Quality Engineering/Group Lead - Guaranteed sign on bonus and relocation


In a nutshell


Wilton, US



Work Experience

4-9 years

Educational Background

Other technical backgrounds



Remote Work


Time Type

Full time

Job ID: J-00282072

Introduction to the job

Join ASML Wilton today to receive your sign on bonus and relocation. 

*Offer valid for Wilton, CT new hire offers made between now and December 31, 2023. 

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.

ASML in Wilton CT (US) is seeking a Group Lead to manage the factory Quality Engineering team here in Wilton Connecticut. The QE team is part of the Quality department within the Operational Excellence and Wilton Operations organization. This person will lead a team of quality engineers who have the responsibility to further develop defect prevention strategies and programs such as SPC for Wilton’s new and existing products. These products include optical, opto-mechanical, opto-electronic, electronic, mechanical and mechatronic systems, sub-systems and components. In addition, the team is responsible for driving resolution of internal/external customer quality issues using structured problem solving as well as supporting the manufacturing in various improvement initiatives.

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.

Roles and responsibilities

This is an outstanding opportunity in our Wilton, Connecticut facility to join our Quality Team. In this position you will be responsible for the following key duties:

Lead a team of Quality Engineers responsible for process improvement in the Wilton factory.  People management responsibilities include overall development of expertise within this Quality Engineering team as well as coaching, training, performance management, and assignment of projects.

Statistical Process Control:

  • Champion and contribute to development of variation reduction strategy and data driven improvement.
  • Monitor and drive SPC adoption and effectiveness in Wilton Manufacturing/Engineering.
  • Organize cross sector deep dive reviews of KPI’s and action plans.
  • Work with sectors and SPC Competence for development of ASML SPC standards.
  • Periodic reporting to management on achievements, plans, strategy and status.

Customer Focus:

  • Facilitate Voice of Customer Initiatives for Wilton Factory.
  • Support quality audits as required.
  • Drive resolution of internal and external customer issues with appropriate corrective and preventive actions.

Structured Problem Solving/Continuous Improvement:

  • Provide training and coaching to operations in structured problem-solving techniques (8D, A3, Lean 6 sigma).
  • Lead various quality related continuous improvement initiatives within manufacturing.

Process FMEA:

  • Oversee pFMEA planning and execution for manufacturing processes.
  • Further develop strategy for Quality Engineering group.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor's Degree is required. (Master’s degree preferred) in Industrial Engineering, Applied Physics, Electrical, Mechanical, Optical, Quality, or Mechatronic Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years increasing experience in quality engineering, statistical process control, Measurement System Analysis and other defect prevention tools in a hi-tech manufacturing environment.
  • Must have 3+ years of demonstrated leadership and coaching ability in quality, projects, and/or line management.
  • Solid knowledge and application of structured problem solving, variation reduction and improvement methodologies like 8D, A3 and Lean Six Sigma.
  • ASQ CQE, CMQ/OE and 6 sigma Black belt a plus.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Fluent in English, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • This position may require occasional travel to Europe, Asia and within the US depending on business need.  


  • Result driven-demonstrate ownership and accountability
  • Strong quality focus with commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency and professionalism.
  • Challenges status quo in an appropriate manner when necessary
  • Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements
  • Agile and adapting in approach when need
  • Collaborates with various department organizational levels to achieve consensus
  • Ability to summarize detail results into effective management summaries/reports
  • Ability to plan and execute multiple project tasks
  • Proactive mindset
  • Effective meeting facilitation skills
  • Strong analytical ability with attention to detail
  • Knowledge of mechanical or optical assembly manufacturing processes
  • Ability to assess effective root cause and corrective action
  • Project management skills

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

  • 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. 
  • 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 is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. 
  • The employee must be able to adhere to cleanroom gowning and PPE procedures. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level. 
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • May require travel dependent on company needs.
  • 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.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability 

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