Mechanical Architect Source Tooling

  • Job category Engineering
  • Employment Fulltime
  • Reference number VAC-10014698
  • Location Veldhoven
  • Contract type Secondment via YER
  • Industry Engineering, High Tech

About this vacancy


We offer you a position in a team that consists of skilled, motivated people that have a passion for technology. At ASML we push capabilities of our technology to the level that is considered to be impossible by external experts. We also have a huge drive to truly understand what’s physically happening on the nanometer scale that we are examining. Though we stay pragmatic as our customers need real solutions, not just theories. Do you see yourself in this picture? Do you like to be challenged with complex problems and deliver solutions starting from scratch? Are you eager to contribute to the mechanical development of a state-of-the-art, high-tech lithography system? Excited to join a multidisciplinary team in a dynamic and international environment? 

Job Mission

Your mission as an ASML Mechanical Architect is to think – conceptually and creatively. 

Because we need people who can translate extremely exotic requirements into extremely feasible mechanical designs.

Creative thinking has always been essential at ASML. We make machines that are almost unimaginably complex, and work within incredibly minute tolerances. What’s more, their complexity is increasing and their tolerance margins are vanishing. That’s why we need Mechanical Architects who can conceive a global view that answers all of these technical challenges. A view that, when detailed-out, will help realize a machine that meets all of the next wave of new requirements - and still be feasible to manufacture, transport, install and service.

The core mission of this job is to deliver mechanical/mechatronic architecture for manufacturing and servicing tooling for the source module. These architectures enable the optimal functionality and are cost effective.

Job description


The Source-Tooling architect has the overview over the complete toolset for the source module, and sets the technical direction for development of source-tools, this entails:

  • Creation and investigation of mechanics/mechatronics concept design for tooling. Discuss with projects and sectors. Come up with well-considered choices, validated against system requirements.
  • Investigate manufacturability and serviceability. Creation of manufacturing and service flow leading to tooling concept. Validate with RAMS specifications.
  • Validate concept on requirements regarding transportability and service at customer site.
  • Definition of tooling volumes. Monitor that projects stay within agreed volumes. Make use of your creativity and helicopter view to find solutions in case of conflicts.
  • Knowledge transfer to production and other relevant groups.
  • Contribute to system roadmaps.
  • Coaching and training on the job of mechanical/mechatronics engineers in the team.
  • Ensure proper competence management within the group, teaming up with the mechatronics competence within the department Development & Engineering.


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

Above average conditions and benefits.

Candidate profile


Bachelor or Master degree in Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering.


  • At least 5 years of experience in creating new machine concepts or large complex modules – preferable experience with manufacturing and service tools for these large complex modules.
  • Covering all aspects like layout, manufacturability, serviceability, transportability, install, performance, etc...
  • Familiar with modern mechanical development tools like FEM, tolerance analysis, 6-sigma thinking.
  • Basic knowledge of thermal management, and tooling in a clean room environment is a pre.
  • Familiar with NX (or other 3D design tool).

Personal skills

  • Technical leadership. Sets out direction for technical project teams.
  • Abstract thinking, out-of-the box thinking.
  • Helicopter view.
  • Effective communication with all levels and disciplines.
  • Clear and structured way of reporting.
  • Build and maintain networks throughout the organization and with suppliers.
  • Able to challenge others, to come up with even better ideas

Context of the position

You will be part of the MDEV Source tooling team, and will work closely with the MDEV product owner, who is end-responsible for setting priorities (although delegation of those responsibilities is possible). You will support a set of project leaders / solution owners tooling development. This is a vacancy for a conversion-flex position.