21 days ago - req32723

Manufacturing Engineer - Contamination Control


Chemistry & materials science

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US




3-7 years



Job Category

Chemistry & materials science

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.

Wilton Manufacturing Engineering has a Manufacturing Engineering–Contamination Control opportunity available for chemical, mechanical, or industrial engineers with experience in cleanroom operations.

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

The main responsibilities of the Manufacturing Engineer are to develop the contamination control processes for the factory as a whole, industrialize the existing processes, and support execution within production.

Key tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Research, test, and implement best practices for cleanroom operations/clean way of working.
  • Align with larger factory organization, contamination control competency groups, and contamination control design engineers to implement best known methods globally.
  • Support contamination control escalations in production.

Typical day:

  • Manufacturing Engineer will split time approx. 30% on the floor (cleanroom), 40% in meetings, 30% performing independent work at desk. When on the floor, activities include: working with operations to review processes for improvement ideas, audit processes, and investigate production issues. Meetings include: design feedback meetings, process improvement roadmap meetings, alignment meetings with other factory and/or design representatives, and other ad-hoc tasks. Independent work at desk includes: developing work instructions & creating other master data for production, analyzing new designs for manufacturability, identifying and preparing process improvements, and other ad-hoc tasks.

Education and experience

Bachelors degree, or equivalent experience.

Technical Skills (required):

  • Experience in cleanroom operations.
  • Experience with root cause analysis, troubleshooting (Fishbone, 5-Why Analysis, DMAIC, FMEA, Eight Discipline/8D, Fault Tree Analysis).
  • Experience with contamination control and/or characterization (particulate and/or molecular contamination).

Technical Skills (preferred):

  • (Strong Preference) Experience designing and executing audits, including task closure tracking and action plan creation.
  • Experience with production automation (Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Robotics, Computer automation).
  • Experience with optical and/or chemical metrology equipment (SEM, FTIR, Gas Chromatography, Interferometry).
  • Experience with manufacturing engineering improvement principles (Lean, Six Sigma, Agile, motion study).
  • Hands on experience with mechanical systems, prior manufacturing environment experience, several machine-shop courses, Formula SAE experience, etc.
  • Experience with 3D CAD (NX Unigraphics) and 2D Drawings [Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)].
  • Experience with technical writing.
  • Experience with industrial engineering concepts (Cycle Time, Cost of goods/cost of materials, Just in Time Logistics).
  • Experience with systems engineering concepts (requirements management, requirements validation, Systems Engineering “V” Model).

Experience with Module Specific Technologies:

  • Vacuum Systems.
  • Particulate & Molecular Contamination management (Cleanroom protocols, medical device industry).
  • Optics & Optical Inspection/cleanliness.

Experience with Software Applications relevant to role:

  • Matlab, Python, Powershell.
  • ERP Software (SAP).
  • Statistical Analysis Software (Minitab).


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.
  • Task-oriented and self-directed, able to stick to timelines and deliver results.
  • Communication skills.
  • Comfortable working in a cleanroom/factory environment, needs to be willing to/looking forward to performing hands-on work.

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.
  • 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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