Optical Fabrication Technician - 3rd Shift- Guaranteed sign on bonus and relocation


In a nutshell


Wilton, US



Work Experience

0-1 year, 2-3 years

Educational Background

Other technical backgrounds, Other non-technical backgrounds



Remote Work

No (not at all)

Time Type

Full time

Job ID: J-00280687

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.

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

  • 10:00pm-630am Sunday - Thursday.

An Optical Fabrication Technician will be responsible for:

  • Complying with safety requirements and participating in safety improvements within your work center.

  • Maintaining area, tooling, and equipment to 5S area standards.

  • Identifying and escalating any unsafe conditions.

  • Strictly adhering to processing standards and work instructions to obtain consistent quality results.

  • Actively monitoring optical processing equipment and responding as appropriate to ensure desired results.

  • Handling delicate optical components and visually identifying any abnormal characteristics.

  • Identifying and escalating any product or process quality concerns in a timely manner.

  • Performing assigned work content to support area and factory schedule execution.

  • Learning and applying skills to tackle progressively more challenging products.

  • Identifying and contributing to continuous improvement initiatives in how your work is defined and performed, and more broadly within your area, to improve safety, quality, output, and cycle time.

  • Collaborating with production engineering and manufacturing management to improve operational efficiencies and effectivity.

  • Accurately recording time and attendance.

  • Transacting work activity in shop floor control system including documenting processing delays or quality issues.

  • Adhering to company policies and procedures.

  • Learn to inspect and create map of glass surfaces showing all minute defects.

  • Learn to clean optical surfaces of all particles and contaminants.

Education and experience

  • High school diploma or GED required or equivalent experience.

  • Associate degree in a vocational trade preferred.

  • Previous experience working in a manufacturing facility or completion of a vocational certification preferable.

  • Use of some of the following: measuring equipment desirable: microscopes, calipers, micrometers, coordinate measuring machine (CMM), interferometer.

  • Data collection and record keeping.

  • Transacting work activities in a shop floor control system.

  • Participating in continuous improvement efforts (quality circles, kaizen events, etc).

  • Work experience or active hobbies that translate to stated job responsibilities and desired personal skills.


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. 

  • Commitment to task and results orientation to complete scheduled activities and report status throughout your shift.

  • Attention to detail to deliver quality results from your processing step, including visually inspecting your work to detect and report any abnormalities.

  • Organization of information and materials.

  • Ability to read and understand gages and other measuring devices.

  • Ability to interpret mathematical and geometrical data. An example would be experience reading and interpreting topographical maps.

  • Ability to effectively communicate written and verbal information.

  • Demonstrated ability to clearly document a problem using facts and data.

  • Accountable for your actions and willingness to engage in problem resolution.

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

  • Care for yourself and others by confronting unsafe behaviors or conditions.

  • Take pride in your work and speak up when observing abnormal conditions in process or product.

  • Self-motivated learner.

  • Dexterity to handle optical components with care.

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.

  • May be required to handle chemicals including HF (Hydroflouric Acid)

  • Production areas are maintained at 70 to 75 degrees and 35-55% relative humidity.

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

  • Ability to lift 35 lbs.

  • May be required to wear Class 10,000 cleanroom garments.

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. 

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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