Wafer Table Sub-function Architect

Research & development

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering



Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00235334-046

Introduction to the job

Are you energized by being the technical motor for the development of our wafer tables? And able to work with the different disciplines that come together in these products. Do you enjoy challenging and complex technical puzzles? If so, then we can offer you an attractive position as sub function architect for dry wafer tables in our group.A great opportunity for your professional and personal growth.

Role and responsibilities

As sub function architect for dry wafer tables you drive the development of dry wafer tables. You will be a key player in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment and responsible for development of a particular dry wafer table type within the larger dry wafer table portfolio.

Direct and perform analysis of customer requirements and analysis of performance of existing wafer table designs, drawing up specifications, initiating and conducting feasibility studies, design, and realization and integration. During all these steps you will be cooperating with multiple disciplines, customers and suppliers, and interacting with various stakeholders. The function is part of the WT IBP&S project, and will be supervised and supported by the IBP&S project architect.

The main responsibilities of a wafer table sub function architect consist of;

  • Requirements engineering: translate system requirements into wafer table requirements
  • Generate and verify solutions: generate and define solutions that realize the specified requirements on both performance and industrialization aspects.
  • You drive verification of the proposed solutions by testing and modelling.
    Interfacing with customers and suppliers: you closely interact with wafer table manufacturers and our customers to secure industrialization and performance.
  • Communication and stakeholder management: you present technical progress in a clear way to team and stakeholders. You drive consensus for technical decisions.
  • Risk management: You take care of pro-active risk management. You focus on mitigation of the most important risks and escalate to management when needed.
  • Issue solving: assist in analyzing and solving complex wafer table related issues in the DUV scanners at ASML and at our suppliers in a structured way

Education and experience

  • Master’s Degree, or PhD in an engineering or technical discipline (e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Physics, Electronics or Chemistry)
  • 5+ year experience as design engineer or analyst in an industrial environment with high tech products and complex production processes in multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Experience as technical architect is considered a plus


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:

  • Self-propelling: act pro-actively, take initiative and always act to the greater good of the product such that they serve our customer needs.
  • Solid technical background in one, or preferably more technical disciplines and excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent (English) communication skills in speech and writing for technical and managerial interaction
  • Strong social and communication skills to build lasting relations and lead technical teams
  • Drive for quality
  • Ability to balance all the requirements, including industrialization aspects, in the design and consider time and development costs to achieve these, as your second nature.

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

Within ASML the wafer table development group is responsible to develop and deliver qualified wafer tables which clamp the wafer onto the wafer stage of DUV scanners. Wafer tables are crucial to make lithography happen against the ever demanding specs on overlay, focus, imaging and throughput while ensuring high availability. The holder of this position works within multidisciplinary projects and reports to the Group lead Wafer Table Development NPI.

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