Technical Project Manager- Guaranteed sign on bonus and relocation

Projects, Programs and Change

In a nutshell


Wilton, US


Projects, Programs and Change

Work Experience

4-9 years

Educational Background

Physics, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Other technical backgrounds



Remote Work


Time Type

Full time

NEW Job ID: J-00275876

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 Advanced Development Center at ASML in Wilton, Connecticut is seeking a Project Leader focusing on the development and industrialization of wafer clamping systems used in Extreme Ultra Violet (EUV) Lithography. Advanced Development Center (ADC) is an multi-disciplinary group of engineers and scientists focused on developing learning loop solutions, prototyping of next generation wafer & reticle clamping systems and industrialization of prototypes that meet the system performance requirement.

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

The main job function is to project manage and coordinate a cross-functional team on activities related to the development of a vacuum optical metrology system, its mechatronic automation, and its industrialization.


  • Provide leadership and direction to a team of up to 15 engineers, physicists, material scientists, data analysts, and metrologists.
  • Develop metrology tooling, software and processes needed to create a manufacturable product (new and rework), meeting the performance requirements over the lifetime of next generation reticle clamping systems.
  • Plan and prioritize team activities (create detailed plans, define deliverables for the engineers, identify the critical path of the project, balance scope, resources and timeline, execute on-time delivery that meets the ASML product/roadmap needs, ensures linkage of all project plans to the overall master plan, etc.).
  • Perform Key Decision and status roll up for the Product Cluster Manager and Functional Architect.
  • Drive team execution according to the project schedule.
  • Delegate tasks to team members and control the work load, balancing business priorities with team capabilities.
  • Manage the team structure, setting up such that it matches the work breakdown structure.
  • Escalate issues in a proactive and structured way.
  • Interface between Development Engineering, Production Engineering, Customer Support, Logistics and Procurement.
  • Review designs to ensure it is suitable for the manufacturing environment.
  • Contribute to the rapid solution of complex problems, taking the necessary initiative to identify and implement practical solutions.
  • Bring knowledge to bear on (new) product development projects, in order to foresee production problems in the design phase, improving the manufacturability of the product and test designs.
  • Perform data analysis to examine problematic trends in key process parameters, collaborate with engineers for root cause analysis and solution development.
  • With support from engineers, create and design production tooling and qualification tests.
  • Review design documents, procedures and specifications.
  • Validate technical work instructions.
  • Evaluate and disposition failed parts, with proposed solutions for structural problems.
  • Review Failure Analysis Reports from suppliers and customers and help validate the root cause of the failure.
  • Interface with internal and external customers regarding the build and test of assemblies and final products.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree or PhD in Material Science, Physics, Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering field equivalent experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5+ years in a technical project management role.
  • Master’s Degree or PhD with 2+ years in a technical project management role.
  • Experience in manufacturing of high precision opto-mechanical systems, tribology, thin-film coatings, metrology equipment, material characterization and data analytics.
  • Project planning, organization experience and in leading a team.
  • Experience in the field of technical manufacturing engineering and quality methodologies such as statistical process control and FMEA.


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.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both written and oral.


  • Capacity to lead cross-functional engineers and technicians in executing activities related to the development, integration, and delivery of complex systems.
  • Exhibit complete ownership of the deliverables.

Problem Solving:

  • Expertise at anticipating and solving complex problems in manufacturing of wafer/reticle clamping systems.
  • Ability to lead the development team in the use analytical processes (e.g. 8Ds, fault trees, Ishikawa diagrams, etc.) to develop test plans that determine problem root cause.

Mentoring and Coaching:

  • Dedicate time and effort to define “bandwidth” limits, selecting, developing, coaching and engaging.
  • Recognizes contribution of individual team members.
  • Is able to lead collaborative problem solving session with Design Engineers and Architects.
  • Coaches and manages the project leads from Engineering, Research and Operations teams.

Communication and Stakeholder Management:

  • Capability to clearly communicate progress and status of ongoing activities to managers and customers.
  • Defines goals, analyses, proposes, drives problem solving based on clear and timely updates, communicates when deliverables cannot be met and proactively asks for support.
  • Shows the flexibility to adapt to different styles.

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.

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