Project Lead D&E Business Process Improvements - Guaranteed sign on bonus and relocation

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Wilton - CT, US

Published: 15 days ago Job ID: J-00249225-875

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.

Founded in 1984, ASML is the world’s leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, manufacturing complex machines that are critical to the production of integrated circuits or microchips. The mission of the Mechanical Development department is to design and develop the complex mechanics for these machines, which are some of the highest precision products ever produced in the world. This position is based on-site in Wilton, CT, which has both R&D and manufacturing operations. We design and produce multiple sub-system modules that are shipped to our headquarters in Veldhoven, The Netherlands where they are integrated into the full lithography machine.

As a Project Lead for Development & Engineering (D&E) Business Process Improvements, you will lead the development and deployment of new business processes and improvements to existing business processes that support the Development & Engineering organization. These processes will affect more than 2,500 D&E users locally in Wilton, CT and more than 25,000 D&E users worldwide. We are seeking an individual with a strong background in engineering and leadership, including taking responsibility of the full “art to part” development cycle.

You will lead a team of ~5-30 engineers, architects, key users, IT specialists, training developers, and business adoption specialists. You will closely collaborate with cross-sector colleagues in Wilton, CT and in Veldhoven, Netherlands. You will work to understand the current ASML business processes and systems, quantify present limitations including user experience, and develop and deploy a new improved end state. Systems include Siemens NX/Teamcenter, SAP, and ASML specific applications.

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

Project Leads at ASML are expert planners and communicators who maximize available resources to meet challenging schedules and deliver the high quality robust solutions. Project Leadership at ASML starts with understanding the functional requirements and deriving specifications. You will collaborate with system architects in a multidiscipline project team to develop concepts, perform impact analysis, build and test prototype solutions, collect user feedback, integrate and test solutions, develop training, deploy solutions, and ensure that they are adopted by the business.

Role and responsibilities include:

  • Create project proposals and project evaluations.
  • Exercise projects according to our ASML project methodology.
  • Project Leadership: Define project team and get approval on project plan. Manage project planning, project execution and realizing impact, including reporting and project closing. Transfer project to process owner in line management.
  • Continuous improvements: Identify potentials for new improvements and contribute to the improvement of the whole operations value chain (system re-design) and infrastructure by participating in or facilitating problem solving sessions.
  • Business case: Evaluate financial consequences of required improvement (including resources) to implement improvements.
  • Report progress in Project Boards and/or Wilton senior management team.
  • Not only define and steer, but is also focus on the operational aspects of the implementation having a hands-on mentality.
  • Ensure continuous commitment of key stakeholders to make the project a success, by addressing them on their tasks and responsibilities.
  • Have full understanding of the power and need of Change Management/Communication.

Education and experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical or Electronics Engineering or other engineering, math, or science degree or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with system design and development and/or process design and development.
  • The hired candidate must have ability to communicate effectively in the English language both written and oral.

Preferred skills for this job include:

  • Mastery of business processes used to design and develop of complex mechanical, electrical, mechatronic, or optical systems.
  • Project planning and status reporting using MS Project or equivalent.
  • Strong technical writing, communication and presentations skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to derive conclusions from data analysis and make practical recommendations.
  • Ability to balance the needs of multiple stakeholders to deliver standard, consistent and cost-effective processes.
  • Prior experience leading teams and planning for deliverables.
  • Understanding of the Engineering Change Process. Familiarity with the CMII methodology is a plus.


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.
  • Capability to interface with multidisciplinary groups including senior leadership.
  • High energy self-motivated team player with strong desire to learn.
  • Possess strong leadership and ownership characteristics with commitment to achieve results on time.
  • Potential to develop into a technical leader in the organization.
  • Understand interdependencies within a wide variety of way of working improvement projects and activities run simultaneously at ASML.
  • Demonstrate ability to work with a diverse project team from different backgrounds and cultures, located in different time zones with both in-office and remote work patterns.

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:

  • 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 must be willing to work in an office environment.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • The employee will be required to travel internationally up to ~15%.

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 two days a week).

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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