Senior Mechanical Architect

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell

Location

San Diego - CA, US

Experience

8+ years

Degree

Master

Job Category

Mechanical engineering

Travel

10%

Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00251322-525

Introduction to the job

ASML US, LP 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 Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA.

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

Laser-Produced Plasma EUV is generated by firing high energy laser pulses at tin droplet targets at kilohertz repetition rates. The resulting plasma pulses create both desired EUV light, undesired IR thermal energy and Tin debris in the form of ballistic particulates and atomic vapor. If unabated, the Tin debris will coat all surfaces in the vessel, including optical components, impacting the transmission of EUV and Laser light.

We are looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer (Semiconductor Equipment) acting in the role of Mechanical/Thermal Architect for our overall EUV Source. The objective is to identify technologies and design concepts that can be developed to address undesired impact to overall source performance and partner with Project Management to ensure delivery of robust product solutions. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a broad technical background, excellent communication skills, and ability to influence others. As a Competency Architect you will work with a team of highly professional engineers and scientists with diverse academic backgrounds and many years of experience. Your job is to provide technical leadership to the team to deliver practical solutions to enable multiple functions who depend on therm.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Develops the roadmap, requirements, specifications, architecture, and technology development needs for Thermal Architecture of the EUV Source, which is required to improve HW lifetime, MTTR/MTBF and overall system availability.
  • Identifies concepts that can address performance gaps; assesses technology maturity and defines the development and engineering work breakdown for execution by cross-functional teams of seasoned scientists and engineers.
  • Works with competence experts to develop and validate a model for Temperature Profiles and Thermal Loads in the EUV Source vessel, which can be used to predict performance and issues, and drive the development roadmap.
  • Leads architecture and prototyping definition; works with cross-functional teams of mechanical engineers, materials scientists, optical, electrical and software engineers to develop solutions to roadmap.
  • Develops and maintains the specification document tree; writes and/or reviews key specification and design documentation, coordinates key reviews with Systems Engineering and Project Stakeholders to ensure functional specifications are aligned to system requirements.
  • Identifies and engages third parties for development of technology solutions; Creates Statements of Work (SOWs) to define phased deliverables for budgeting and project management.
  • Defines Test Protocols; analyzes test data; makes recommendations based on test results for design changes and operational changes to deliver improved performance of sub-modules.
  • Assesses technology and project risks and defines risk mitigation strategies and approaches with the project leadership team.
  • Mentors, coaches and oversees the activity of junior engineers in the Function and Competence organizations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Education and experience

  • MS or Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics or related technical discipline, 8+ years of experience in a technical leadership role.
  • Previous role(s) in Technology, Process and/or Engineering Design of Semiconductor processing equipment a strong plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.
  • Has led a successfully completed project.
  • Ability to carry a product design from conception into production.
  • Project Engineering experience including leading small technical teams.
  • Ability to cross functional boundaries to build relationships with all areas in the company, to understand and reconcile higher level company and customer needs.
  • Familiarity with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling, including mesh generation, CFD processing, and post-processing analysis.
  • Interpretation and application of CFD results to guide hardware and process optimization.
  • Expert with heat transfer analysis and methodologies.
  • Experience with materials in extreme environments and interactions with liquid metals.
  • Experience with thermal and gas flow elements of process chamber design.

Skills

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:

  • Passion for commercialization and driving innovation at a rapid pace.
  • Highly motivated, enthusiast, flexible and a good communicator.
  • Think broad, learn fast, take responsibility, act decisively and show critical sense.
  • Experience with product lifecycle management, including roadmap definition.
  • Ability to initiate, influence and drive.

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus including working while fully gowned in a clean room environment.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • The employee may be required to travel based on business needs.
  • Ability to work onsite in first, second or third shift, as needed.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Extended periods of time in a clean room environment should be expected. Requires gowning in Class 10K gowning protocol.
  • May need to work in labs with equipment that emit high-pitched noise.
  • May spend extended periods of time at a computer workstation.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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