30+ days ago - req4080

Supplier Quality Engineer (mechanics)

Research & Development

Mechanical engineering


Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & Development


3-7 years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Physics, Mechanical engineering



ASML supports the semiconductor industry’s ongoing quest for producing faster, smarter and more energy efficient chips. We are a young, dynamic, international and highly skilled workforce. ASML creates systems that the lithography industry needs to achieve its goals. This can only be accomplished with a strong support of our suppliers.

We are looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) who can take a pivotal role as a linking pin between the ASML Development & Engineering organizations and the suppliers.

Job Mission
As a SQE within Development & Engineering you will be operating in a fast paced and multidisciplinary development environment.

The SCE maintains and develops the relation with the supplier with the purpose to create an optimal engineering collaboration between the supplier and ASML. Using your personal skills, you will work closely together with the supplier & ASML development teams to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of the product generation process, in alignment with the ASML project plan. The main goal of this cross-sector activity is to secure an excellent quality and timely delivery of parts by our Suppliers.

Job Description
Within the D&E organization, the SQE is the primary responsible, from early supplier involvement until the product design and supplier process is mature enough to be released for volume. Using your in-depth technical knowledge, analytic thinking, political antenna and excellent people skills, you work closely with suppliers to build up intimate knowledge of their IP and technological capabilities.
The main responsibilities are:
• Coordinating role with respect to all SQE activities (incl. other SQE colleagues) within the allocated project.
• Early supplier involvement in the D&E project to secure that technology expertise of ASML and supplier are merged in the best way.
• Ensure that not only parts quality, however, also manufacturability and serviceability aspects are covered in the design phase.
• Document the D&E project collaboration, including supplier & ASML responsibilities and roles via a Statement of Work (SoW).
• New product introduction (NPI) and supplier selection.
• Deliverables that secure parts quality from suppliers in the ASML product generation process, such as:
o Acceptance of the design and/or specification
o Complete & detailed parts qualification process
o Acceptance of qualified parts
o Process flow and Process failure mode effect analysis
o First article inspection
• Define and maintain supplier interface processes, such as:
o Issue resolution
o Qualification deviation
o Configuration & change management
o ASML factory disturbances
• Contribute to supplier development to improve operational excellence by driving execution of existing agreements, improvement actions, and participation in supplier audits.

The SQE is part of the D&E project team and, therefore, interfaces with project leaders, design engineers, architects, manufacturing & customer support engineers, logistics, procurement, etc.

Bachelor or Masters degree in physics / optics, mechatronics, mechanical engineering, electronics or related.

Broad (at least 3 -5 years, preferably >5 years) experience in high-tech industry, and complex modules, with a focus on supplier quality management or part quality or project management in engineering. We encourage candidates with experience with Quality systems and – methods to apply for this vacancy(preferably Six Sigma Green of Black Belt) as well as candidates with experience in engineering towards production processes.

Personal skills
The following personal skills are crucial for a successful execution:
• Supplier Management
• Ability to initiate, influence and steer without formal authority.
• Strong networker with good negotiating skills
• Strong communicator.
• Ability to switch between complex matters and high-level conclusions.
• Self-propelling, showing initiative and drive.
• Flexible, result driven and committed.
• Team player
• Process oriented
• Fluent in English

Context of the position
Within ASML, D&E is responsible for the planning, development, and delivery of integrated solutions that meet business requirements. This responsibility also includes the specification and trade-offs across sectors.

The department supplies resources, means and methods and technology to ensure the parts quality in all product phases. The SQE interfaces with suppliers, project leads development, customer Support, Manufacturing, Engineers and Procurement.

Depending on the supplier and project this position might require frequent travelling (multiple times per quarter).