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Technical Author

Research & development

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Delft, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

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Introduction to the job

ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lithography systems. Our Delft-based location is focused on the development of Electron Optical systems to support the growth of ASML technologies in a broad application area.
We seek to serve our customers with state-of-the-art inspection equipment that is affordable and reliable through control over manufacturability and serviceability. With your knowledge and experience you will participate in our innovate roadmap to deliver successful products of high quality.
Technical authors are responsible for creating instructions to help users understand complicated technical information easily. The material they write is typically designed to guide and assist users to install/adjust/calibrate/replace an ASML specific piece of technology, a particular gadget or to understand a specific subject.
Technical authors need enough knowledge to understand their subject thoroughly, but do not necessarily need to be technical subject matter experts. A good Technical author must always keep in mind the perspective of their readers.

Role and responsibilities

- As a Technical Author, you'll assess the audience and the nature of the documentation.
- You will need to understand the technology and applications for which the documentation is being prepared.
- You’ll create instructions to assemble, replace or use a highly complicated piece of machinery. You will gather the information required to present these instructions in a way that can be easily understood by the Field Service Engineer or Factory engineer.
- You’ll test and review the written material with users.

Education and experience

Bachelor’s degree in science, language, engineering, technology.
- Practical writing experience such as with user guides or user manuals
- Fluency in written English with experience in S.T.E. (Simplified Technical English).
- Experience in science or technology is an plus.
- Experience with Content Management System.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint is a must and prior experience with xml editors (Arbortext, Oxygen) is definitely a plus.
- Experience with illustration editor software (ex. Siemens Teamcenter Visualization, Photoshop).


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:

- Strong customer focus and commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency and professionalism.
- Eye for detail and high degree of accuracy.
- Result driven
- Able to identify bottlenecks and drive improvements.
- A team player with excellent social skills and a pragmatic attitude.
- Affinity with Agile work methods
- Good communication skills and knowledge of English language.

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

Context of the position
ASML’s Development & Engineering (D&E) sector is responsible for the specification, design and realization of all products in the ASML portfolio and has a department in Delft.
Within the D&E sector, our department is responsible for functions, modules, technical competences and qualification tools for inspection equipment, in particular multi-beam electron microscopes.

Other information
Please submit your resume and cover letter when applying for this position.

*This position requires access to U.S. controlled technology, as defined in the United States Export Administration Regulations. Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such U.S. controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may

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