EUV Factory Process Engineer - SME


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands



Work Experience

2-3 years, 4-9 years

Educational Background

Other technical backgrounds



Remote Work


Job ID: J-00284773

Introduction to the job

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 headquarters are in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

To secure future demand, EF Engineering within the EUV factory, centralized it’s improvement capability for their engineering processes. This “Process & Improvement” department consist out of business domain architects, project leads and process engineers. The aim is to enable short leadtimes (factory cycle time), high efficiency and short ‘time to market’ for Production by improving our engineering capabilities.

This Process Engineer position is the crucial subject matter expert in EUV Factory for these process improvements.

There are process engineer job openings on several domains, e.g. SPC process control, structural solve and prevent, diagnostics within disturbance management, Work preparation process with respect to Sequence and scheduling.

Role and responsibilities

Job Mission

In this role you are the expert of one or more processes in the EUV Factory. Together with the Business architects you investigate and formulate (future) business needs and co-create the envisioned target state. Based on these target states the business architects together with you and the project/ portfolio leads initiate improvements which will be led by either a Project lead or a product owner.

Job Description

Your role is to lead and execute (project) activities from a content point of view. In order to be successful in your job you need to make sure your expert knowledge stays up-to-date. To ensure that, you will think of ways of staying connected to relevant key-users throughout the company. You will pro-actively search for relevant knowledge and improvement potential within your domain(s). For this you regularly asses your processes amongst others.

A diverse set of activities can be requested depending on the type and phase of an improvement:

- Creating and/or providing input for business cases

- Providing WBS items for the project planning

- Gathering, providing and writing requirements / user stories

- Analyzing and documenting processes (as-is, to-be, gap, work instructions, etc)

- Analyzing of and reporting on process performance

- Defining, writing and maintaining standards and templates

- Ensure that processes adhere to standards and policies

- Ensuring that project progress is in line with the architectural target state

- Creating and give training / knowledge transfers

Next to projects also ad-hoc requests are expected. For this you are capable of doing a first intake and organize yourself to also ensure proper follow-up. This could mean that you will also lead short term improvement initiatives yourselves.

You are successful in your role when the organization recognizes you as the go-to-person for your domain(s).

Next to your core job and based on your own interest there are also opportunities in facilitating workshops (eg VSM, planning, Requirements gathering, process mapping, brainstorming) and development/maintenance of reporting / tools / sharepoint amongst others.

Education and experience


Bachelor or Master

Certifications in Six sigma, project management, requirements engineering, Agile, Problem Solving, Lean Manufacturing are preferred


- Broad business knowledge preferably in manufacturing context.

- Preferably experience in project participation

- Preferably experience in problem solving

- Preferably some years ASML experience.

- Preferably Business / data analyst experience (eg spotfire, power BI, SP)


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:

- Process minded. Define processes and protocols.

- Enterprising, customer and goal-oriented and plenty of initiative (pro-active).

- Structured and analytic.

- Stakeholder management: Effective interpersonal skills; able to convince others; persistent.

- Focused on quality and continuous improvement.

- Flexible, can cope with stress.

-Teamwork, good social skills.

- Proficient in English language.

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

Context of the position

The sector Operations is responsible for the production of ASML systems. The EUV Factory (EF) produces the newest generation NXE and EXE wafer scanners. Within this EUV Factory, EF Engineering (EF-ENG) continuously adapts, optimizes and supports the production processes. With the growing size of factory and resulting engineering demand, and the growing need for processes improvements, a new team is created recently: EF-ENG-Process & Improvement. PE Production Engineering (competence engineers working on tech content), FLS (tech support) and TS (tech New Product Introduction support) are technical and operational focused roles in EFENG. The new P&I team has dedicated focus on processes and improvements.

This team consists of 2 groups:

- PA&PL, a group of business Process Architects and Project Leads

- Process Engineers, a group process experts (SME)

The Process Engineer reports to the GL of Process Engineering (~20 FTE), who reports to the manager P&I (30-40 FTE), who reports to the director ENG (~400 FTE) being an EF senior staff member.

Other information 

- Regular office hours

- Training, coaching and further growth potential will get sufficient attention in this spot.

- Depending on initiatives travel might be required occasionally

If you have interest in this position, please upload your CV and cover letter.
Without cover letter we will not proceed.

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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.


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