Lead/Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Drive Laser

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-00235383-330

Introduction to the job

We offer you a position in a team that consists of skilled, motivated people that have a passion for technology. At ASML we push capabilities of our technology to the level that is considered to be impossible by external experts. We also have a huge drive to truly understand what’s physically happening on the nanometer scale that we are examining. Though we stay pragmatic as our customers need real solutions, not just theories.

Do you see yourself in this picture? Do you like to be challenged with complex problems and deliver solutions starting from scratch? Are you eager to contribute to the mechanical development of a state-of-the-art, high-tech lithography system? Excited to join a multi-disciplinary team in a dynamic and international environment?
Do you have a minimum of 7 Years experience as a mechanical designer, a bachelors or masters education and the ability to lead a team of mechanical designers ? If so, then it’s time to advance your career and become a part of progress, and join ASML in the role of Mechanical Lead Engineer.

Role and responsibilities

You specify, design and test mechanical Drive Laser constructions. Depending on the assignment, you also lead a small team of design engineers to meet technical specifications within costs and planning constraints.

As Lead Engineer, you guide a mechanical design (team) day by day, in alignment with stakeholders. You ensure that best design practices are employed, driving for excellent, robust mechanical design solution that meet the specifications. In case of deviations you resolve or ensure acceptance by the relevant stakeholders.

You take care that technical product documentation (TPD) is delivered that is up-to-date and of good quality. You team-up with project stakeholders and other disciplines to together realize the optimal overall solution for our customers.

You are responsible for the design of a mechanical (sub-)module in the Drive Laser area of the EUV system. You safeguard specifications regarding safety, reliability, stability, contamination, cost effectiveness, manufacturability and serviceability. You continuously improve the quality of the mechanical architecture and are working within a multidisciplinary project, possible steering one or more designers, working in a mechanical team.

  • Creation and validation of new concepts.
  • Translate performance specifications into design specification.
  • Prepare (technical) planning for modules and sub-modules.
  • Optimization of the design, with a team of designers.
  • Supplier contact for design and drawing reviews on manufacturability.
  • Definition and execution of final tests to verify the specifications.
  • Cooperation with module integration into the complex ASML systems.
  • Interfaces with Project Leader and Architects.
  • You have significant autonomy within own area of expertise, works independently, within practices and procedures. Issues are discussed with team/TL.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor or Master in Mechanical Engineering (or related study giving equivalent mechanical design expertise), preferably with a specialization in Precision engineering and/or opto mechanics.
  • At least 7 years of working experience as mechanical (lead) design engineer, preferably in a machine building or similar environment
  • NX experience is a pre, 3D CAD experience is a must.
  • Experience in mechanical design in a complex technical multi-disciplinary environment.


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:

  • Highly motivated team player with excellent social, coordination and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in an international multicultural setting.
  • Ability to excel in creative design and flawless execution of parts/(sub)modules.
  • Flexible and open mindset, anticipating on a challenging and dynamic environment.
  • Eager to drive own development.

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

You will be part of the MDEV Drive Laser team, working as part of the team managed bythe MDEV Product Owner who sets priorities for the whole team. The project leader / Solution Owner defines scope and timing of project milestones. Specification of requirements typically come from a mechanical architect or lead engineer. Communication with ASML supplier is very commonly part of the lead engineers’ role.

The lead engineer has autonomy within own area of expertise, works independently, within practices and procedures laid out by ASML.

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