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ASML—Glass and Ceramics Process Engineer

Introduction

ASML is seeking an experienced material scientist/ process engineer with expertise in manufacturing processes of glass and ceramics to produce ultra-high precision systems. This person will join the Advanced development center in Wilton, Connecticut - A Research and development team focused on proto-typing of next generation wafer/reticle clamping systems. The main job function is to improve friction properties and wear behavior of materials used in the current system by improving current manufacturing techniques and developing new techniques to solve challenging engineering problems associated with achieving nanometer scale performance.

Job Description

The main focus of this position will be:

  • Understand and improve the existing lapping, polishing and figuring technique of glass and ceramics used in manufacturing of ASML clamping systems
  • Understand/improve friction properties and wear behavior of materials used in the current system with appropriate testing techniques and equipment
  • Understand the existing Ion Beam Figuring system / process and extend / improve the IBF capability by appropriate design of experiments
  • Solve any engineering challenges that we encounter in polishing/lapping and IBF systems and metrology as the precision gets to sub-nanometer scale
  • Create and maintain a roadmap of surface figuring technology to support ASML products by investigating possible candidate techniques and evaluating their capabilities and limitations
  • Prepare leading system engineer documentation (Element Performance Specifications, Element Design Specifications, Test Performance Specification; Test Analysis Reports) through review, release and change control;
  • Support preparation of design reviews for the development team
  • Write engineering procedure and train technicians to efficiently transfer the build/ alignment and test process to manufacturing. Establish the best process and transfer it to manufacturing
  • Supporting systems in the factory and in the field, by being able to relate observed system anomalies to potential defects
  • Clearly communicating progress and status of ongoing technical activities to senior management
  • Understanding how the performance of the sensor system affects the performance of ASMLs equipment
  • Some travel (~ 20%) to Europe, Asia, and within the US can be expected

Education

Minimum: MS in Material Sciences, Physics or other engineering disciplines with at least 8 years industry experience in lapping, polishing and figuring technique of glass and ceramics.

Preferred: PhD in Material Sciences, Physics or other engineering disciplines with more than 5 industry experience in lapping, polishing and figuring technique of glass and ceramics.

Qualifications

  • Experience in the manufacturing processes for glass, and ceramics with expert level understanding in systems and process of lapping, polishing and machining of glasses and ceramics
  • Expert in glass polishing techniques like pitch polishing, MRF and computer controlled surface corrections and Ion beam figuring etc
  • Expert 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
  • Expert knowledge in testing techniques like interferometer, white light interferometer, SEM, AFM etc
  • Good understanding of manufacturing techniques like coating, contacting, bonding, etching and contact Lithography on glass and ceramics
  • Expert knowledge in ion beam figuring / etching or similar technology (thermionic emission from Ion gun and neutralizer, types of ion guns, types of neutralizers)
  • Working knowledge in thin film deposition / evaporation technology
  • Expert knowledge in manufacturing process optimization
  • Excellent analytical and experimental skills

Personal Skills

Candidate must:

  • 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 Advanced development center in ASML Wilton, Connecticut is seeking is seeking an experienced material scientist/ process engineer with expertise in manufacturing processes of glass and ceramics. Advanced development center in Wilton, Connecticut is an multi-disciplinary group of engineers and scientists focused developing on learning loop solutions, proto-typing of next generation wafer/reticle clamping systems and industrialization of proto-types that meet the system performance requirement.

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