Team Lead, Optical Fabrication Spherical (3rd Shift)- Guaranteed sign on bonus and relocation


In a nutshell


Wilton, US



Work Experience

4-9 years

Educational Background

Other technical backgrounds



Remote Work

No (not at all)

Time Type

Full time

Job ID: J-00272910

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 m Team Lead, Optical Fabrication- 3rd shift. 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.

You will effectively lead the 1st shift Optics manufacturing for Spherical operations. You will have managerial responsibilities for 10+ optical technicians. You will ensure safe, on-time delivery of high quality product to your customers while leading improvements in process and operational effectivity and efficiency. You will continuously seek out, foster, and spearhead improvements to all aspects of your operational area. You will engage in adoption and industrialization of new products and new processes through a strong partnership with Production and Development Engineers. You love being a team player that enjoys the success of team members as much as you enjoy personal success.

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 an Optical Fabrication Shift Team Leader, you will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining alignment of individual, team, and area goals to department and Company objectives.

  • Creating employee annual performance goals and coaching and mentoring your team of technicians for daily success.

  • Partnering with employees to create professional development action plans.

  • Developing competencies within the team that focus on technical skills, continuous improvement, teambuilding, and cross-training.

  • With minimal supervision, leading a team of technicians to deliver precision optics while meeting or exceeding department and product Key Performance Indicators. These include, but are not limited to: 5S safety; product first pass yield; on-time delivery; production lead time reduction; labor efficiency and labor hour accuracy; and workforce development and upskilling.

  • Anticipating resource requirements and allocating accordingly in order to meet shift goals.

  • Creating, maintaining, and monitoring work schedules with clearly defined priorities.

  • Transparently highlighting any product or performance issues and escalating requests for help as needed.

  • Facilitating identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives within your area.

  • Partnering with Production Engineering to systematically improve processes for increased efficiency and product quality.

  • Displaying structured systematic problem solving, innovative problem resolution, and encouraging new ideas and methods that are applied with rigorous experimentation and change control.

  • Leading by example, encourage personal motivation in an effort to achieve world class quality and performance.

  • Working effectively with peers across shifts to meet goals and maintain production continuity.

  • Communicating effectively to gain buy-in from technicians and influence department leaders.

  • Administrative duties including time and attendance record-keeping and performance/merit reviews.

  • Administering and enforcing company policies and procedures in a direct and consistent manner.

  • Working with Human Resources on disciplinary issues and hiring decisions.

Education and experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent experience.

  • Bachelor degree desired (in a science or engineering field preferred) OR At least 5 years of supervisory/leadership experience in manufacturing or related field OR 5 years of direct optics fabrication experience.

  • Strong manufacturing operation acumen.

  • Strong LEAN manufacturing and Continuous Improvement experience- you can demonstrate a history of operational improvement through effective collaboration with your employees and across your partner organizations.

  • Computer proficiency with MS Outlook 365 applications, with knowledge of SAP or comparable ERP system.

  • Familiar with ISO9001 and ISO14001. Direct working experience in a ISO certified environment desirable.

  • Prior optical fabrication and Spherical experience a plus, but not required.


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 interpersonal, coaching, and teambuilding skills.

  • Strong analytical skills- capable of translating requirements into an executable schedule.

  • Strong problem solving skills- able to identify and structurally solve problems in a timely manner.

  • Use data and sound judgment in decision making.

  • Constructively challenge the status quo in search of a better way.

  • Situational leadership skills to balance mandates for urgency with buy-in for structural change.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and manage changing priorities.

  • Ability to effectively communicate and engage in one on one and small groups settings of technicians, engineers, and management.

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

  • May be exposed to moving mechanical parts, solvents and tooling.

  • May also be exposed to laser energy and magnetic fields.

  • Production areas are maintained at 70 to 75 degrees and 35-50% RH.

  • The noise level in the manufacturing areas is usually moderate.

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.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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