30+ days ago - req9431

Manufacturing Cost Analyst - Optics

Research & Development

Research & Development



Mechanical engineering

Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US


Research & Development, Research & Development, Manufacturing


8+ years



Job Category

Optics, Mechanical engineering, 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

ASML is seeking a Cost Engineer specializing in optics, optical assemblies, opto-mechanics and opto-electronic assemblies for the Industrialization / Advanced Development Center / and Optical Module Department.This department reports into to the Design & Engineering Department in ASML’s Wilton, CT location.The group develops advanced optical systems for ASMLs complex lithography & metrology systems.

The Supplier Quality Engineering & Cost Engineering Group in Wilton CT is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable cost engineer with direct experience in optics fabrication, optical assembly manufacturing and cost analysis.The optical modules developed for ASML’s products include complex geometric/diffractive optics, complex lens assemblies, high-stability opto-mechanical assemblies, and precision electro-optic components.This position will require skills in optics / optical assembly manufacturing processes and the ability to understand and assess cost drivers to optimize cost-to-RequisitionLocal proposition.ASMLs products are used in optical lithography and metrology equipment for the semi-conductor industry.

ASML is a world leader in the manufacture of advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry.ASML’s corporate headquarters is in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. Manufacturing sites and research and development facilities are located in Connecticut, California and the Netherlands. Technology development centers and training facilities are located in the United States, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, and Taiwan. Additionally, ASML provides optimal service to its customers via over 50 sales and service organizations in 16 countries. Founded in the Netherlands in 1984, the company is publicly traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML.

Job Description

The main focus of this position will be:-Work with optical, mechanical, and electrical designers and manufacturing experts to understand the cost drivers of ASML’s optical products in an effort to influence the design to optimize the cost-to-RequisitionLocal proposition.
-Be an expert resource for designers and manufacturing engineers to access for understanding manufacturing engineering & cost tradeoffs.
-Capable in developing cost models for components & assemblies to assist in improving cost-of-goods planning and assessment.
-Prepare detailed and summary cost analysis reports as necessary for project management to adequately control product costs.
-Work effectively with the design and manufacturing team to help define the optimized manufacturing process flows to assure product manufacturability, and drive for a fully industrialized design to assure compliance to cost, cycle-time, and quality requirements.


Preferred Bachelor of Science in Optics Technology, Optical Science & Engineering, Optics Fab/Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, or equivalent experience.


-Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the development and production of high end optics, optical components, and optical systems, and/or the precision manufacturing of high end optics and optical measurement systems.
-Experienced in optics fabrication and optical assembly manufacturing operations like high precision CNC machining, optical polishing, IBF, optical assembly techniques, metrology, interferometry, etc…Knowledge of advanced manufacturing automation and industrialization a plus.
-Knowledge of typical optics and optical assembly raw materials such as optical glass, ceramics, stainless steel, titanium, castings, extrusion, high end industrial plastics, etc.
-Understanding supplier and supply chain (advanced) manufacturing capabilities and preferable their financial RequisitionLocal stream and costs. Working in design teams for design to cost,supplier account teams for cost down tactics and suppliers cost down opportunities.

Personal skills

Candidate must:
-Have strong written and oral communicative skills and a commitment to achieving results on time.
-Demonstrated “team player” with a quality orientation and interpersonal skills.
-Be able to interface with multidisciplinary groups and work effectively in a high-performance team setting.
-Be able to think systematically – must have the ability to identify primary technical needs from complex issues and derive solutions.
-Have competencies in: optical design basics, lasers, polarization, detectors and electro-optical devices.
-Be able to quickly acquire technical knowledge from documentation and on-the-job training.

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.