Six Sigma Black Belt

Research & development

Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Other technical job categories



Published: 13 days ago Job ID: J-00260454-534

Introduction to the job

Are you our new Change Agent who would like to develop the Development & Engineering (D&E) competence in the field of Design for Six Sigma Quality by training and coaching architects? Would you lead engineers to achieve better quality of our DE solutions? This job requires more than excellent technical ability alone, you also need the vision and leadership to inspire, convince and motivate others.

As a Change Agent, you like to develop the Development & Engineering (D&E) competence in the field of Design for Six Sigma / Quality by training and coaching architects and lead engineers to achieve better quality of our D&E solutions. Robust Design is an area that is not familiar for all engineers yet, but that is changing rapidly since the customer expects this from ASML. That’s why, as an ASML Robust Design Black Belt, you will not only need excellent technical skills but also the ability to network and communicate with other ASML people to keep the notion of Robust Design at the top of everyone’s mind. You must get involved and stay involved with new module designs and their creators, and maintain Robust Design issues at the level of importance they require.

Role and responsibilities

By helping to build further and maintain the ASML Robust Design & DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) methodology, you will play a central role in continuing the commercial success of the world’s leading provider of lithography systems for semiconductors. It is a commercial success that is founded on three business essentials: innovation, time-to-market and a robust design, so your technical skills will be vital. In addition to those technical skills you will deploy your communication skills and your persistence to continuously influence others and maintain Robust Design as a key performance indicator for the whole of ASML. You won’t be doing this alone, you will be part of the Six Sigma competence team of ASML and work also with other sectors within ASML to achieve an End-to End result.

Activities drill down to:

  • Leading or supporting the implementation of DFSS in ASML product developments
  • Expert support for complex statistical or DFSS related problems.
  • Influencing the ASML organization, engaging key decision makers for Six Sigma.
  • Taking ownership for (a part of) a DFSS training (e.g. Yellow Belt training)
  • Training / coaching (NPI) teams “on the spot”.
  • Coaching of individual Green Belt trainees.
  • Give input into D&E DFSS strategy/roadmap

You will be part of the Six Sigma competence team within the Robust Design group. You will report to the Group Leader Robust Design. The primary internal interfaces are Project Leaders and Designers from the subsystem assigned, Reliability Engineers and other DFSS (Black) Belts.

Within ASML, the sector Development & Engineering (D&E) is responsible for the specification, design and engineering of the ASML products. In this sector, departments such as Mechatronics, Mechanics and Electronics specify, design and qualify the various modules of the ASML products. Each department consists of discipline and function oriented groups where emphasis lies on particular competences or functions in ASML equipment.

Education and experience

  • MSc or PhD. in a technical direction.
  • (Master) Black Belt - DFSS certification.
  • 10+ years of work experience in complex technically driven and international organization(s)
  • Experience in High Capital, Low Volume markets is a plus.
  • Proven (senior) quality management skills (including Six Sigma)


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:

  • Excellent change management skills.
  • Excellent coaching skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical 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.

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