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Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Research & development

Mechanical engineering


In a nutshell


San Jose - CA, US


Research & development

Work Experience

3-7 years

Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics



Job ID: J-00275716-185

Introduction to the job

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.

Role and responsibilities

As a Sr. Mechanical Engineer, you will design and realize the mechanical modules from concept to final function delivery of the ASML products within spec on time.
This position may require 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 the Company to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

The California base annual salary / hourly range for this role is currently $125,625 - $209,375. 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.

Develop and document mechanical designs for electron beam inspection systems/subsystems from concept to completion and final release to manufacturing.
Create mechanical system/subsystem specifications to meet performance requirements.
Design and modify parts or large scale assemblies using Solidworks/NX.
Create detailed 2D drawings using Solidworks/NX to be used for the manufacture of assemblies and components.
Lead design reviews, error budget development, risk assessment and mitigation, design and execution of experiments, verification processes, validation processes.
Perform structural and thermal FEA.
Evaluate machine shop and vendor components.
Analyze/select materials and verify design accuracy.
Define test plans, perform testing and write test reports.
Transfer design to manufacturing providing necessary documents and trainings.
Work with outside vendors and consultants to develop, analyze and fabricate components and sub-assemblies.
Provide effective presentation and written evaluations to communicate concepts, designs, test results, etc.
Other duties as assigned.
Job description subject to change at any time.

Education and experience

PhD with at least 3 years of working experience in mechanical design or relevant experience
Masters with at least 7 years’ experience in mechanical design or relevant experience
Experience with 3D modeling & 2D detailed drawings using Solidworks/NX.
Experience in designing parts and assemblies for use in high and ultra high vacuum and in high voltage environment.
Knowledge with materials and material selection, manufacturing and cleaning processes used for making components for electron beam inspection systems.
Familiarity with mechanical designs for wafer transport and handling with less particle contaminations.
Ability to develop/conceptualize mechanical system/subsystems based on a set of requirements.
Ability to perform structural and thermal FEA using Solidworks/NX.
Have good working knowledge of vibration analysis.
Must be able to work with team members and with outside contractors, consultants, and machine shops.
Knowledge/hands-on experience with software/technical tools including Solidworks, NX, Teamcenter, etc.
Strong English communication skills – both written and oral, ability to influence, etc.


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.
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.

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

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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