26 days ago - J-00244250-401

Senior Manufacturing Engineer, New Products


Optical engineering

Electrical engineering

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US




8+ years



Job Category

Optical engineering, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering



Introduction to the job

ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lithography systems that help enable Moore’s Law and the creation of increasingly powerful and capable electronic devices. Our San Diego-based light source division, Cymer, is renowned for developing both deep ultraviolet (DUV) lithography light sources and next generation extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources.We are a multinational company with over 70 locations in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

As the world’s leading semiconductor lithography machine (the machine that makes computer chips) manufacturer, ASML enables chip manufacturers to make cheaper, faster, chips, thereby enabling all the technology you use today. The machines we make require high speed, magnetically levitated stages with sub-nanometer accuracy, robotic mask delivery systems, mechatronic devices to shape and correct the laser illumination source, and optical modules that can detect sub-nanometer alignment errors and pattern distortions. Temperature controlled to milli-kelvins, particulate free, and operating in complete vacuum, the technical challenges are endless. Solving these requires expertise in servo controls, mechatronics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, embedded software engineering, optics, physics, manufacturing, industrialization, and more. If you like extreme challenges and want to help bring the next generation of technology to the world, then come join ASML.

If you have a passion for technology and innovation you’ll want to check us out. Be a part of ASML. Be a part of progress.

One Company, One Goal, Limitless Innovation. It's our people that make the difference.

Role and responsibilities


This position will work with Program Managers and Product Development Engineers to transfer electrical, mechanical, optical assemblies and systems into the production environment. This individual’s goal will be to lead the transition of new products from the engineering lab to the manufacturing floor while meeting aggressive timelines to complete deliverables defined by our PGP process. This individual must be a self-driven, team player, and have a high degree of discipline to process control, with the ability to multi-task with strong documentation and communication skills.

“This position requires 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 applicants who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.”

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and document manufacturing process (assembly and test) for new optical, mechanical and electrical assemblies (system and sub system level).
  • Leads efforts to complete NPI deliverables in a timely manner.
  • Incorporate DfX, 5S and lean manufacturing methodologies in new processes.
  • Responsible to effectively communicate and identify issues during engineering builds and implement or drive corrective actions to improve product yield and quality.
  • Diagnose and debug manufacturing issues found during development with corrective action implementation in a timely manner.
  • Identify capital equipment needed for manufacturing including cost and capacity assessments.
  • Develop process flow maps, pFMEA, and control plans. Take ownership in lowering high RPNs.
  • Assist in or train production personnel effectively.
  • Creates and oversees the execution of product, process, equipment and test qualification plans.
  • Prepares and presents results along with pass/fail recommendation.
  • Prepare and launch process related COs for new products. Actively work with cross functional teams (program managers, planners, buyers and document control) to implement the changes, within an aggressive time frame.
  • Coordinates and observes special and controlled builds to validate process effectiveness.
  • Develops initial MES forms and begins tracking and reporting key process indicators to ensure that modules/systems are capable of meeting design specifications and intent with adequate margin.
  • Provide support to Production and continuously make efforts to improve the current process for cost efficiency and time reduction within manufacturing.
  • Support multiple NPI projects to achieve department and company performance goals.Develops / refines business processes.
  • Facilitates completion of prototype and pilot production units to meet schedule requirements.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data acquired during test using programs such as MS Excel, MS Access, JMP, and Lab View.Makes recommendations for process or design modifications based on analysis.
  • Provides guidance to other team members.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • No direct supervision
  • May assemble and lead cross-functional teams


  • Internally recognized specialist on complex technical and/or business matters.Will champion significant projects, programs and business initiatives.Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.


  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variablefactors. Exercises independent judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise.


  • Generally free to determine work priorities based on PGP Process and general direction from managers and senior peers. Proactively identifies potential issues and brings potential solutions to managers. May provide a leadership role for the work group through advanced knowledge in his/her area of specialization.

Education and experience

  • BS or higher degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, Systems, Optical, Electrical, Mechanical or related Engineering field.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience with assembly and testing of electrical, mechanical and optical assemblies and systems
  • Advanced experience using one or more of the following software packages: Excel, MS Access, LabView, JMP, MS Project, Oracle DMR, and Agile.Labview, Visual Basic and Java programming knowledge are desired but not required.
  • Experienced in the use of photonics test equipment, both optical (power meters, spectrometers interferometers, etc.) and electrical (oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, etc)
  • Hands-on experience in electrical, mechanical, optical and systems assembly and test
  • Experience in product transition into a volume manufacturing environment.
  • Statistical/6-Sigma experience preferred.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.
  • In depth knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Lotus Notes.
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings per GD&T Y14.5.
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting optical and electrical engineering drawings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the company - Technicians to Management.
  • Must be comfortable with a rapidly changing work environment.
  • Familiarity of DOE (Design of Experiments) techniques.
  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities without jeopardizing project schedule.
  • Strong commitment to process control and quality.
  • Project Management Skills
  • NPI Experience
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Technical writing skills.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing procedures and process flow; experience and knowledge of 5S and lean manufacturing is a plus.
  • Understand BOM (Bill-Of-Material) structuring fundamentals and have the ability to create COs (Change Order) and TDNs (Temporary Deviation Notification).


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:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • The employee may be required to travel based on business needs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Occasional travel could be required.
  • Extended periods of time in a clean room environment should be expected.
  • May need to work in labs with equipment that emit high-pitched noise.
  • May spend extended periods of time at a computer workstation.

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


EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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