Cost Engineer - Mechanical- Guaranteed sign on bonus and relocation

Research & development

Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US


Research & development

Work Experience

3-7 years

Job Category

Other technical job categories

Job ID: J-00267731-523

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.

As a Cost Engineer (CE) within Development & Engineering, you will be operating in a fast paced and multidisciplinary development environment. Using your personal and technical skills, you will work closely with suppliers ,sourcing, and ASML development team to lead value creation and drive Cost of Goods reduction for Wilton’s new products across multiple projects. These new products will include high precision mechanical and mechatronic systems, electrical, optical, opto-mechanical, sub-systems and components. You will need to utilize your knowledge of raw materials, manufacturing process flows, capabilities, and setup, machining (milling, turning, EDM, etc) time, and advance manufacturing techniques to create and assess value and cost down opportunities.

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

As a cost engineer within D&E, you will play a key role in new product development and maturity activities, including:

  • Estimate new design manufacturing costs for complex parts and assemblies and prepare cost estimates to support the development of new products in a fast paced, highly technical environment to ensure cost of goods remain in line with budget.
  • Drive down Cost of Goods (Parts & modules) by influencing design on manufacturability and costs.
  • Provide adequate transparency in Product Costing for both Technical costs and Business uplifts.
  • Create more value and cost down opportunities through deepen assessments of Factory Standard Costs and simulate Supplier & Supply Chain Costs.
  • Make parts virtually on our software to determine the optimal cost of the parts and assemblies.
  • Meet with design engineers and influence the design using your knowledge of optimal manufacturing practices.
  • Be comfortable negotiating Technical cost with suppliers to drive down high volume part costs (i.e. milling times, setup analysis, tooling, etc.).
  • Work with Sourcing and Procurement in visiting suppliers to validate and negotiate technical costs.
  • Collaborate with Development and Engineering, competences, and use the estimated manufacturing cost to influence solution down selection.
  • Creation of manufacturing process flows for manufacturability and cost calculations based on those flows.
  • Technical improvement projects in supply chain operations.
  • Value Engineering and cost-reduction projects.
  • Working closely with suppliers on technical aspects, process development, manufacturing flow.

Education and experience

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Optics (or similar) or equivalent experience.
  • BS with minimum of 8 years work experience.
  • MSc with minimum 5 years work experience.

Based on education level as outlined above, relevant work experience must have taken place in a high-tech environment in the field of process development, design engineering, manufacturing or a combination including experience with:

  • 3 or more years of direct experience in the practice of high-end precision manufacturing of high precision mechanics and mechatronics assembly with qualification.
  • Understanding of manufacturing techniques including 5 axis CNC machining, EDM, bonding and joining, materials, coatings, additive manufacturing, automation/robotization, and precision measurement.
  • Knowledge of manufacturability of raw material manufacturing like stainless steel, titanium, casting, extrusion, high end plastics, etc.
  • Experience with manufacturing complex components and assemblies and a general understanding of costs.
  • Experience in electrical components, including designing boards and cables, experience in PCB visual and functional testing, manufacturing processes experience: detailed knowledge of manufacturing techniques for cables/connectors, PCB Assembly, programmable logic and electrical rack/cabinet assembly is a plus.
  • Specific experience with costing, quoting, estimating, and value chain mapping.
  • Understanding of supplier and supply chain (advanced) manufacturing capabilities and preferable their financial value stream and costs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.


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, documents and engineering drawings.
  • 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 negotiation skills during interactions with suppliers and other ASML sectors. Ability to initiate, influence and steer without formal authority.
  • Proven ability to drive down Cost of parts and assemblies by influencing design on manufacturability and costs.

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

  • 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 two days a week).
  • 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, five days per week.

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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