical/ceramicmanufacturingmethods, surface science, materials characterization and SW data processing.
  • Be able to interface with multidisciplinary groups, work effectively in a team and be willing to take on responsibility, follow through and keep multiple simultaneous assignments on schedule.
  • Be able to quickly acquire technical knowledge from documentation and on-the-job training and be capable of thoroughly investigating technical issues (analytically and hands-on in a lab).
  • Planning and prioritization.
  • Broad technical and business interests.
  • Strong analytical mind and abstract thinker.
  • Self-starter with plenty of initiative.
  • Focused on quality and continuous improvement
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, collaboration and communication skills.
  • Ability to influence without authority.
  • 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.
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills.

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.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability