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Sr Quality Engineer


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Wilton - CT, US




8+ years



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Introduction to the job

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.

Support Wilton Factory in Quality metric reporting and advancement of defect prevention and variability reduction initiatives SPC (Statistical Process Control), pFMEA (Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis), Lean 6 Sigma.

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.

Role and responsibilities

Part of Operational Excellence, WF Quality Operations, Quality and Prevention, team of Quality Engineers responsible for advancing prevention tools such as SPC and pFMEA.

  • Planning and execution of prevention activities (SPC, pFMEA).
  • Leads SPC projects teams consisting of Production Engineers, Manufacturing, D+E for implementation of statistical process control in various modules and manufacturing processes for variability reduction.
  • Provides statistical analysis for Critical to Quality process parameters.
  • Performs training of Production Engineers and Manufacturing Technicians/Group Leads on Basic statistical concepts, corrective action plans and details on use of the SPC Software.
  • Provides guidance to teams on appropriate software method for data collection into SPC database tool.
  • Coaches Production Engineers after project release to increase maturity level of SPC to user self sufficiency.
  • Performs more advanced statistical analysis such as hypothesis testing, correlation, design of experiments as required.
  • Can provide clear periodic quality management reporting to other sectors.
  • Coaches Lean 6 Sigma candidates for greenbelts and further develops community.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations on improving integration between other established quality defect prevention processes.
  • Plans and facilitates cross sector process failure mode and effect analysis sessions.
  • Advancing SPC as prevention with operations groups responsible for maintaining factory output.
  • Training/coaching of others that may not be experienced with use of statistical tools and structured problem solving.
  • Need to challenge groups when approach needs to be improved. Keep Quality focus.

Key Decisions:

  • SPC project options for desirable outcome.
  • Determination of team maturity level and readiness to take over periodic offline review sessions.
  • Proper statistical and other quality tool use to apply for a particular project.
  • Determining best options for data collection in a given process area.

Education and experience

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or Industrial Engineering or Applied Statistics required.
  • 5+ years relevant experience in hi tech manufacturing environment with a focus on quality engineering, planning, reporting, executing statistical process control and process FMEA.
  • Working in quality or manufacturing.
  • Previous team supervisory experience and a 6 Sigma Black Belt required.
  • ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer a plus.
  • Broad knowledge of Quality tools (SPC, Total Quality Management, FMEA, 8-D structured problem solving, Gauge Repeatability and Reproducibility etc.).
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite and Minitab.
  • SAP knowledge a plus.


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 to 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:

  • 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.

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

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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