Mechanical Designer for Next Generation Positioning Stages

Research & development


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Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



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Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00242883-647

Introduction to the job

Do you get energy from working in a creative team with an innovative spirit? Do you like to collaborate and realize a new machine module together? Do you have a technical background in mechanical design and want to learn more about lithography machine building? Then this might be the right opportunity for you.

Role and responsibilities

Research department is looking for a mechanical designer to work on the next generation modules for our EUV scanner platform. Together with a multi-disciplinary team you will work on the designing, analyzing, and testing new innovative solutions for the next-generation ASML machines. You will be closely engaging with colleagues in the Development and Engineering department to ensure your solution directions are conceptually feasible to implement in ASML’s products. A mindset of creative problem solving and seeking interaction with others is therefore highly encouraged.

Education and experience


Technical University Master or PhD in MechanicalEngineering

Essential experience

  • 3 years or more of experience in the machine buildingindustry (preferably semiconductor related)
  • Experience with CAD in Siemens NX
  • Experience with Finite Element modeling and analysis(FEA)

Nice-to-have experience

  • Experience with designing a new machine (module)
  • Affinity with positioning stages.


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:

  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a diverse environment
  • An intrinsic motivation to be learning, self-educating, seeking to understand new problems and technology outside your own specialism
  • Adaptable towards changing circumstances and progressing (technical) insights
  • Creative and rigorous approach towards solving problems
  • Good communicational and reporting skills, and good proficiencyEnglish.

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

This position is within the Research department of ASML. At research, we aim to identify and fill the technological gaps within ASML, extending roadmaps of the lithography and metrology market. We work in small, diverse, and multidisciplinary teams of approximately 5 to 15 persons and deliver a proof of concepts or fundamental understanding that can be valorized and transferred within the company. We intensively work together with external research institutes and universities. ASML Research offers an informal innovative work atmosphere, opportunities for personal development, and a promising position to move to other ASML departments in the long run.

Your typical project work consists of developing and analyzing technical innovations to create a new machine module. You will interact closely with your team to share your work and together steer all ongoing developments, aiming to demonstrate technical feasibility. You will also collaborate with experts outside our department seeking to understand problems, context, earlier ideas, and refine your own.

At the research department it is highly encouraged to spend time on activities outside your project, contributing to either technical or interpersonal subjects.

This position may require access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. §730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

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