30+ days ago - req8540

Proto Engineer (2nd shift)

Research & Development


In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US


Research & Development


3-7 years



Job Category



ASML brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our main headquarters are located in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and we also have 18 office locations around the United States- including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA.

Within ASML the sector Development & Engineering (D&E) is responsible for the specification and the design of ASML products.The department Integration and Reliability Engineering is in part responsible for Integration of prototype building blocks and modules into test rigs to prove that they meet functional requirements and performance specifications. The result is a test report. Proto Engineering is responsible for operating and maintaining test rigs used for design qualification, integration, reliability, and issue resolution. Also contribute towards an optimal design for the complete product and the creation of the product documentation necessary for pilot production.

Job Mission

Build in and test proto hardware and software (reticle stage & handler, wafer alignment sensor, wafer table, etc) on an NXT fully functional (less light) test rig with minimum lead-time and maximum quality. Be expert on bottom and mid module operation and troubleshooting to optimize uptime availability and minimize downtime.

Job Description

Keep the assigned test rig in perfect state by:
-Following and ensuring test and operational procedures are followed.
-Monitoring test rig performance within set parameters.
-Keep test rig, hardware and software, configuration up to date.
-Logging all activities in logbook.
-Carry out and/or assist the integration, build in/build out, and troubleshoot activities on test rig.
-Diagnose, troubleshoot and report issues in the module design to improve system performance.
-Review and contribute to test plans to ensure efficient use of the test rig.
-Provide technical support to D&E engineers, as a generalist.
-Ensure efficient use of test rig, escalate in case of problems to group leader, project lead, or Proto Integrator.
-Transfer machine status and issue list to next shift, pass down.
-Train other proto engineers and technicians in test rig operation and troubleshoot.
-Ensure safe working environment and work according 5S principles.


Technical Bachelor Degree in Electronics, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Computer Engineering, Physics, or equivalent experience.


-In order to support the existing Test Rigs in Wilton, experience and knowledge on operating, and troubleshooting ASML Twinscan Top Module or Bottom Module preferred.
Wafer stage & Wafer handler, flow, temperature, vacuum control, immersion, dynamics, focus control, stage, and wafer align
Reticle Stage and Reticle Handler
-Knowledge of Aberration and Illumination control not required.
-Experience with ASML diagnostic tools (SDT,WSADT, trace viewer, PCS, Coach) a plus.
-Relevant experience in a multi-disciplined work environment. Preferably knowledge of measurement systems and/or system functionality analysis.
-Test experience in D&E environment, proto type systems a plus.
-Working with complex systems.

Personal skills

-A strong communicative personality with a pragmatic attitude.
-Goal oriented.
-A real team player with a quality orientation.
-Technical driven, troubleshooter.
-Excellent knowledge of the English language.
-Proactive and independent.

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.
-The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
-May require travel dependent on company needs.
-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
-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.

Other information

EEO/AA (W/M/Vets/Disability) Employer.