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Technical Writer

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San Diego - CA, US


Other corporate functions


3-7 years



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ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lithography systems that help enable Moore’s Law and the creation of increasingly powerful and capable electronic devices. Our San Diego-based light source division, Cymer, is renowned for developing both deep ultraviolet (DUV) lithography light sources and next generation extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources.We are a multinational company with over 70 locations in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.We have 18 office locations around the United States including an office in San Diego, CA.

Cymer is part of the ASML family and is the largest supplier of deep ultraviolet light sources used in the semiconductor industry. We are looking for a talented technical writer to join our Technical Writing team. We need someone experienced in developing procedures and technical documentation for highly skilled field service and manufacturing engineers.If you are up for a challenge, and are excited about the prospect of being a part of the supporting our Field Service Engineers and Manufacturing and are willing to learn new skills, we may have just the position for you!

If you have a passion for technology and innovation you’ll want to check us out. Be a part of ASML. Be a part of progress.

One Company, One Goal, Limitless Innovation. It's our people that make the difference.

Job Mission

The mission of this position is to provide our global workforce with clear, accurate and highly usable service procedures, and to continuously improve product documentation to reduce service time and maintain customer satisfaction by keeping our products’ performance optimized.

Job Description

Tasks include developing procedures and technical documentation courses for external and internal customers on highly technical laser systems.

Writing tasks include:

  • Authoring documentation utilizing standard authoring tools

  • Convert a document to a different format (FrameMaker to MS Word, MS Word to XML).

  • Plan, develop, organize, write and edit operational procedures and manuals

  • Research, develop and document technical design specifications and test scripts

  • Produce electronic documentation

  • Maintain a comprehensive library of technical terminology and documentation

  • Analyze documents to maintain continuity of style of content

  • Conduct updates and revisions to technical literature

  • Processing field feedback and implementing changes in existing documentation

  • Conduct technical reviews of documentation

  • Validate technical processes and procedures

  • Write technical documentation in correct Technical English

  • Edit technical documentation for spelling, grammar, and style per a style guide

  • Converts input from an Engineer and/or development documentation into a suitable document for the target audience using specifications and standards

  • Can create a good balance between text and graphical elements

  • Participate in technical documentation development and project meetings


  • Strong technical background with Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Technical Field; or equivalent experience and education.


  • Minimum of 3-5 years in technical writing, field service or equivalent technical experience required.

  • Expertise in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Working knowledge of FrameMaker and xMetal

  • Familiar with the concepts and techniques of editing

  • Can maintain archives (single copy, version control)

Preferred but not required:

  • Experience with documentation data collection, processing source documentation

  • Experience with project management

  • Experience with content management system

Personal skills

  • Highly adaptable to new processes and tools; quick learner

  • Work with limited supervision to deliver high rate of change and large volume of work in a fast pace environment

  • Good communication and social skills

  • Strong focus on getting the job done

  • Team player, engages others to take action

  • Detail oriented, continuously striving to improve quality of output

  • Keen problem solving skills, applying creativity and innovation

  • Exceptional team working and collaboration skills

  • Strong organizational skills

Context of the position


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Responsibilities include periodic travel to regional and overseas sites for product technical support and special support projects.
  • Work may include onsite technical support involving heavy lifting of equipment & modules.
  • Position will require technical work activity in a clean-room production environment and/or laboratory setting.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Occasionally may be exposed to loud noise bursts and may be exposed to toxic gases (fluorine).
  • Must be able to work in small, confined spaces.

Other information

We offer competitive salaries and benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(K), and FSAs.

We are committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of our workforce to create opportunities for our people and the business. EOE