DE Spare Parts Lead Engineer

Research & development

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Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


8+ years



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Published: 14 days ago Job ID: J-00249304-645

Introduction to the job

Are you interested in the challenge of continuously improving the quality of our complex and advanced lithography equipment? Do you have a suspicious mindset that always wants to verify the facts that people tell you?Are you looking for a job where you can use your reliability engineering, organizational, and communication skills in a high dynamical and demanding cross sector environment? If so, than this could be the perfect job for you. The Development & Engineering Reliability group is looking for an ambitious Lead Engineer.

Together with a team of professionals you, as a Lead Engineer, analyze, identify and drive towards the best end-to-end decisions of Replaceable Parts Definition, Reliability Growth and Root Cause Identification over the lifecycle of replaceable/service parts.
You interact with many other people across all sectors and D&E departments.

Role and responsibilities

As an Lead Engineer you will be responsible for the following:

  • Analyzing quality performance of the Replaceable Parts and execute failure analysis by using correct methodology to identify root cause of failures;
  • Continuously drive and embed improvements in the decision processes over the total lifecycle of replaceable/service parts to optimize the balance of costs versus availability;
  • Supporting in defining corrective actions in the area of design, parts availability, repair strategies and service processes;
  • Apply and drive the decision processes for Replaceable Part definition as part of the integral Spare Part Management process;
  • Conduct and document technical reviews with key experts;
  • Knowledge transfer to people within the group and across all sectors and D&E departments.

Education and experience

Master Degree in a technical area, such as; Electronics, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Optics/Physics.

We are looking for people who:

  • Have at least 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Have a high focus for quality and continuous improvement, experience with problem solving techniques;
  • Reliability engineering knowledge;
  • Experience with statistics and/or statistical engineering;
  • Proven ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across functions and organizations;
  • Have broad scope covering design aspects, qualification, manufacturing, logistics and service.
  • Preferably have experience with ASML products.


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:

  • Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal and team building skills;
  • Excellent quantitative and non-quantitative data and information analysis skills.
  • Self-starter, entrepreneur, showing lots of initiative;
  • An agile way of working that in necessary in complex organizations;
  • Being able to work under time pressure;
  • Work pleasantly with people with differing backgrounds and cultures.

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

Within the sector Development and Engineering (D&E), the QC DE Reliability group is working together with New Product Introduction and Sustaining programs to improve product Quality & Reliability, by fact-based decision making, to drive customer satisfaction.

Our areas of expertise are: FMEA, Reliability Engineering, SPC, Reliability Growth Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, Feedback Loop and Spare Parts Engineering.

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