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Mechanical Engineering Internship: Setup a tolerance chain model

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Mechanical engineering


Are you a master or bachelor student with an educational background in Mechanical Engineering? Do you have experience with manufacturing methods and/or quality management processes? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background information

The group Sensors Mechanics is part of the cluster Mechanical Development and is responsible for the design of optical sensor systems, like interferometers and image sensors.

During the design of mechanical parts and assemblies tolerance models are setup in order to predict the capability of manufacturing and assembly processes. The tolerances are assigned to a part during the design process in a way that this models give a decent CpK/PpK-value and is usually done in Excel. However, these statistical models are rather specific in purpose and need to be adapted if the goal of investigation is going to be changed.

Your assignment

The task is to create a tolerance model for a particular sub-assembly, which is enabling designers to evaluate design changes of related parts and trace some legacy issues due to individual out-of-specification tolerances of some manufactured parts.
Therefore during the internship you will be expected to:

  • Setup a tolerance model;
  • Check the relevance of the capability parameters for this particular sub-assembly;
  • Reflect the consequences of the model should on the tolerance chain(s) when tolerances of parts are adapted;
  • Check the known legacy deviations with this model;
  • The model should be compliant to ASML templates and way of working.

Your profile

  • You are a master or bachelor student with an educational background in Mechanical Engineering;
  • You are looking to do your bachelor graduation project or gain work experience;
  • You are a solution oriented and communicative student;
  • You have knowledge of mechanical tolerances and tolerance chains above common study curriculum;
  • Basic knowledge of excel is a must;
  • Experience with manufacturing methods and/or quality management processes and statistic methods is a plus;
  • You are available to do a full-time internship with a minimum duration of 3 months.

Please note that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a school for the entire duration of the internship.

Other information

Change the world – one nanometer at a time
Become an intern at a Dutch company that’s a global industry leader. You’ll gain valuable experience in a highly innovative environment – one that sparks your imagination and creativity. In addition to a monthly internship allowance of maximum €500 (plus a possible housing or travel allowance), you’ll get practical guidance from experts in the field and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic team environment.

ASML: be part of progress
ASML is a high-tech company headquartered in the Netherlands. We manufacture the complex lithography machines that chipmakers use to produce integrated circuits, or computer chips. What we do is at the heart of all the electronic devices that keep us informed, entertained and connected. Every day, you use electronics that simply wouldn’t exist without our machines.

Behind ASML’s innovations are engineers who think ahead. The people who work at our company include some of the most creative minds in physics, electrical engineering, mathematics, chemistry, mechatronics, optics, mechanical engineering, and computer science and software engineering.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.

Students: getting ready for real-world R&D
We’re a global team of about 29,000 people of 120 different nationalities and counting. Headquartered in Europe’s top tech hub, the Brainport Eindhoven region in the Netherlands, our operations are spread across Europe, Asia and the US.

In such an environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country – or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is the opportunity to get to know not only the world of industrial-strength R&D, but yourself – you’ll discover just what excites you most. Will you design a part of the machine, or make sure it gets built to the tightest possible specifications? Will you write software that drives the system to its best performance, or work side-by-side with the engineers of our customers in a fab, optimizing a system to the requirements of the customer?

How will you be part of progress?