Technical Project Manager - Guaranteed sign on bonus and relocation

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US

Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: req46582

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.

ASML is seeking an experienced materials scientist, tribologist or manufacturing engineer with expertise in project management, materials characterization, data analysis and high tech manufacturing process optimization. This person will join the Advanced Development Center in Wilton, Connecticut-a Research and Development team focused on proto-typing of next generation wafer/reticle clamping systems. The primary job function is to project manage and coordinate a cross-functional team on activities related to the development of new wafer table designs, processes and reconditioning, working with the team to continuously adapt and optimize the production and installation processes.

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

The main focuses of this position will be:

  • Provide leadership and direction to a team of up to 15-30 engineers, physicists, material scientists, process engineers and tribologists.
  • Develop design prototypes, software and processes needed to create a manufacturable product (new and rework), meeting the performance requirements over the lifetime of next generation wafer clamping systems.
  • Plan and prioritize team activities (create detailed plans, define deliverables for the engineers, identify the critical path of the project, balance scope, resources and timeline, execute on-time delivery that meets the ASML product/roadmap needs, ensures linkage of all project leads plans to the overall master plan, etc.).
  • Perform Key Decision and status roll up for the Project Leader and Architect.
  • Driving team execution according to the project schedule.
  • Delegating tasks to team members and controlling the work load, balancing business priorities with team capabilities.
  • Managing the team structure, setting up such that it matches the work breakdown structure.
  • Escalating issues in a structured way.
  • Interface between Development Engineering, Production Engineering, Customer Support, Logistics and Procurement.
  • Review designs to ensure it is suitable for manufacturing environment.
  • Contribute to the rapid solution of complex problems, taking the necessary initiative to identify and implement practical solutions.
  • Bring knowledge to bear on (new) product development projects, in order to foresee production problems in the design phase, improving the manufacturability of the product and test designs.
  • Data analysis examining problematic trends in key process parameters, collaborating with engineers for root cause analysis and solution development.
  • With support from D&E engineers, create and design production tooling and qualification tests.
  • Review design documents, procedures and specifications.
  • Validate technical work instructions.
  • Evaluate and disposition failed parts, with proposed solutions for structural problems.
  • Review Failure Analysis Reports from suppliers and help validate the root cause of the failure.
  • Support creation of process flow charts.
  • Interface with internal and external customers regarding the build and test of assemblies and final products.
  • Up to 10% travel to Europe, Asia and within the US is possible.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Material Science, Physics, Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering field, or equivalent experience.
  • Master's Degree in Material Sciences or equivalent science degree preferred.
  • 2+ years in a technical project management role.
  • Experience in manufacturing of high precision opto-mechanical systems, tribology, vacuum based coatings, metrology equipment, material characterization and data analytics.
  • Project planning, organization experience required and leading a team preferred.
    Working knowledge of MATLAB.
  • Experience in the field of technical manufacturing engineering and quality methodologies such as statistical process control and FMEA.


  • Capacity to lead cross-functional engineers and technicians in executing activities related to complex development of optical/ceramic manufacturing and materials characterization.
  • Exhibit complete ownership of the deliverables.
    Problem Solving:
  • Expertise at anticipating and solving complex problems in manufacturing of wafer/reticle clamping systems.
  • Ability to lead the development team in the use analytical processes (e.g. 8Ds, fault trees, Ishikawa diagrams, etc.) to develop test plans that determine problem root cause.

Mentoring and Coaching:

  • Dedicate time and effort to define “bandwidth” limits, selecting, developing, coaching and engaging.
  • Recognizes contribution of individual team members.
  • Is able to lead collaborative problem solving session with Design Engineers and Architects.
  • Coaches and manages the project leads from Engineering, Research and Operations teams.

Communication and Stakeholder Management:

  • Capability to clearly communicate progress and status of ongoing activities to managers and customers.
  • Defines goals, analyses, proposes, drives problem solving based on clear and timely updates, communicates when deliverables cannot be met and proactively asks for support.
  • Shows the flexibility to adapt to different styles.


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:

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.
Additional Responsibilities (as needed in the cleanroom and/or labs):
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.
Must be willing to work in a clean room environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves. Working under ISO 9000/14000 standards.
The environment in the cleanroom is moderate in temperature with moderate to high noise level.
Working around lasers; working with ladders; working on platforms; and working around chemicals.
This position is located on-site in Wilton, CT. It requires onsite presence to attend in-person work-related events, trainings and meetings and to further ensure teamwork, collaboration and innovation.
A flexible workplace arrangement may be available to employees working in roles conducive to remote work (up to 2 days a week).

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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