14 days ago - req44149

Supplier quality engineer

Research & development

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering



Introduction to the job

We are looking for supplier quality engineers (SQE) within the R&D department at ASML!
Are you a quality enthusiast who can focus well on reducing supplier manufacturing risk starting in the early project phases of a new product introduction? Do you enjoy cooperating with suppliers and engineers from the beginning? Do you have the technical knowledge to keep improving supply chain processes? Then this position is the right fit for you! We have several opportunities for you as supplier quality engineer (SQE) within our Mechanical Development or Machine Conditioning department.

Watch the video below to learn more about ASML and the advanced systems we produce:

Role and responsibilities

As supplier quality engineer (SQE) you'll take over the pivotal role of linking project development and production teams (at ASML) with the related development and manufacturing teams (at our suppliers).
You will be involved at the very start of the design and development process – because we need to know months in advance that the performance parts/modules we seek meet quality criteria and are technically feasible.
As supplier quality engineer (SQE) you will achieve this certainty not only by aiming at the highest engineering standards from world-leading suppliers, but also by understanding the technical limitations, and where necessary you will drive co-design initiatives and encourage engineers on both sides to seek alternative solutions.

As supplier quality engineer (SQE) you'll:

  • Contribute to the design phase during the New Product Introduction (NPI) process, give feedback on supply-chain related design choices, and ensure supplier selection and involvement
  • Ensure that manufacturability, costs, and serviceability aspects are covered in the design phase, including best practices
  • Arrange and control supplier interface processes for the resolution of issues, evaluation of root cause analysis, qualification deviation, configuration management
  • Contribute to supplier development to improve operational excellence by driving the execution of existing agreements and improvement actions
  • Take responsibility for all supplier-related documentation during the development process
  • Supply quality assurance (SQA) deliverables that secure parts quality from suppliers such as the Statement of Work, TPD Acceptance by Supplier, (Proto) Evaluation reports, manufacturing flows, P-FMEA, Test Coverage Documents including SPC and Part Qualification Report
  • Arrange and control supplier interface processes for the resolution of issues, evaluation of root cause analysis, qualification deviation, configuration management
  • Combine technical knowledge and supplier management
  • Identify and solve structural problems in depth by using quality systems

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s or master's degree in mechanics, mechatronics, material science engineering, industrial engineering, electrical engineering, or physics
  • A minimum of two years of experience in a high-tech environment/ supplier quality engineering at organizations:
  • Junior SQE: at least two years of working experience
  • Medior SQE: four to seven years of working experience
  • Senior SQE: seven to ten years of working experience
  • Trained and experienced with quality systems such as CQE/CQA or Six Sigma Green/Black Belt


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:

  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
  • Team player, but also the ability to work independently
  • Result driven, able to plan and prioritize
  • Driven to work in a challenging and dynamic environment
  • The drive, energy, and initiative to achieve continuous improvement
  • Negotiation skills for interacting with internal stakeholders and suppliers

Our departments

Mechanical Development: The cluster Mechanical Development (MDEV) is designing, building and testing mechanical systems and sub-systems which are fitted into the end products
Machine Conditioning: The cluster MC Source & Apps is charged with specifying, analyzing, designing and testing Fluid and Thermal sub-systems and control solutions

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

In this position, you’ll need to access US-controlled technology, as defined in the United States Export Administration Regulations. If you apply, you must be legally authorized to access such US-controlled technology before the job starts.

Please note that this is a recurrent role which means that we open several similar vacancies throughout the year. It may be that at the time of your application we do not have a role open but, if you have a suitable profile, we will still have interviews to make sure that as soon as the position opens you can be considered.

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