Proto Engineer

Research & development

Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development

Work Experience

3-7 years

Job Category

Other technical job categories



Job ID: J-00248587-025

Introduction to the job

Maximizing yield, manufacturing speed, efficiency and reliability are among the key parameters for customers in high-volume chip manufacturing. Business Line Applications (BL Apps) extends ASML holistic lithography solutions by developing products that work alongside our lithography systems, in order to help them performing better and improving the patterning process.

BL Apps supports several manufacturing process steps in our customers’ fabs, from R&D to mass production. The portfolio of products includes metrology, inspection, computational lithography, data analytics and control software to quickly and accurately measure, optimize and control overlay and imaging performance on silicon wafers.

ASML’s Applications products are critical elements in the semiconductor manufacturing process.

Role and responsibilities

The Proto Engineer position is in the System Integration group, within the D&E Process Window Detection Software Department, as part of the BL Apps.

The System Integration group, being also part of D&E (Design and Engineering), is responsible for the integration of modules into machine proto systems and for proving that they meet the specifications. Proto systems are expensive and scarce resources, therefore they are in continuous operation supporting:

  • Verification of both hardware and software concept designs at a system level
  • Verification of existing and/or new functionalities
  • Qualification of proto system releases to customers

In your role as proto engineer, you ensure efficient and effective integration and test activities on the proto systems, such as:

  • Keep the machines in a perfect state: hardware and software configuration up to date and well-functioning
  • Determining whether issues are related to new design or proto system
  • Monitor and report proto system performance, issues, test logs from users and finance.
  • Ensuring efficient and effective integration activities on the machines, by:

o Reviewing and preparing test plans considering aspects like proto configuration, tools and parts availability, finance

o Providing technical support to D&E engineers;

o Escalating in case problems cannot be solved by yourself.

  • Collaborations with proto integrators, system test engineers and other proto engineers
  • Ensuring safe working environment and work according 5S principles.

Proto systems, system integration, work in shifts, hardware, software, mechanics, coordination, multi-discipline, maintenance, testing, process-adherence, semiconductor industry, high-tech

Education and experience

Bachelor / Master level – Technical.

Preferably in the direction of Mechanical, Mechatronics, Physics, Aerospace or Electrical Engineering

Proven background of at least 3 years in servicing high-tech equipment, in a hardware/software environment.


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:

  • Pro-active “make-it-happen” attitude
  • Self-starter and result driven
  • Able to coordinate, align and communicate with many different stakeholders
  • Able to operate in a dynamic environment and accept change
  • Flexible: willing to work in shifts, sometimes availability in weekends may be required
  • Quality-minded, safety-aware and accurate in way of working
  • Practical experience with hardware tools
  • Ability to plan daily, weekly and have a mid-term overview on upcoming activities
  • Stakeholders management skills in order to properly communicate the status of the project

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

The vacancy Proto Engineer means that you work in shifts, alternating weekly between:

  • Early shift (6.30-15.00)
  • Late shift (13.30-22.00)

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