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A hands-on career in optics

Do you enjoy working with technology and your hands? Explore a career as an optical technician at ASML, where you’ll not only craft glass into parts so exact that they can focus on laser beams, but you’ll help us make big strides in tiny microchips.

Optical Technician – Early Career

You don’t need a college degree to achieve a successful career in optical technology. If you have phenomenal mechanical or technical skills – think cleanroom, CNC tools, auto repair, carpentry or DIY home remodeling – you can join the world of precision optics at ASML.

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Experienced Optical Technician

We’re looking for skilled optical technicians to join our process-driven manufacturing team. Knowledge of optical handling is vital to this role, but strong critical thinking, the ability to stay calm under pressure, and pride in your work are traits that will set you apart.

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Optical Engineer

As an optical engineer, you will work with a multi-discipline engineering team to define, develop and support optical/photonic sensor systems and test equipment used within ASML’s photolithography machines and metrology equipment. Within these systems, you’ll fine light sources, detectors, optical/electro-optical components, fiber optics, electronics and signal processing. Daily you will push the boundaries of optics by creating state-of-the-art polishing and coating technologies as well as ultra-fast precision mechatronics for our chipmaking machines.


The optical light path inside an EUV machine

Take a look at the inner workings of our extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography machine as you follow the full light path from source to wafer.

Light is generated in the EUV source, sent into the illuminator that controls the light beam, and reflects off the mask with the chip pattern before being focused in the projection optics and exposing the silicon wafer.

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Alisia Vega, Senior Optical TechnicianAlisia Vega, Senior Optical Technician

“We have people from all over the world and inclusion. We have the opportunity to learn from each other and all our different backgrounds and perspectives. That is a big win for us as a team.”

Alanna Mohammed, Quality Control InspectorAlanna Mohammed, Quality Control Inspector

“ASML is helping me take the next step in my career by assisting me with my tuition and giving me on the job training. Everyone is up to challenge you and it is a great place to be successful.”

Mike Mercer, Optical TechnicianMike Mercer, Optical Technician

“With no polishing or generating experience whatsoever, ASML gave me an opportunity. In a short period of time, I have learned from highly-skilled engineers processes and have exceeded my own expectations.”

JP Clarke, Production EngineerJP Clarke, Production Engineer

“The biggest inspiration for me is being able to see that our products are making a huge difference on human advancement. It’s definitely an environment that encourages collaboration and I feel very much at home.”