EUV Upgrades Group Lead

Customer support

Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Hillsboro - OR, US


Customer support


8+ years



Job Category

Other technical job categories



Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00248293-048

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 (CS) organization is responsible for the installation, qualification, upgrade, 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 customer within the specific region. The Upgrades department is responsible for bringing the latest technologies and modules to our customer, extending the usability of our customer’s fleet.

  • Ensure pro-active execution of Customer Support operations, specifically complex EUV system upgrades, to support customers within SLA (Service Level Agreement) and accomplish ASML business objectives.
  • Ensure improved system performance post-upgrade, and drive the improvement roadmap for the Upgrades products implemented on our customers’ Installed Base.
  • Drive a proactive culture in all areas of execution, including safety, quality, cycle time, and cost. Foster an all-inclusive atmosphere of trust within and between teams, and drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Drive a global network for benchmarking performance, and inter-site collaboration.

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

  • People Management: Ensure adequate staffing and productive working conditions within the region by executing the Human Resources policies promoting engagement, motivation, and retention of staff. Set priorities, solve problems, and ensure timely and quality execution. The group lead is expected to spend at least 40% of their time coaching and developing their people.
  • Customer Support Operation: Support execution of theagreed upgrade scope and ensure customer satisfaction through KPI-driven execution with the appropriate sense of urgency. Continuously improve communication and performance of the Customer Support organization.
  • General: Improve communication within teams and between teams within same region as well as between regions. Implement and improve policies, processes, procedures, and administrative control within the region.
  • Be a safety and quality gate keeper for starting and running projects. Ensure continuous learning and improvement of processes and technology.
  • Be an ambassador for the local site within the world-wide Upgrades community. Create meaningful relations and maintain functional global network.
  • Set challenging targets for your team and manage performance.
  • Coach and develop team members, recruit talent, and create a cohesive team.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering field, or proven equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years of experience with a minimum of 5 years in leadership positions.
  • Experience in managing and growing teams is required.
  • Understanding of project management and general logistics processes is an advantage.
  • ASML machine knowledge is required, as is an ASML network.
  • Experience with Lean philosophies would be valuable but not required.


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.
  • People Development skills to drive the development of people, providing coaching and feedback.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate individuals and teams.
  • Ability to build and extend trust.
  • Excellent time management and delegation skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize actions effectively and efficiently.
  • Self-starter that shows high drive, creativity, ambition, and accountability.
  • Advanced analytic and problem-solving skills, pays attention to detail and produces work that meets high quality standards.
  • Willingness to continue learning and growing in a professional environment is necessary.

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.

Context of the Position:

  • 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.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Work can be conducted at a customer site and requires familiarization with customer rules and policies regarding worksite behavior and safety.
  • Position will require travel up to 30%.
  • Position will require access to customer site locations.
  • Ability to work flexible shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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