Lead Supplier Auditor- Guaranteed sign on bonus and relocation

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Wilton - CT, US

Job ID: J-00265987-202

Introduction to the job

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ASML US brings 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, the 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.

This position requires access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Role and responsibilities

The Supplier Lead Auditor plans, executes, and leads cross-sector audits versus defined ASML requirements and standards. He/she supports the Category Management and Supplier Account Teams in driving effective resolution of key quality, logistics, or technology issues in the supply chain by executing theme audits at suppliers. Because of risk based supplier audits, QLTC risks are identified before supplier selection via focused selection audits.

Together with the category management the supplier strategy is translated in an agreed audit plan. This includes the alignment with the worldwide audit strategy. To drive impact, audits are managed end-2-end, from planning, to execution and follow-up. Regular status updates are provided to the cluster, categories and other stakeholders. Finally, the verification of the improvements is done in collaboration with the supplier account teams.

Next, the Global Quality lead auditor team owns the audit process, and the Supplier Lead Auditor supports the audit process by identifying best audit practices for the Global Supplier audit team.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor or master's degree in engineering or Physics or equivalent experience.
  • Seniority and broad experience in: Quality Manufacturing Operations, supplier management, Process/Manufacturing Engineering, manufacturing, logistics, Product/Process development or equipment engineering.
  • 5-10 years working experience preferably at ASML or other high-tech companies, working with complex products and processes.
  • Auditing experience, preferably in semiconductor industry.
  • Broad experience with different technologies (e.g. mechatronics, optical etc.).
  • Experience with new product introductions at suppliers and industrialization.
  • Certified ISO9001 Lead Auditor or equivalent.
  • Good knowledge of International Quality Standards e.g. ISO9001, ISO14001.
  • Broad expertise and hands on experience in use of Quality tools: QFD, FMEA, Design Reviews, Design for Reliability, Design of Experiments, Customer Complaint Process, Root Cause Analysis Methodology- Ishikawa, 5 Why analysis, 8D, MSA, SPC, statistical methods, value stream analysis, Kaizen events, brainstorming sessions, Continuous Improvement, Pareto Analysis.
  • Expertise in risk management (Project, Product and Process), Experience in facilitation and execution of PFMEA’s.
  • Experienced in project management- Knowledge of New Product Development process (Phase/Toll Gate), Managed small to large projects and good understanding of Project Management Methodologies and principles (PMBOK). Project Manager PMP certification a plus. Familiar with Project Charter, Project Plan, Project Risk assessment, Resource Plan, Prototype to Volume manufacturing reviews, process and Product validation and release processes.
  • Experience in performing Pareto Analysis and developing improvements initiatives to help optimizing process yields and improve Yield learning on critical manufacturing processes.
  • Broad manufacturing knowledge: World-class operations, Flow-production, Lean Manufacturing, Cleanroom standards and procedures, 5S, Control of Non-conforming product and disposition through a MRB (Material Review Board) cross functional team etc.
  • Experience in Engineering Change Management and Control: The engineering change process covers both product and manufacturing process changes, Impact of change requests are evaluated by a multidisciplinary change control board (CCB), Understanding criteria when process/equipment changes impact form, fit or function defined when to notify or request approval from customer. Approval of process changes based on qualification data.


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:

  • 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 and deadlines.
  • 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 manager, co-workers and customer.
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.
  • Strong personality with natural authority towards supplier and audit team.
  • Independent, objective personality acting with integrity.
  • Organizational knowledge and business sense (good feeling where “win–win” can be obtained for ASML and suppliers).
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills to identify key issues and associated risks as well as their root causes.
  • Strong networker with good negotiation and team building skills.

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

Context of the position:

The Supplier Lead Auditor

  • Reports to the Head of US Supplier Quality- Wilton.
  • Functions as part of the ASML Global Quality audit team.
  • Interfaces with internal stakeholders at ASML & external key suppliers.
  • Contributes to the continuous improvement of the Supplier Audit framework of ASML.
  • The position requires frequent travelling up to ~50%.

Role within Office


  • Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
  • Occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • May require travel dependent on business needs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Role within the Factory


  • Must be willing to work in a clean room environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves for entire duration of shift.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature with moderate to high noise level.
  • Must be willing to work a compressed work week schedule – twelve-hour long shift and rotating from three to four days a week.
  • This must include references to day and night shifts for accommodation purposes.

Additional responsibilities for Wilton Factory:

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.

  • The employee is required to work in a cleanroom environment: full gowning (full body coveralls, hood, CR safety shoes, face mask, nitrile gloves and safety glasses. Working under ISO 9000/14000 standards).
  • Operating/working around overhead cranes, fork trucks and motorized pallet movers.
  • Working around lasers; working with ladders; working on platforms; and working around chemicals.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • May require travel dependent on company needs.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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