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Research & development

Mechanical engineering

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Wilton - CT, US


Research & development

Job Category

Mechanical engineering



Published: 21 days ago Job ID: J-00256147-685


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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

As a Mechanical Architect, you will provide technical leadership to a team of 3-10 engineers and/or co-developers responsible for the development of portions of the lithography system and/or associated tooling. You will work on sub-systems involving robotics, mechatronics, precision mechanics and/or opto-mechanics. You will need to consider kinematics, dynamics, material properties and structural, dynamic and thermal analysis.

You will be responsible for understanding the functional requirements and deriving specifications. You will provide the technical leadership and engineering foundation to produce high quality mechanical product designs that meet module-level mechanical specifications and volume constraints, negotiated as needed with the Functional Cluster or Module Architect. You will ensure the design is optimized for trouble-free product life-cycle within the ASML design release, procurement, manufacturing, transportation, operation and customer service environments and is achievable within schedule and cost constraints, negotiated as needed with the Project Leader. This position requires teamwork and collaboration on-site with other Architects, Team Leads, Project Leads, Design Engineers and project team members.

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

  • Mechanical design experience with kinematics, dynamics, material properties and behavior and structural analysis
  • Develop precision systems that can perform reliably at customer sites
  • Solid working knowledge of mechanical analytical techniques such as “first principle” engineering equations and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) (e.g. stress, strain, deformation, modal response, etc.)
  • Perform structural, thermal, fluid and dynamics fundamentals and calculations
  • Utilize software/technical tools (e.g. CAD modeling, FEM, mathematical tools, etc.)
  • Derive conclusions from analysis and make practical recommendations
  • Negotiate system-level requirements and derive sub-system requirements
  • Optimize designs for Cost, Reliability, Assembly, Manufacturability, Serviceability and Safety
  • Strong technical writing, communication and presentation skills with a capability for mentoring, coaching and negotiation


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other engineering, math or science degree


  • 2+ years of experience with complex or precision mechanical design or equivalent experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both written and oral
  • Strong background in mechanical design and engineering, including taking responsibility of the full “art to part” development cycle
  • A background in mechanical design of mechatronics, precision design or complex optical systems is desirable
  • Good complex mechanical system intuition

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

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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