Architect Safety Handling System

  • Job category Engineering
  • Employment Fulltime
  • Reference number VAC-10004705
  • Location Veldhoven
  • Contract type Secondment via YER
  • Industry High Tech

About this vacancy

Is your interest triggered by the specification, design, realization and qualification of the Safety Handling System for new and existing ASML products? And do you have excellent communication skills, combined with a high level of discipline? You’d better contact us today!


As Architect Safety Handling, your mission is to specify, design, realize and qualify the Safety Handling System for new and existing ASML products.

Job description

The Architect Safety Handling is responsible for the specification, design, realization and qualification of the Safety Handling System. The Safety Handling System consists of the complete electrical system that controls the human safety and machine damage functions.

Some of the daily activities consist of: 

  • Define, document and maintain specifications of safety control infrastructure using SIEMENS PLC Hardware and Software.
  • Make work breakdown and planning, agreed with other stakeholders.
  • Analyze and solve reliability issues.
  • Create the functional overview describing the location of the Safety Handling parts in the (sub) system.
  • Create the functional block diagrams describing the functions within the (sub) system on a high level
  • Create and contribute to the functional specification (EPS), test specification (TPS), design specification (EDS) and qualification document (TAR) of the Safety Handling System.
  • Perform trade-off studies to determine the preferred implementation scenario for new or changed functions.
  • Maintain knowledge and roadmap concerning the Safety Handling System within the ASML products. 
  • Act as a technical coach for designers and other team members.


ASML is a successful Dutch high-tech enterprise that produces complex lithography systems used by chip manufacturers in the production of integrated circuits. ASML is at the cutting edge of this technology and delivers systems to all the world's leading chip manufacturers. ASML's employees are among the most creative talents in the fields of physics, mathematics, chemistry, mechanical engineering and software. Every day they collaborate in close-knit multidisciplinary teams in which members listen to and learn from one another and exchange ideas. It is the ideal environment for professional development and personal growth.

ASML is headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

Offer description

You will be employed by YER and seconded to ASML. We offer:

  • Good employee benefits (e.g. work-life balance, pension, lease car, bonus model)
  • Challenging assignments
  • Excellent guidance from your consultant and YER's back office
  • Development opportunities, including the YER Talent Development Programme with a personal coach
  • Intensive support for international candidates (including Dutch lessons, tax-return and accommodation assistance)
  • Cooperative and results and relationship-driven
  • Friendly atmosphere and open culture
  • Community/network with other technology professionals from a variety of multinationals
  • Events and master classes with interesting speakers and attractive companies

Candidate profile

  • Multiple years of experience as architect and/or designer of Electrical Safety Handling functions, including experience with working in multidisciplinary design teams to establish agreement on specifications.
  • Proficient in general electrical engineering principles and electrical development methods and processes.
  • Has experience with industrial networks (Profibus, Profinet, etc..) including SIEMENS PLC, both hardware and software.
  • Has knowledge of and experience in safety systems and international standards (like IEC62061, ISO13849-1, NFPA79, IEC/EN60204, etc.)
  • Has knowledge on standards for EMC and electrical safety (International (IEC) standards, US standards (NFPA, UL)) and preferably SEMI.  

  • Highly motivated team player with excellent social- and communication skills;
  • Structured with eye for details.
  • Leadership. Ability to give technical direction in a team of designers.
  • Accurate, systematic approach, analytical, problem solving. 
  • Persuasiveness and decisiveness. Pragmatic attitude.
  • Quality focus.
  • Fluent English in word and in writing (Dutch preferable).