Operations Program Manager - NPI/NXE

Projects, Programs and Change

In a nutshell


Wilton, US


Projects, Programs and Change

Work Experience

4-9 years

Educational Background

Other technical backgrounds



Remote Work

No (not at all)

Time Type

Full time

NEW Job ID: J-00266122

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.

The Operations NPI Program Manager will lead the implementation of critical opto-mechanical modules in the Wilton Factory. This person will be responsible for NPI activities for products that have cross functional deliverables from both the optics and assembly organizations and for supplier deliverables. He/She will follow the ASML new production introduction process including key decision milestones and design reviews. The candidate will need to interact with development engineering project teams, report on production readiness, industrialization plans, proto schedules, and cost estimates and act as point of contact for their assigned module, reporting to senior leadership on status and planning. The candidate will lead matrixed cross functional teams to develop roadmaps to meet critical manufacturing KPIs such as move rate capability, cycle time and labor hours. This person will then drive their team to identify actions to meet targets identified in the roadmap. The candidate will evaluate products for make/buy decisions, taking into account the manufacturing competencies and cost or time to market for a competitive advantage for ASML in technology. This person will be responsible for engaging the cross-sectoral team to drive outsourcing initiatives with the goal of aligning current product line with the vision of the future factory business portfolio. 

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

  • Develop manufacturing readiness plans to introduce new products into production. This should include timelines, key milestones for prototype readiness, as well as ramp to pilot and volume.

  • Identify and mitigate risks to program introduction.

  • Develop the facility expansion plans, if needed, to handle new projects.

  • Communicate clear plans to management.

  • Manage the cross functional team.

  • Summarize budgetary needs for capital equipment and headcount.

  • Clear reporting and escalation of issues/ barriers to senior management.

  • Contribute to the strategic long term planning and manufacturing roadmap of ASML.

  • Establish and drive outsourcing projects. This includes obtaining funding, developing tooling plans, working with development engineering to upgrade documentation, and managing qualification plans.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical field, or equivalent experience.

  • 8 years' experience in Project Leadership Role.

  • Has interfaced with internal/external customers at a technical and task management level.

  • Experience in new product introduction to a high-volume manufacturing environment.

  • Familiar with lean/six-sigma manufacturing methodologies.

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.

  • Experience in ERP (preference SAP).


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 analytical skills and highly accurate.

  • Highly motivated, takes initiative.

  • Project Management skills and experience.

  • Works well in a dynamic environment.

  • Strong Negotiation skills.

  • Able to influence at high level within matrix organization.

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

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.

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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