Technical Graduate Program – Mechanical Engineering

Research & development

Mechanical engineering


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


0-2 years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics



Published: 22 days ago Job ID: req53120

Introduction to the job

Are you looking for your first job after your graduation? This is a unique opportunity to launch your career in an inspiring and collaborating high-tech environment! By applying to this program you are going to be considered for multiple vacancies within Research & Development where your Bachelor background in Mechanical Engineering could be a perfect fit. Since ASML is growing really fast, we have multiple positions open that you may find interesting.

By joining our Technical Graduate Program – Mechanical Engineering, you will start in a full time paid job with top labor conditions and you will receive the ideal combination of ‘doing’ and ‘learning’ that will build the fundamentals needed for a (technical) career at ASML.

Remark: this program is also published with a focus on master and PhD students. This is exactly the same program. We are also really open for bachelor candidates.

Role and responsibilities

We have many different positions available. All within our Mechanical Development cluster. This cluster is responsible for the specification and the design of the ASML products. We have multiple open positions available as Junior Design Engineer and one position available as a generalist interested in the standardization of our packaging. How do we decide which function suits you the best? We will take into account your skills and ambitions and we will decide after the selection day which position matches the best, along with your indicated preference. h for Technical Graduate program - Energy, thermal & flow. This track is now open.

Below you will see a short summary of our open positions. In your application, please mention whether your preference lies more toward the role of Design Engineer or Packaging Engineer.

Design Engineer (multiple open positions)
Within our Mechanical Development cluster we have multiple departments. Most of these departments focus on designing, building and testing mechanical systems and sub-systems, which are fitted into the end products ASML creates.
Your mission is to contribute toward the development of products by designing, creating and testing sub-systems, while considering the restrictions imposed by system specifications, costs and planning. Our Design Engineer jobs are related to different machines and modules. Your role could vary from our EUV and DUV machines, to our Application products; from the optimization of current products to the development of new machines; to within the products themselves - from the frame to the wafer tables & clamps, to the source or scanner.
From big frames to small modules, each come with all their own challenges - like high-speed robotics, liquid metals, high temperatures, vacuums, and high power lasers and all without limited space.

Your role:

  • You actively engage with your stakeholders to align their needs.
  • You specify and design the precision engineered parts for different (sub)systems.
  • You realize the qualification of the design by contributing to the specification of various tests.
  • You design and realize test equipment and appliances and you are responsible for ensuring that prototypes are built and tests are carried out.
  • You are responsible for the technical product documentation and design implementation towards manufacturing and field service.

Packaging Engineer
As a packaging engineer you are working in the packaging team of the Handling and Transport Technologydepartment. The packaging team is responsible for the development of packaging, in order to ensure the required quality of our modules and parts during shipment or storage. The focus during the development of the right packaging has been on functionality and cost. ASML’s sustainability ambitions and growth require a new approach to packaging. Maximizing reuse, minimizing the carbon footprint, reducing waste, speeding up the development process and increasing the use of standardized solutions are new questions that we need to find answers to.

As packaging engineer, you will be a driving force, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, that will analyze, decide and develop the future of packaging at ASML. This is the job for a generalist with good stakeholder management skills, data analysis skills and strong conceptual thinking.

Education and experience

  • You have a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Specialization in Precision-, Micro-, Nano- engineering is a plus. Which is relevant for all the design engineer positions.
    You completed your education less than 12 months ago or you will graduate within 3 months from the selection day.


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:

  • You are a team player, you work for the success of your team and ASML.
  • You are goal-oriented and self-initiating.
  • You are hands-on, down-to-earth and pragmatic.
  • You are eager to learn.
  • Strong analytical ability with a pragmatic attitude.
  • You speak and write fluently 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

We offer you:

- A contract of one year at ASML, with the possibility of an indefinite contract after the first year.
- We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package which includes:

  • A competitive salary.
  • 40 days paid leave: 27 vacation days and 13 ADV days (reduction of working hours).
  • 13th month payment.
  • 8% holiday allowance.
  • Pension plan.
  • Commuting allowance.

- A safe environment to experiment with what you learn.
- The opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s smartest engineers and contribute to the development of a state-of-the-art, high-tech measurement systems.

The Technical Graduate Program
Participants of the Technical Graduate Program form a community of early career employees. The goal is to close the gap between university and business life and creating an environment in which you as our new colleague will quickly feel comfortable. In this one year program you will get soft skills related trainings, you will be guided by a mentor and you will have peer coaching, where you will discuss your challenges in a safe environment.

Selection process
1. Application
You have to apply with your resume and motivation letter before Sunday 9th of October at 23:59 CET. Within 1 week from the application deadline, we will inform you if your resume has been selected for the first round of the selection process.

2. Pre-recorded video interview
This round consists of an online pre-recorded interview. The candidates matching our selection criteria will be invited to answer to few pre-set questions via HireVue.

3. Selection day
If you pass the first round, you will be invited to our selection day. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the selection day will be fully virtual. The selection day will take place on Thursday the 10th of November.

During this day, your competencies will be assessed via different activities (such as interviews or a collaboration game). The screening board will decide which candidates will move forward.

4. Job offer
You will be informed within a few working days after the selection day if you will receive a job offer for which team. The starting date is flexible within max 3 months after the selection day.

If you have any questions, send an email to campusrecruitment.[email protected]

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