System Performance Engineer

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands



Work experience

0-1 year, 2-3 years

Educational background

Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Other technical backgrounds



Workplace type



Full time

Job ID: J-00281913

Introduction to the job

As a system performance engineer, you’ll test our deep ultraviolet (DUV) lithography systems after they are fully assembled in the cleanroom factories. A remarkable and unique environment to work in.

Do you like work where you follow procedures, perform tests and value punctuality? Do you want to be part of a dynamic and innovating working environment and be crucial to further strengthen our manufacturing process? In that case, ASML is looking for you!

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Role and responsibilities

Running the business: As a system performance engineer, you will accurately calibrate, qualify and perform manual actions on our DUV systems according to agreed specifications, quality standards and delivery times by logging in to the machine via your laptop. You recognize and report (structural) problems and give support in solving these problems when required. Communication is key: identifying, informing and involving the relevant stakeholders is crucial to keep the process running.

Improving the business: Be involved in working on improvements. Identify waste in our processes and contribute/take the lead in initiating improvement projects that leads to cycle time reduction by using 4C, A3 and just do it as problem solving methods.

As a system performance engineer you’ll focus on:

  • Quality: perform calibration, adjustment, performance and system qualification tests on ASML products and/or (sub) systems in accordance with established specifications. Recognize and report (structural) problems and give support in solving these problems when required;

  • Production: ensure system progress by achieving an amount of tests guided by strict procedures;

  • New Products: contribute to the pilot process and transition from pilot to volume production. Execute and improve procedures, processes, protocol etc;

  • Teamwork: able to work in a multi-cultural team with mutual respect within a high-tech environment. Contribute to the team by sharing your knowledge amongst your colleagues. Bring up improvement ideas and contribute to implement them when feasible and possible;

  • Knowledge and skills: acquire sufficient knowledge of new and established products and processes, modifications, sub-modules and complete systems;

  • Reporting: process and administrate information in SAP and reporting of the machine status in the machine logbook according to the way of working;

  • Communication: synchronize, plan and execute manual adjustments. Inform technical support in case of disturbances. Keep the system owner/team leader informed in case of disturbance in progress. Inform the material handler in case of material ordering or returning;

Education and experience

  • Secondary vocational degree (MBO+) in mechatronics, electronics, mechanics, software or VAPRO-C. MBO candidates are only considered if they posses 3-5 years of relevant work experience;

  • Preferred: experience in a high-tech production environment, e.g. electronics, ICT hardware, aircraft construction, precision engineering or maintenance.


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve. Being creative 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 as a system performance engineer, you’ll need the following skills:

  • Excellent communication skills in English;

  • Interest in other technical and business processes;

  • Independent, enterprising, purposeful and flexible;

  • Service orientated and team worker;

  • Structured way of working;

  • Able/willing to work mainly with computers in a remote testing environment.

  • Manual skills to be able to perform adjustments, part swaps etc
  • Troubleshooting and analytical skills


Other information

Please take the time to write your motivation for this specific position. Write about why you find your experience and profile matching with this vacancy. Without a motivational letter we will not process your application.

Also note that as a System Performance Engineer, you will work in 5 shifts. This includes working during nights and weekend days.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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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.

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.

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