Technical Support Engineer


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands



Work Experience

0-1 year, 2-3 years

Educational Background

Physics, Mechanical Engineering



Remote Work

No (not at all)

Time Type

Full time

Job ID: J-00282121

Introduction to the job

Do you like to troubleshoot and do you have strong analytical skills, complimented with a technical / engineering background? Are you challenged by providing quality solutions for technical disturbances? Then our Technical Support department is where you should be! We value mutual respect, teamwork and are proud to troubleshoot and propose improvements on a world class production process while having fun in our jobs. The role of Technical Support Engineer offers a unique and challenging job in which you have many opportunities for career growth. You will receive continuous training to develop your skills.

So, are you in possession of a technical bachelor's degree? Apply now as a Technical Support Engineer. Watch the video to learn more about ASML and the advanced lithography systems we produce: ASML in 1 minute

Role and responsibilities

As a Technical Support Engineer Optics you are responsible to analyze and solve complex technical disturbances at our Deep Ultra-Violet (DUV) systems, with a minimum impact on cycle time. Depending on the nature of the issue it may need an analytical or hands-on approach.

You will deliver first line support during the build of modules, module integration to a system, calibrating, qualifying and installation at the customer site. Because of this end-to-end production process approach you will work in Veldhoven as well as in the field at our customer’s sites (up to ~15%). You will be working in 2-shift and every 4 weeks you have to work during the weekend (Sat/Sun 7.00-16.00). 

As a Technical Support Engineer Optics, you are:

  • Supporting: first line - hands-on and analytical - troubleshoot support for volume production within our factory and third line support for the install organization;
  • Troubleshooting: point out structural problems to be solved structurally or to have a countermeasure;
  • Controlling KPI’s: monitor the quality and timing of problems and their implementation, including technical realization;
  • Transferring knowledge: actively seek and transfer knowledge within Pilot production;
  • Cooperating: work closely together with other support departments to secure effective problem analysis and continuity;
  • Taking initiative: take the lead by executing plans, undertake the right actions on time;
  • Creative: focus on finding more solutions to one problem, and perceive the problem in multiple ways;
  • Multitasking: even when multiple tasks are executed at the same time you deliver work with quality and respect delivery deadlines.

Education and experience

To help us tackle the technical challenges we face, we are looking for:

  • A technical bachelor's (preferred) degree in the direction of: Applied Physics or Mechanical Engineering;
  • Preferably 0-2 years of hands-on experience in a technical production environment;
  • Experience with troubleshooting: analyzing problems, finding root-cause and determining solution;
  • Knowledge of quality improvement methods;
  • Knowledge and experience with (technical) project management;
  • Experience in problem analysis of products and processes;
  • The following competences: social, initiative, pro-active, flexible, problem solver, team player.

Diversity and 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

Please add your complete, recent CV and cover letter for this position to your application. A motivational letter is mandatory: why do you want to work at Technical Support? 

We can't process your application without the above mentioned documents.

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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