26 days ago - req32765

Sr Quality Engineer - Supplier

Sourcing & Supply Chain

Logistics & supply chain management

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US


Sourcing & Supply Chain


3-7 years



Job Category

Logistics & supply chain management



Introduction to the job

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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.

Supplier Network Management (SNM), a department of Supply Chain Management (SCM), represents ASML’s logistics and quality interface to its supply base and is responsible for material availability for ASML’s factories. In today’s complex multi-tier supply chains, this is only possible by creating full transparency in the chains and flexibility at suppliers. SNM manages over 100 chains up to seven tiers deep, addressing potential bottlenecks and supply risks before they impact our customers. It must handle the increased complexity of ASML’s systems while reducing cost of ownership for customers. To do this, the SL supply chain and logistics engineers work with suppliers to continuously reduce cycle time for components, modules and assemblies, increasing supply chain flexibility and customer value. SNM also monitors suppliers’ quality, flexibility, cycle time reductions, move rate compliance and on-time delivery reliability, driving supplier development in all areas to ensure ASML’s supply keeps pace with technological developments and can adapt to changing market conditions.

As Quality Supplier Manager, you are responsible for the Quality Management and Operational performance of a selected number of key suppliers. You are member of a multidisciplinary team that strategically manages these suppliers.

Role and responsibilities

Main focus areas are driving suppliers to a zero defects mindset, enable accelerated learning, perform (business) process improvements optimization and develop the supply chain to a high maturity level.

In addition to being the quality interface between supplier and SNM, the QSM will work with suppliers and ASML stakeholders on finding structural solutions to material quality non-conformities, driving business process improvements and managing the feedback loop with ASML stakeholders.

The SCE is responsible for supplier’s performance and development to improve operational excellence and to meet the ever-increasing business demands, by assessing following key focus quality areas, as stated in the ASML Supplier Profile:

  • Quality Management System.
  • Operational Excellence.
  • Quality Control.
  • Complaint Handling.
  • Configuration and Change Management.

Within SCM SNM, as SCE/QSM you manage your suppliers’ performance on product quality according to specifications and on adherence to various quality agreements. You make sure that your supplier delivers and executes according to existing agreements and if required, you drive changes in the supplier quality management processes to ensure the quality of the product in the future. Using your knowledge in quality management, analytical thinking, professional network and excellent people skills, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Quality Assurance: Improve supplier quality performance by driving execution of existing quality agreements and improvement actions by your suppliers, as well as triggering internal actions for changes in product or process design to eliminate Material Notification (MN’s) and Deviation Notifications (DN’s).
  • Participate in supplier audits to identify gaps in supplier quality management system against ASML Supplier Profile requirements. You manage the supplier to define and execute Improvement Plans to structurally resolve open items and de-risk the supplier.
  • Coaching the supplier to use ASML designed systems (e.g. portals).
  • Coaching the supplier in processes, procedures, quality tools and techniques to increase supplier maturity level.
  • Validation and acceptance of product readiness (quality) to be released towards volume operations.
  • Ensure execution of supplier related issue resolution: MN’s, DN’s, AIR (ASML Issue Resolution).
  • Ensure that the definition and execution of Supplier Quality Roadmap is in line with ASML quality performance ambitions.
  • Leading quality escalations and organizing cross sector teams, including supplier, for solving disturbances in the factory and field, due to material quality.

Education and experience

  • Master’s degree in Engineering (electrical, mechanical, chemical, optical, industrial), or equivalent experience.
  • Green or Black Belt/Lean Six Sigma experience including tooling (e.g. SPC, FMEA, 8D).
  • Experience in managing supplier on quality performance, preferably in complex high-tech/low volume industry.
  • Experience in quality improvement & operational excellence in manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in participating in improvement projects across the supply chain.
  • Experience in auditing (ISO 9001:2015 or equivalent), quality tools.
  • Experience in complex work environment with multiple stakeholders.


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.
  • Customer Focus.
  • Decision Quality.
  • Ensures accountability.
  • Action-oriented.
  • Plans and aligns.
  • Drives results.
  • Collaborates.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Interpersonal savvy.
  • Manages complexity.
  • Persuades.
  • Manages ambiguity.

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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