Engineering Technician - Forensics- Guaranteed sign on bonus and relocation

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Wilton - CT, US



Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00253854-234


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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

The Advanced Development Center (ADC) in ASML Wilton, Connecticut is seeking is seeking an Engineering Technician with expertise in material analysis tools and verification methods. The ADC is a multi-disciplinary group of engineers and scientists focused on developing learning loop solutions, proto-typing of next generation wafer/reticle clamping systems and industrialization of proto-types that meet the system performance requirement.

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 job function is to perform material and chemical investigations and identify root causes using failure analysis tools (e.g. SEM, AFM, WLI, TOF-SIMS, FIB, etc.) on R&D proto-types, components in various manufacturing stages and customer product returns, run the forensics lab, maintain the material and surface metrology systems along with collect, organize and document data as part of a team dedicated to solving challenging engineering problems associated with achieving nanometer scale precision.

  • Set-up and operate failure analysis tools like (e.g. SEM, AFM, WLI,TOF-SIMS, FIB, etc.)
  • Owner of the Forensics lab(s)
    • Keep Forensics lab(s) in good working conditions
    • Adhering, enforcing and improving the ASML and Lab way of working and processes
      • In particular adhering to safety procedures, ISO standards and protocols
    • Perform/execute periodic maintenance of failure analysis tools in ADC
  • Support ADC engineers with testing during feasibility and proto phases
  • Provide root cause analysis during field and factory product life cycle steps
  • Support ADC team with engineering data taking on different metrology tools
  • Follow all Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) policies and procedures to ensure and maintain a safe working environment
  • Clearly communicate progress and status of ongoing technical activities to management
  • Perform necessary cleaning and preparation of samples for measurement
  • Prepare engineering documentation (e.g. Test Performance Specifications, Test Analysis Reports, etc.) and release the documents by following change control process
  • Write engineering procedures and train technicians to efficiently transfer the build/alignment and test process to manufacturing
  • Understand the existing failure techniques and their analysis methods and improve them to support the ASML technology roadmap
  • Support installation and qualification of new equipment
  • Coordinate with facilities environmental monitoring, utility requests and work orders
  • Order parts/equipment for lab stock, lab upgrades, safety and team members experiments
  • Support logistics flow of items for team members and the team as a whole
  • Up to 10% domestic travel may be required


  • Associate’s Degree in Material Sciences, Chemistry or other Engineering disciplines or equivalent experience


  • 2+ years of experience using at least two of the following tools – SEM, AFM, WLI, TOF-SIMS and/or FIB
  • Prior experience working in the clean room environment using knowledge in material and material interaction (e.g. glass, ceramics, thin film materials, gases, etc.)
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both written and oral
  • Knowledge of material, mechanicaland chemicalproperties of coatings and ceramic structure
  • Knowledge of MATLAB and/or LabVIEW for data collection and analysis to drive solutions

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
  • Excellent experimental, analytical and problem solving skills
  • General understanding of optics and ceramic manufacturing methods
  • Basic understanding of manufacturing process optimization
  • Good understanding and experience in material analysis tools and verification methods
  • Possess strong ownership characteristics- demonstrated commitment to achieving results on time
  • Have strong written and oral communicative skills including the ability to communicate effectively within your team
  • Demonstrated “team player” with a quality orientation and interpersonal skills
  • Capability to interface with multidisciplinary groups and be willing to take on responsibility
  • Follow through and keep multiple simultaneous tasks on schedule
  • 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

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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