Senior Production Engineer


Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering


In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US



Work Experience

8+ years

Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, Physics



Job ID: J-00265500-307

Introduction to the job

ASML US, LP 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 Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA.

Role and responsibilities

The Production Engineer role at ASML designs, develops, implements and sustains methods, operation sequence and processes in the manufacture, fabrication, testing and troubleshooting of critical consumable component.This role is responsible for factory metrics such as yield, cycle time, and capacity.Designs process and manufacturing tooling solutions to influence factory metrics.Designs and executes test plans to qualify changes in manufacturing process.Interfaces with design engineering in coordinating the release of new products.Maintains records and reporting systems for coordination of manufacturing operations.Additionally, this role may review proposals of outside vendors regarding the purchase of new or modernization of existing production/processing equipment.As well as works in a cross functional team to deliver industrialized production process.

  • Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods.
  • Designs and executes qualification tests for manufacturing process or equipment changes.
  • Creates assembly and test processes and procedures.
  • Applies statistical methods to analyze in line and end user quality data.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data acquired during test using programs such as MS Excel, MS Access, JMP, Minitab and Lab View.Makes recommendations for process or design modifications based on analysis.
  • Builds and maintains databases.
  • Investigates and reports root cause of problems, follows up with corrective actions.
  • Prepares, analyzes and reports factory metrics (test data, yield data, cycle-time data, material notifications, etc…) on a regular basis.
  • Works with design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods.
  • Coordinates Special Build activities between Engineering and Manufacturing.
  • Leads and/or participates as a member of cross-functional Teams.
  • Conducts time and efficiency studies and develops improved processes based on findings.
  • Coordinates and/or implements CO changes and deviation activities to flow through manufacturing. Creates and maintains track record.
  • Participates in daily factory meeting and drives for resolutions of big hitter problems.
  • Participates in sub-system design reviews and evaluates the new product designs for manufacturability, quality, and reliability.
  • Implements containment and corrective actions.
  • Creates data collection schemes.
  • Develops / refines business processes.
  • Facilitates completion of prototype and pilot production units to meet schedule requirements.
  • Deliver technical support to contribute to rapid solutions of complex technical issues.
  • Arrange proper follow up to minimize impact on cycle time.
  • Prevent disturbances from re-occurring by feeding issue resolution in cooperation with Production Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Design & Engineering.
  • Enable self-supportiveness of the 1st line by knowledge sharing and development.
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Job description subject to change at any time.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relative Science or Engineering discipline (Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering strongly preferred).
  • 8+ years of experience; Minimum of four (4) years of experience in a cleanroom or factory setting
  • Advanced experience using one or more of the following software packages: Excel, MS Access, LabVIEW, JMP, MS Project, LabVIEW, Visual Basic and Java or equivalent programming knowledge are desired but not required.
  • Competence in electrical, software and mechanical troubleshooting and functions preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Familiarity of DOE (Design of Experiments) techniques.
  • Familiarity with LEAN Manufacturing concepts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the company - Technicians to Management.
  • Must be comfortable with a rapidly changing work environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities without jeopardizing project schedule.
  • Understand BOM (Bill-Of-Material) structuring fundamentals.


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.
  • 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.

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

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 20 pounds. Can we be more specific:Must be willing to lift up to 20 pounds and spend the majority of time (greater than 90% less break time) on the floor working on tools and in the factory.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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.

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 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.

May require travel dependent on company needs.

The California base annual salary / hourly range for this role is currently $91,875 - $153,125. Pay scales are determined by role, level, location and alignment with market data. Individual pay is determined through interviews and an assessment of several factors that that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to, job-related skills, relevant education and experience, certifications, abilities of the candidate and pay relative to other team members. Our recruiters can share more information about our bonus program, benefits and equity during the hiring process.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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