Inventory Re-Use Engineer

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US

Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00247151-707

Introduction to the job

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ASML US brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our headquarters are in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Chandler, Arizona, San Jose and San Diego, California, Wilton, Connecticut, and Hillsboro, Oregon.

The Wilton Factory Re-use Program is responsible for the re-use of parts, tools & packaging materials in order to recycle and repurpose field returns, eliminate waste, reduce costs and accelerate learning. The As New Program is responsible for executing reconditioning activities according to plan and learning from the reconditioned parts and enable the feedback loop to new designs. The As New Program will build the competencies and knowledge on configuration management of field returns, rework process definition, as well as dismount and reconditioning execution. The focus will also be on expanding the program through identifying additional opportunities to salvage, repurpose or reclaim additional materials.

In this dynamic position, you will facilitate the execution of the As New Program on reviewing defect, excess and obsolete inventory for potential use. This position will be a key link between the As New Program, D&E, manufacturing, production planning, warehouse logistics and the global X-sector re-use organization. You will be engaged in development of engineering processes to review complex assemblies, subassemblies and piece parts for potential reuse. This position will focus on evaluating existing inventory using engineering drawings, configuration management and physical inspection. You will work with logistics and production planning to determine where the company can use these parts, either in their current configuration, or recommend upgrade/repair to a usable configuration. This position will be located in Newtown, Connecticut.

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 candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Role and responsibilities

As a Reuse Production engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Evaluation of inefficient inventory for WF (scope greater than 50M Euro).
  • Prioritize and evaluate reuse potential of inventory.
  • Evaluate technical drawings to recommend use-as-is, repair, upgrade, dismantle.
  • Configuration management of returned and outgoing product.
  • Execution support including identifying work packages/work instructions for tear down activities.
  • Hands on evaluation and potential to repair non-conforming product.
  • Inspection and disposition of non-reusable materials.
  • Document items reviewed and quantify savings enabled using standard IT functionalities.
  • Drive expansion of the program.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechatronics, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Complimented entry level to 8 years experience will be considered.
  • Knowledge of 2 or more competences within PE/PI or TS (EDEV, MDEV, Machine Conditioning, Optics).
  • Extensive network within Manufacturing and D&E.


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:

  • 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.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Strong customer focus and commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency and professionalism.
  • Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads and deadlines.
  • Result driven-demonstrate ownership and accountability.
  • Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements.
  • Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate open, clear, concise and professional communication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with manager, co-workers and customer.
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.
  • Passion for recycling and re-use on a global scale.
  • Process minded with the ability to work within complex, and at times, rigid SAP structures.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Obsessively accurate with regard to bill of material structures.
  • Ability to recognize opportunities and creates solutions anywhere in the value stream.
  • Ability to convince and drive for required deliverables in x-sector setting.
  • Self-sufficient in finding the right stakeholders in the organization.
  • Able to support pilot activities, workspace development and program expansion.
  • Enjoy a dynamic working environment.
  • Not afraid to break things.

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

Role within Office


  • Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch. Occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • May require travel dependent on business needs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Candidate needs to be flexible between Newtown and Wilton, CT.

Role within the Factory


  • Must be willing to work in a clean room environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves for entire duration of shift.
  • 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 may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • 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 with moderate to high noise level.
  • Must be willing to work a compressed work week schedule – twelve-hour long shift and rotating from three to four days a week.
  • This must include references to day and night shifts for accommodation purposes.

Additional responsibilities for Wilton Factory:

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.
  • The employee is required to work in a cleanroom environment: full gowning (full body coveralls, hood, CR safety shoes, face mask, nitrile gloves and safety glasses. Working under ISO 9000/14000 standards).
  • Operating/working around overhead cranes, fork trucks and motorized pallet movers.
  • Working around lasers; working with ladders; working on platforms; and working around chemicals.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • May require travel dependent on company needs.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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