Quality Inspector

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San Diego - CA, US


Other corporate functions


High school

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Published: 26 days ago Job ID: J-00251331-437

Introduction to the job

ASML US, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, bring 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, 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.

Job Mission

Executes standardized quality control checks on company products to ensure that they meet and exceed legal and company standards for safety and quality. Performs process walk-throughs of assembly and sub-assemblies operations. Develops products inspection and sampling inspection plans, execute inspections as per plans. Documents inspection results, identifies additional areas for quality control improvement and participates in end-to-end solutions implementation. Individual has a good eye for detail and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Ultimately, a top-class quality technician who efficiently monitors the integrity and quality of products without impeding production rates.

This position may require 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 the Company to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Role and responsibilities


  • Executes standardized process inspections/tests throughout the production process.
  • Validates precision assemblies in strict accordance with procedures and identify anomalies.
  • Ensure reported anomalies rework process is productive, follow process thru completion.
  • Uses standardized tools (i.e., torque wrenches, calipers, height gauges, electric and pneumatic screwdrivers and ball drivers) to validate assemblies as per specifications.
  • Participate in process audits and recommends procedural improvements to process owners.
  • Enters data into company databases. Audits data to ensure accuracy.
  • Interfaces and collaborates with various stakeholders, (examples: engineers, operators, supervisors) to drive defect resolution depending on the level and complexity.
  • Follows control measures and processes to ensure the quality of modules produced.
  • Identifies discrepant material and ensures defect information is accurately captured to enable effective resolution.
  • May provide guidance and/or train other team members.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Strong customer focus and commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency and professionalism.
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads and deadlines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and experience

  • Requires High School Diploma, Technical Associate Degree/certification preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of Quality Experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Manufacturing environment.
  • Experienced in using standardized hand tools.
  • ESD Experience preferred.


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:

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Must be able to follow written assembly procedures and bill of materials (BOM).
  • Ability to perform in-process quality inspections of components and/or full assemblies within the Manufacturing area(s).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Requires general computer skills and knowledge.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Experience with electro-optical and/or opto-mechanical assemblies desired.
  • Ability to work safely on fragile, high value optics and various types of optical glasses.
  • Maintain continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs to supervisors and co-workers on all shifts.

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

  • Travel less than 10%
  • This position is located on-site in San Diego, CA .It requires onsite presence to attend in-person work-related events, trainings and meetings and to further ensure teamwork, collaboration and innovation.


EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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