S&SC - Supplier Quality Engineer - Linkou

Sourcing & Supply Chain

Logistics & supply chain management

In a nutshell


Linkou, Taiwan


Sourcing & Supply Chain

Work Experience

8+ years

Job Category

Logistics & supply chain management



Job ID: J-00255844-275

Introduction to the job

ASML supports the semiconductor industry’s ongoing quest for producing faster, smarter and more energy efficient chips. We are a young, dynamic, international and highly skilled workforce. ASML creates the systems that the lithography industry needs to achieve its goals. This can only be accomplished with a strong support of our suppliers.

Are you challenged by managing the quality performance of suppliers in a high tech-low volume environment? Do you enjoy being the linking pin between our D&E and suppliers to take drawings into realization of tangible products? If so, this might be the job for you.

Role and responsibilities

As a Supply Quality Engineer, you will take a pivotal role as a linking pin between the ASML D&E development team and the related development team of the supplier, with a primary focus on parts quality. You maintains and develops at an operational level the relation to the supplier with the purpose to create an optimal engineering collaboration between supplier and ASML while managing all the critical quality elements of full lifecycle of product from NPI stage to Volume. Using your personal skills, you will work closely together with the supplier & ASML internal stakeholders to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of the product generation process, in alignment with the ASML project plan. The main goal of this cross-sector activity is to secure an excellent quality of parts delivered by our suppliers.
Within the project the Supply Quality Engineer (SQE) is the primary responsible to ensure parts quality from our suppliers. Using your in-depth technical knowledge, analytic thinking, political antenna and excellent people skills, you work closely with suppliers to build up an intimate knowledge of their IP and technological capabilities.

The main responsibilities are:
•Early supplier involvement in the D&E project to secure that technology expertise of ASML and supplier are merged in the best way.
•Ensure that not only parts quality, however, also manufacturability and serviceability aspects are covered in the design phase.
•Document the D&E project collaboration, including supplier & ASML responsibilities and roles via a Statement of Work (SoW).
•New product introduction (NPI) and supplier selection.
•Deliverables that secure parts quality from suppliers in the ASML product generation process
•Responsible for the entire Quality and Technical process performance for suppliers, including operational interface on deviations from specifications
•Monitor, review and drive supplier quality performance from incidents to structural improvement
•Contribute to supplier development (e.g. implementing SPC, lean, FMEA, operational excellence at suppliers)
•Optimize manufacturing processes at suppliers by improving quality, testing and qualification infrastructure
•Drive yield and process improvements at suppliers. Actively participate in improvement projects at suppliers (cycle time reduction, cost of goods reduction)
•Carry-out analyses of quality and logistical issues to drive technical solutions needed during material availability escalations
•Support implementation of hardware changes at suppliers

The core competencies are:
•Production process qualification for R4V of mains products (PFMEA)
•Manufacturing conform standards (UL508A).
•Process to maintain and improve products-SPC
•Ability to added value testing strategy (zero NFF)
•Supply chain management / highest reliability
•Technology leadership for the specific (mains)product
•Technology competence/Technical Dev.Comp.(incl. EOL)

Education and experience

BSc or MSc in Mechanical Engineering.

Broad (at least 5-8 years) experience in high tech environment with a focus on supplier management or part quality or project management in Electro-mechanics engineering. Candidate must be trained and experienced with Quality systems and methods (preferably Six Sigma Green or Black belt), as well as Engineering towards production processes. Specialism in electro-mechanic assemblies.


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:

The following personal skills are crucial to a successful execution:
• Ability to initiate, influence and steer without formal authority.
• Strong networker with good negotiating and team building skills
• Strong communicator.
• Ability to switch between complex matters and high-level conclusions.
• Self-propelling, showing initiative and drive.
• Flexible, result driven and committed.
• Team player
• Process oriented
• Fluent in English

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

The holder of this position reports to the Group leader of the Supplier Network Management Asia. Interfaces with Suppliers, Project leads Development, Customer Support, Manufacturing, Engineers, Logistic and Procurement. Travelling to (global) suppliers may be required.

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