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Continuous Improvement Project Leader
In a nutshell
Hillsboro - OR, US
Introduction to the job
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 Customer Support Organization is responsible for the installation, qualification, repair and maintenance of the ASML systems at customer sites and is responsible for the necessary transfer of know-how to the customer. Local site Customer Support branches perform these tasks for the customers within the specific region.
The mission of this position is to install leading edge lithographic systems, at the customer site, within specifications, on time, with quality exceeding the customer’s expectations.
CS EUV Continuous Improvement (CI) Project Leader identifies and drives continuous improvement across the EUV Installation Organization.
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
- Oversee the portfolio of continuous improvement projects and maintain an overview of activities.
- Coach and mentor members of the team to execute continuous improvement projects.
- Actively match appropriate team members and their skills with appropriate active projects that need support.
- Industrialize the existing business processes, optimize process performance, and integrate new processes into the operation as required.
- Represent the EUV Installation organizations needs and drive upstream quality.
- Owner of the US Disturbance review board and associated processes.
- Drive for standardization of operational methods across operations in the United States.
- Collect, summarize, and benchmark US EUV Installation performance to other ASML sites worldwide.
- Embed lean principles into the operation.
Education and experience
- Preference, BS degree in an engineering field, or equivalent experience.
- 5+ years of experience in a dynamic environment.
- Experience in a challenging environment with high tech products and complex processes.
- Lean experience preferred.
- Good knowledge of the English language.
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.
- Good rapport with people, analytical thinker, structured approach, process oriented, and excels in a dynamic environment.
- Must be flexible, stress resistant, and able to work independent as well as in a team.
- Excellent communication skills with ability to digest technical details into information that can be used to make business decisions, communicate with customers, and influence others.
- Ability to drive operations in a matrixed organization.
- Natural ability to develop people including providing coaching and feedback.
- Strong customer focus and commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency, and professionalism.
- Result driven, demonstrated ownership & accountability.
- Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements.
- Demonstrate open, clear, concise, and professional communication.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and customer.
Diversity & Inclusion
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.
- Position will require travel up to 30%.
- Position will require access to customer site locations, including working in clean rooms.
- Ability to work flexible shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.
EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability
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