Lithography System Performance Leader - Guaranteed sign on bonus and relocation

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Wilton - CT, US



Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00254959-468


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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

ASML is seeking an experienced multi-disciplinary engineer with expertise in metrology, material science and manufacturing processes of glass and ceramics to produce ultra-high precision systems. You will join the Advanced Development Center in Wilton, Connecticut - A Research and Development team focused on proto-typing of next generation wafer/reticle clamping systems. The main job function is to define and specify requirement and implement the technical solutions required to manufacture precision wafer clamping systems used in ASML lithography tools. In this role you will focus on process and wafer table product development from concept through prototyping to industrialization. You will work with product architects and system engineers to arrive at manufacturable solutions that meet system performance requirements and secure the ASML roadmap by solving challenging engineering problems associated with achieving nanometer scale performance.

This position may require access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). As a condition of employment, 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.

Job Description

The main focus of this position will be:

  • Define tools and process requirements at architecture level for hardware, process and software based developments in a multidisciplinary development team to drive flatness, top surface performance and manufacturable wafer table solutions
  • Generate and maintain performance and issue overviews, steer new developments, correlate customer performance feedback to new solutions or improvements
  • Consolidate roadmaps and solutions with other departments within ASML delivering process solutions that lead to require on-product performance, cycle time and manufacturabilityrequirements
  • Contribution to the overlay roadmap, generating solutions that increase customer value
  • Generate and define solutions that realize the specified requirements on both performance and industrialization aspects
  • Drive verification of the proposed solutions by testing and modelling
  • Solve performance and factory issues, lead in analyzing and solving complex issues at our customers and factory in a structured way
  • Interface technically with other projects and stakeholders, serving as technical interface to Wafer Table Product groups, Manufacturing Leads, Customer Support and System Engineering
  • Define work break down structure, support Project lead in the decision making and risk mitigation planning
  • Technically guide the team through solution implementation and verification
  • Solve any engineering challenges that we encounter in manufacturing processes, metrology, data analysis as the precision requirements get to the sub-nanometer scale
  • Create and maintain a roadmap of manufacturing processes, surface coatings and morphology, metrology and data analysis to support next generation ASML products by investigating possible candidate techniques and processes, evaluating their capabilities and limitations
  • Prepare and review leading system engineer documentation (e.g. Element Performance Specifications, Element Design Specifications, Test Performance Specification, Test Analysis Reports, etc.) through review, release and change control
  • Prepare and drive design reviews in your team
  • Clearly communicating progress and status of ongoing technical activities to senior management
  • Some travel (up to 10%) to Europe, Asia and within the US can be expected


  • Master’s Degree in Material Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or other engineering disciplines with 10+ years of industry experience


  • PhD in Material Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or other engineering disciplines with 6+ years of industry experience preferable
  • 2+ years of experience leading a small to medium sized team
  • Minimum qualifications – the hired candidate must possess all of the minimum qualifications to be initially considered for the position including:
  • Minimum # of years of relevant experience (see above in Education)
  • Ability to work in the clean room environment
  • Motivated, driven and curious
  • Excellent analytical and experimental skills
  • Technically strong with broad technical skill set
  • Ability to interface and dive deep into various engineering and science disciplines (e.g. material science, materials characterization, surface tribology, system engineering, optics, electronics, mechanical design, simulation, etc.)
  • Expert knowledge in characterization techniques (e.g. SEM/EDS, SIMS, XPS, TEM/EELS, AFM, interferometer, white light interferometer, etc.) beneficial
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes for diamond, DLC, glass and ceramics with excellent understanding of material to material interactions (e.g. especially diamond, ceramics, glasses, thin film materials, gases, etc.)
  • Good understanding of manufacturing techniques like coating (e.g. coating, sputtering, PECVD, CVD, etc.) contacting, bonding, etching, Lithography on glass and ceramics, etc.
  • Knowledge in ion beam figuring/etching, laser ablation or similar technology is a plus
  • Working knowledge in thin film deposition/evaporation technology
  • Statistical data analysis and expertise in Python, MATLAB, JMP, etc. a plus.
  • Good knowledge in manufacturing process optimization
  • Knowledge in material to material interaction (e.g. glass, ceramics, thin film materials, gases, etc.) with deep understanding of the fundamentals of friction, lubrication and wear processes of metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials
  • Experience within ASML is a plus

Personal 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
  • 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 co-workers and customer
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills and a commitment to achieving results on time while under time constraints (e.g. high energy, high ownership, high level of dedication, etc.)
  • Willingness to jump in on new issues, get to root cause and propose practical solutions
  • Be able to break down complex problems with limited data and driving to solutions – strong critical thinking capability
  • Have demonstrated “team player” with a quality orientation and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to drive and lead multidisciplinary groups and work effectively in a team and be willing to take on responsibility
  • Be able to quickly acquire technical knowledge from documentation and on-the-job training and be capable of thoroughly investigating technical issues (e.g. analytically, hands-on in a lab, etc.)

Other Information

  • 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 2 days a week)

Role within Office

Essential Job Functions

The essential job functions for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Work in a fast-paced office environment, including working in a standing or seated position for long periods sometimes exceeding 8 hours per day, 5 days per week
  • Commute to ASML’s facility and report to work on a regular and timely basis and complete the scheduled workday on a consistent basis
  • Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to finger, handle and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach and stretch
  • Occasionally required to move around the campus
  • Perform office tasks using simple hand grasping, fine hand manipulation and reach associated with assigned tasks such as paperwork, computer keyboarding (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint), filing, calculating and use of telephone or other handheld electronic devices, continuously sometimes exceeding 8 hours per day, 5 days per week
  • Have a sufficient ability to communicate, through sight, hearing and/or otherwise, to perform assigned tasks and maintain proper job safety conditions
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Perform other functions that may be assigned

Additional Responsibilities (as needed in the cleanroom and/or labs):

  • 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
  • Must be willing to work in a clean room environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves. Working under ISO 9000/14000 standards
  • The environment in the cleanroom is moderate in temperature with moderate to high noise level
  • Working around lasers; working with ladders; working on platforms; and working around chemicals

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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