30+ days ago - req8981

Senior Supplier Quality Engineer - Optical

Research & Development

Research & Development



Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US


Research & Development, Research & Development, EUV


3-7 years



Job Category

Optics, Other technical job categories




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.

Job Mission

The goal of the Industrialization team is to prepare for the introduction of new ASML products while development is in process, embedding industrial performance aspects (cycle time, manufacturability, reliability, cost) early in the design phase.This means thinking about the manufacturing environment (at both ASML and suppliers), as well as use and maintenance at the customer sites, taking into account lessons learned from past experiences.By focusing on product industrialization early, we can prevent most manufacturing and quality problems in our factory and at suppliers, and improve time to market.
You will manage your own group of suppliers and will work together and learn best practices from others.You will join Supplier Account Teams, with procurement and logistics professionals, to jointly manage suppliers according to ASML’s QLTC (Quality, Logistics, Technology, and Cost) principles.

Are you an engineer, specializing in optics, who would enjoy the challenges of managing product quality and supplier performance in a high-tech, low-volume design and manufacturing environment?
As a Supplier Quality Engineer, you will have three main objectives:
-Create an engineering collaboration team between suppliers and ASML Development departments, driving co-design activities at suppliers.Leverage supplier technology and processes into ASML new product development projects.
-Improve supplier design and process technology capabilities (supplier development) through the cross-sector Supplier Account Team (SAT) to create the best suppliers for ASML.
-Ensure on-time delivery and cost effectiveness of quality out-sourced products for a stable production environment at ASML.

Job Description

As a Supplier Quality Engineer, your main tasks will include:
-Responsible for quality and process robustnessat suppliers and with theirsecond-tier suppliers.
-Contribute to supplier development (e.g., implement SPC, Lean Manufacturing, FMEA, and operational excellence at suppliers).
-Reduce risk in supplier manufacturing processes by optimizing quality, testing and qualification infrastructure (configuration management, software support, processes and organization capabilities).
-Understand optical manufacturing processesto estimate and drive optical manufacturing cost targets.
-Drive supplier yield and technical process improvements.Participate in supplier improvement projects (e.g., cycle-time reduction, cost reduction).
-Monitor and review ongoing supplier quality.
-Analyze and drive technical solutions in material quality issues and escalations.
-Support implementation of engineering changes (ECs) at suppliers.
-Build up and develop technical competences within ASML (e.g., SPC, Lean Manufacturing, FMEA, operational excellence).


Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Optics or Manufacturing Engineering, with additional education or experience in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred.Additional education in relevant Business subjects is highly desirable, or equivalent experience.


2 to 5 years relevant work experience in a high-tech environment in the field of development or engineering, including experience with:
-Manufacturing techniques in optical fabrication, including coating development, glass-to-glass and glass-to-metal bonding, and metrology.
-Supply chain processes in a production environment.
-Improvement projects in supply chain operations.
-Value Engineering and cost-reduction projects.
-Working in relationships with or management of suppliers.
-Understanding ofoptical-manufacturing and coating processes.

Personal skills

-Proactive approach, taking initiative.
-Attention to detail.
-Results-oriented with strong planning and prioritization skills.
-Analytical, abstract thinker.
-Able to function in a complex, fast-paced environment.
-Team player, shares knowledge, while able to act independently.
-Strong negotiation skills during interactions with suppliers and other ASML sectors.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

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.

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 applicants who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.