Sr Optical Mechanical Engineer

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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. At our San Diego location we are 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.  

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.



The Senior Optical Mechanical engineer shall assist with the opto-mechanical design of next-generation optical and mechanical sub-systems for the creation and control of EUV radiation and supports the development & integration of innovative core technology elements and/or system concepts into engineering solutions. Requirement is to perform a variety of engineering tasks including designing, developing, testing, analyzing, troubleshooting and implementation of subassemblies and modules. Works with the Optical engineer to develop mechanical mounting solutions for optical systems, including interactive tolerancing reviews. Subsequent design activities may include supervision of stress, thermal analysis of mounted optics and tolerance distribution and assignment. Researches and works with supply chain engineering to select future key suppliers for consideration as turn-key providers of sub-systems. Develops resolutions to broad design and critical issues that impact design/manufacturing successes or to address future concepts, products, or technologies. May assist in the negotiation of major contracts involving large dollar amounts and monitors the cost, schedule, and performance aspects of key sub-contractors. Coordinates purchasing activities with engineering and manufacturing departments to source critical supply requirements and drive new product development.

  • Assumes engineering responsibility for component, module or subsystem design from concept design through manufacturing transfer and ramp through manufacturing transfer and ramp
  • Performs detailed design and component layout including, BOM, drawings, and procedures for new or improved subsystems and validates concepts through breadboard builds and analysis
  • Coordinates with Optical engineer in transfer of Optical Design to Opto-Mechanical mounting design including tolerance review
  • Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning, and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner
  • Processes purchase requisitions, purchase change orders, and requests for quotes to suppliers
  • Interacts closely with development engineers, scientists, suppliers, and QA to resolve quality issues
  • Requirement to report on project progress with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Leads and participates in preliminary and critical design reviews
  • Familiar with optical alignment methods and tools, hands-on experience an advantage
  • Familiar with working in gated project development cycle (PDP) environment
  • Experience with configuration management systems (TeamCentre preferred) and engineering change order procedures
  • Hands-on mechanical systems build and qualification, including assembly procedure development and process improvement background
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems
  • Experience in solid modeling, NX preferred
  • Experience with Product Development tasks desired: bills of material, interfacing with vendors, procurement of material for prototyping, change management
  • Familiar with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (ISO preferred)
  • Travel within and outside the US may be required
  • Experience with phased new product development processes from concept through full production release.

Strong competence with the various tools, procedures, programming languages used to accomplish the job. Minimum of six (6) years of experience is required.

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience. Advanced degree preferred
  • Experience in designing, fabrication, and testing of mechanical, electro-mechanical and/or opto-mechanical modules, and related system interfaces for semiconductor capital equipment tools
  • Previous experience with lasers and laser systems strongly desired
  • Experience with mechanical and/or opto-mechanical designs operating in adverse thermal and/or vibrational environments strongly desired


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 business 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. The employee may occasionally work under manufacturing or laboratory environments, where the noise level is usually high.
  • 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. 

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