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Root Cause Analysis Engineer

Research & development

Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Other technical job categories

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 Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA.

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

EUV source team in San Diego operates in a fast-paced, uniquely innovative and challenging environment to create new-to-industry solutions with rapid productization to The support an aggressive commercialization plan for the EUV technology within ASML. The Root Cause Analysis team is responsible for discovering the failure modes that occur during the design phase, the integration phase, and in the field. They then work with the design team to design and execute experiments to find the root cause of the failures and then work toward finding solutions to fix the problems. The complexity of EUV source puts exciting and challenging demands on the Root Cause Analysis Engineers who will be engaged in all phases of development, failure analysis and integration, all working under extremely challengingdynamic conditions to produce stable EUV light.

Role and responsibilities

  • Works closely with cross-functional groups to qualify materials, perform life time testing, and improve performance of EUV source components. Validates concepts through experiments.
  • Independently investigates scientific and technical problems and challenges; evaluates and recommends solutions.
  • Build and operate vacuum & thermal test setup for different project and modules.
  • Qualifies materials, components, and processes for different parts of the EUV source.
  • Applies advanced experimental and analytical skills to define requirements and devise solutions to technical performance matters.
  • Obtains and analyzes data using materials characterization techniques (such as mechanical testing, including tensile, compressive, torsional, creep, fatigue, toughness and hardness testing; SEM/EDS; TEM; etc).
  • Documents work results with system requirements, design specifications, procedures, and training materials.
  • Manages work performed by outside labs to perform analysis on Droplet Generators.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of clearly explaining technical issues and ideas to peers and management.

Education and experience

  • Requires minimum of a Masters with 3-5 years of relevant experience or a PhD with no experience in Physics, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, or related discipline with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.GPAs over 3.5 highly preferred.


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:

  • Requires experience with vacuum & thermal systems as well as designing, building, & troubleshooting test setups.
  • Requires a solid conceptual understanding and hands-on experience with a wide variety of modern materials characterization techniques (such as FTIR, UV-Vis, mechanical testing, tribology, SEM,EDS, TEM etc.).
  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems and solutions through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Experience with lifetime tes Requires experience with vacuum & thermal systems as well as designing, building, & troubleshooting test setups.
  • Requires a solid conceptual understanding and hands-on experience with a wide variety of modern materials characterization techniques (such as FTIR, UV-Vis, mechanical testing, tribology, SEM,EDS, TEM etc.).
  • Ability to tra ting of materials is a plus.
  • Experience with NX, Solidworks, ProE (3D CAD) system is plus.
  • Experience with data analysis software such as Excel, JMP, Minitab, Matlab etc. is desired.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with tin, liquid metal corrosion, and metal thin film deposition and etch is a plus.
  • Proficient in MS Office Applications specifically Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Can work effectively under deadlines and in a fast-paced environment.

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


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

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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