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Senior Engineering Technician

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

Responsible for the hands on assembly, debug, and verification of electronics and electromechanical prototypes in support of engineering activities such as design, test, evaluation of existing and new products.Responsible for assembly, maintenance, operation, and upgrading all engineering equipment including but not limited to test programs, oscilloscopes, signal generators, analyzers, meters, solder assembly tools, specialized test apparatus, and laser systems.Performs operational test and fault isolation on systems and equipment.Works from schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, layouts or defined plans to perform fabrication, modifications, testing, checkout and trouble-shooting functions.

Role and responsibilities

  • Builds Opto-mechanical assemblies in strict accordance with procedures.
  • Uses standardized tools and electric equipment (i.e., torque wrenches, electric and pneumatic screwdrivers and ball drivers) to perform mechanical assembly, testing, repair, and troubleshooting of opto-mechanical assemblies.
  • Perform modules and parts replacement on laser systems.
  • Ensures procurement of parts to support operations and development.
  • Operates laser systems according to SOPs.
  • Operates precision wash machinery.
  • Prepares completed assemblies for shipment.
  • Collect and analyze data under descriptive instructions/guidance.
  • Recommend procedural improvements to management.
  • Follows control measures and processes to ensure the quality of modules produced.
  • Identifies and documents discrepant material.
  • Trains lower level technicians.
  • Works on change orders to support Engineers and Project Managers.
  • Analyzes equipment performance and schedule maintenance and calibration as required.
  • Documents and monitors safety or security violations critical to product quality or operations.
  • Sets up diagnostic equipment according to general instructions.
  • Uses specialized test equipment and programs and common test equipment to execute and control testing throughout the design/production process.
  • Occasionally works closely with engineers on qualification testing of new products. This includes developing test methodology, establishing test parameters and drafting procedures.May be required to independently develop test processes and protocol given the desired goal.
  • Collects and evaluates test data to ensure process control and product quality based on specific procedures and processes.
  • Troubleshoots and performs problem isolation on modules and sub-assembly components that are complex in nature.
  • Determines refurbish requirements with general instructions.
  • Uses sophisticated computer programs and diagnostic equipment to test laser performance according to general instructions.
  • Investigates the root-cause of issues and provides information to Engineers and Project Managers.
  • Works with management to enforce safety and security procedures.
  • Anticipates issues and provides potential solutions within specific area of knowledge.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to support Design and Engineering Group.

Education and experience

  • Requires an Associate’s Degree in a technical field or equivalent Trade School diploma.
  • Requires a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a related field.
  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Ability to use tools and equipment (e.g., oscilloscopes, voltage and current probes, multi-meters, chart recorders.
  • Must be able to use standard hand tools that includes, but is not limited to, torque wrenches, electric or pneumatic screwdrivers, and ball drivers.
  • Knowledge of MS office suite, computer systems, networking, and software.
  • Experience working with precision optical components desirable.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret work instructions, engineering specifications, and engineering sketches.
  • Proven abilities to troubleshoot and identify problems in complex systems.
  • Understanding of laser systems/optical theory is desired.
  • May require travel dependent on business needs.


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:

  • Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.
  • Capacity to work independently and set individual priorities.
  • Availability to work in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Capability to work in a team environment.
  • Flexibility to work overtime and off-shift hours to support company requirements.
  • Possesses excellent listening skills.

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 required to move around the campus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 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.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • 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.
  • Responsibilities include periodic travel to regional and overseas sites for product technical support and special support projects.
  • Work may include onsite technical support involving heavy lifting of equipment & modules.
  • Position will require technical work activity in a clean-room production environment and/or laboratory setting.
  • Occasionally may be exposed to loud noise bursts and may be exposed to toxic gases (fluorine).
  • Must be able to work in small, confined spaces.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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