26 days ago - req31329

Supplier Quality Engineer (Mechanics)

Research & development

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering



Introduction to the job

ASML supports the semiconductor industry’s ongoing quest for producing faster, smarter and more energy efficient chips. ASML creates lithographic systems that the semiconductor industry needs to achieve these goals. This can only be accomplished with a strong cooperation with ASML’s suppliers.

Are you interested in and/or experienced in proactively managing your technical suppliers? Do you understand the product design of high tech machinery? Would you be the linking pin between our suppliers and our Development & Engineering (D&E) teams? Do you have ownership to make sure that our suppliers deliver the right quality and quantity on time? Would you like to further develop your result driven approach and your excellent stakeholder management skills?

Supplier Quality Engineer (Wafer clamp / Wafer table functions)

Role and responsibilities

Mission of the supplier quality engineer is to ensure excellent parts quality, optimal cost and an effective process flow that meets the logistical demands of our outsourced wafer clamping parts and assemblies.

SQE will be the central responsible to assure supplier quality during NPI for the wafer clamping department. You will assure early supplier involvement; starting in specification and concept phase of new developments up to release for volume.

The SQE is part of the D&E project team and has interfaces with project leaders, design engineers and architects but also with logistics, procurement and manufacturing-, customer- and quality support engineers.

You are the direct link for optimum engineering collaboration between ASML’s development teams and our supplier base. Using your in-depth technical knowledge, analytic thinking and excellent people skills, you’ll work closely with suppliers to build up a profound knowledge of their IP and technological capabilities. By feeding that knowledge back into our development programs, you’ll enable ASML to make the right sourcing decisions.

  • New product introduction (NPI) and supplier selection together with the Sourcing department.
  • Early supplier involvement with the suppliers to secure the best match of ASML and supplier technology expertise.
  • Ensure that manufacturability, costs and serviceability aspects are covered in the design phase. Including implementing of lessons learned.
  • SQA deliverables that secure parts quality from suppliers such as the Statement Of Work, TPD Acceptance by Supplier, (Proto) Evaluation reports, manufacturing flows, P-FMEA, Test Coverage Documents including SPC and Part Qualification Report.
  • Arrange and control supplier interface processes for Issue resolution, Judgement on root cause analysis, Qualification deviation, Configuration management etc.
  • Contribute to supplier development to improve operational excellence by driving execution of existing agreements and improvement actions.

Education and experience

  • Broad (preferably >5 years) experience in high-tech industry, and complex modules, with a focus on supplier quality management and a broad technical knowledge.
  • Higher Technical College (Bsc.) or Technical University (Msc.) graduate in mechanical, mechatronic engineering or physics.


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.
To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

  • Good interpersonal skills; social interaction, listening, discussion and communication skills.
  • The drive, energy and initiative to achieve continuous improvement
  • Ability to influence without power
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
  • Strong negotiation skills for interacting with other sectors and suppliers
  • Team player, still able to act independent
  • Result driven, planning and prioritizing

Diversity & Inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

Other information

Wafer tables and clamps are the mechanical interface between our machine and the wafers that we process. A high-tech ceramic product that needs to provide a nanometer accurate platform for a million plus wafer passes. The development and fabrication of this product, requires intensive and well-tuned cooperation with our partners.

We are looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer that takes a pivotal role as a linking pin between the ASML project development teams, ASML production and the related development and manufacturing teams at our suppliers, with a primary focus on Parts Quality.

Location: Veldhoven, Netherlands
Degree: Bachelor, Master
Experience: 3-7 yrs
Functional Area: D&E wafer clamping industrialization
Travel: 20%

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