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ASML Coating Development Engineer in Wilton, Connecticut

Coating Development Engineer

Location: Wilton - CT, US

Entity: ASML US, LLC


: PhD

Experience: 2-5 Professional

Functional Area: Research & Development EUV

Background: Chemistry / Material Science Other- Technical


Reference: req9796


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 an Sr. engineer with expertise and knowledge in material science - Physics and chemistry to investigate, design and manufacturing process solution for ultra-high precision optics and glass /ceramics products used in ASML’s Lithography products. This person will join the Optical Sensor and Metrology Department in Wilton, Connecticut. The main job function is to understand the existing machining and etching systems and process, to extend / improve capability and to solve challenging engineering problems associated with achieving nanometer scale precision.

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:

-Understand the existing coating techniques, & materials and extend / improve the wear, roughness and friction performance of coatings by making appropriate material , process and equipment choices.

-Investigate , material and chemical issues in bonding, gluing , coating and etching process.

-Solve any engineering challenges that we encounter related to chemical and material aspects of design and manufacturing process of optical and ceramic substrates to achieve the precision and life time performance at sub-nanometer scale.

-Investigate material issues / challenges using appropriate material diagnostic tools like SEM , AFM , WLI etc.

-Set-up and operate coating and etching equipment for engineering experiments and process development.

-Understanding and link the performance of the process effects to the performance of ASMLs systems in field.

-Clearly communicate progress and status of ongoing technical activities to senior management.

-Support preparation of design reviews for the development team.

-Prepare engineer documentation like Element Performance Specifications, Element Design Specifications, Test Performance Specification; Test Analysis Reports and release the documents by following change control process.

-Write engineering procedure and train technicians to efficiently transfer the build/ alignment & test process to manufacturing.


Minimum: BS with at least 8-10year of industry experience in Material Sciences, chemistry or other engineering disciplines.

Preferred: Masters with 5 years of industry experience or PhD with 2years of industry experience in Material Sciences, chemistry or other engineering disciplines.


-Extensive experience working with various coating deposition equipment (e.g., Sputter, E-beam, ALD, PECVD etc.).

-Excellent Knowledge of electro-optical, mechanical properties of coatings and ceramic structure.

-Experiencing in using etching equipment like Reactive Ion Etch, wet etch and acid etching.

-Good understanding and experience in verification methods (white light interferometer, microscope, SEM, AFM , TOF-SIMS, XPS etc).

-Expert knowledge of MATLAB and/or LabVIEW for data collection and analysis to drive solutions; Working knowledge of PID controllers.

-Ability to work in the clean room environment knowledge in material and material interaction (especially glass, ceramics, thin film materials, gases, etc); with deep understanding of the fundamentals of friction and wear processes of metallic, ceramic, and polymeric materials.

-General understanding of optics and ceramic manufacturing methods; Basic understanding of manufacturing process optimization.

Personal skills

Candidate must:

-Excellent analytical and experimental skills.

-Have excellent written and oral communication skills and a commitment to achieving results on time while under time constraints; High energy, high ownership, high level of dedication.

-Be willing to jump in on new issues, get to the bottom of the causes and propose practical solutions.

-Be able to break down complex problems with limited data to come to solutions – strong critical thinking capability.

-Have demonstrated “team player” with a quality orientation and interpersonal skills.

-Be able to interface with multidisciplinary groups and work effectively in a team and be willing to take on responsibility.

-Be able to quickly acquire technical knowledge from documentation and on-the-job training and be capable of thoroughly investigating technical issues (analytically and hands-on in a lab).

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.

REQ ID: req9796