30+ days ago - req7542

Spindle Polishing Technician (3rd Shift)


Optical engineering

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US




0-2 years


High school

Job Category

Optical engineering


ASML 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 main headquarters are located in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and we also have 18 office locations around the United States- including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA.

Job Mission

Without direct supervision prepares, cleans, and coats precision optics using a variety of equipment. Verifies accuracy of finished product and supports process and product development. Maintains vacuum coating systems to maximize chamber utilization. Troubleshooting and quick decision making is needed on a daily basis. The identified candidate must have knowledge of computers and possess excellent visual acuity skills and be detail oriented.
Reports to Group Lead with key interfaces to other departments within Manufacturing, Logistics, more cooperation with PE.

Job Description

Without direct supervision, pitch polish optics to desired specification using spindle polishing machines. Clean, inspect, and test optics using a variety of equipment.Verify the accuracy of finished product, as well as support processes and product development.Accountabilities:
-Ability to polish precision optics on conventional spindles.
-Ability to work safely on fragile, high value optics.
-Perform blocking and unblocking of parts.
-Ability to work with pitch, pressing and cutting laps.
-Perform visual surface inspection of all optical components to ISO standards.
-Protect and clean components.
-Measure work-piece for conformance to specifications using various measuring equipment, including but not limited to the Zygo Interferometer.
-Notifies supervisor of discrepancies.
-Follows written and verbal English work instructions that describe the process and the required measurements.
-Possesses blueprint interpretation skills.
-Be familiar with using the following measurement tools: micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, height gages, and pH meters.
-Maintain a safe operating environment by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
-Candidate will be required to wear PPE where appropriate and embrace the ASML 8S requirements.


High School / trade school graduate / G.E.D, or equivalent experience.


-Proven knowledge (5+ Years) of optical spindle polishing.
-Intermediate mathematical skills including use of basic math and geometry.
-Knowledge of SAP a plus.

Personal skills

-Ability to work individually or in a team setting with other technicians and/or engineers.
-Ability to cross train in a flexible manufacturing cell environment.
-Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and manage changing priorities.
-Ability to effectively communicate one on one and in small groups to operators, management and engineers.

Context of the position

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 occasionally required to move around the campus.
-May require travel dependent on company needs.
-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 and noise level.
-Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
-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.
-Regularly exposed to strong magnetic fields.
-Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, solvents, MRF fluids.
-May be exposed to laser energy.
-Typically handles parts that could weigh up to 50 pounds.
-Will be required to stand, sit, kneel and bend to load and unload the surfaces of the machine tools.
-Production areas are maintained at 70 to 76 degrees and 40 to 50% relative humidity.
-The noise level in the manufacturing areas is usually moderate.
-Occasional travel may be required.

Other information

EEO/AA (W/M/Vets/Disability) Employer.