WTB Supplier Quality Engineer

  • Job category Engineering
  • Employment Fulltime
  • Reference number VAC-10015937
  • Location Veldhoven
  • Contract type Secondment via YER
  • Industry Engineering

About this vacancy

Are you the person to reduce supplier manufacturing risk starting in the early project phases of a new product introduction? Do you have an affinity with proto engineering and working in a dynamic multidisciplinary context?

If you have the engineering and challenging capabilities to guide the introduction of cutting-edge technology at ASML’s suppliers, we are looking for you!

Job description

As a Supplier Quality Engineer in a Mechanical Development department, your mission is to reduce risk in design and supplier product manufacturing. We develop modules in the Flow and Temperature domain, where cleanliness and leak tightness in gas and water systems are critical to quality. From early supplier involvement participating in product design, until supplier process is mature enough to be released for volume, your mission is to drive and guide quality performance between the supplier and the Development projects of ASML.

Your main focus areas, when guiding the development of the design between development programs and suppliers, are;

  • Performing risk assessment when introducing new parts with technologically challenging requirements to the supplier.
  • Define risk mitigation plan in alignment with stakeholders, by interpreting supplier technology and manufacturability capabilities and driving early supplier involvement into the ASML design project.
  • Execute the risk mitigation plan for example by developing suppliers in new aspects for production (e.g. process- and qualification techniques), meanwhile considering balance between technology requirements, quality and time-to-market.


All activities must be in line with the sector and business line targets.

  • Early supplier involvement
  • You participate in development projects in the early design phases to secure the manufacturability of the design and technology availability from suppliers and drive early supplier involvement.
  • New Product Introduction
  • Next to executing the risk mitigation plan with the suppliers (e.g. Manufacturing Flow, PFMEA, Control Plan, Spec agreement,…) you support them with difficult qualification and manufacturing issues (e.g. yield and quality improvements). Also assuring within ASML a transfer to the volume Quality Supplier Managers department.
  • Supplier Development
  • At the supplier you manage and challenge manufacturing processes to be efficient and foolproof by using Six Sigma tools (e.g. MSA, Capability analysis,..). Furthermore, you identify non-conformities on your products through First Article Inspections and drive subsequent improvement plans in cooperation with the supplier.


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

  • Good employee benefits.
  • Excellent guidance from your consultant and YER's back office.
  • 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


  • Bachelor or master degree in mechanics, mechatronics, applied physics or industrial engineering.


  • 5-10 years relevant work experience in supply chain at companie(s).
  • Experience in High tech, low volume industries and/ or manufacturing is a pre
  • Able to combine technical knowledge and supplier management
  • Lean 6S experience (e.g. DMAIC, SPC, FMEA, 8D), Six Sigma Green- or Black Belt certification desired

Personal skills

  • Being able to communicate effectively and decisive throughout different levels within the organization. 
  • Strong negotiation skills for interfacing with internal stakeholders and supply base.
  • Having a critical and challenging mindset
  • Going the extra mile to deliver high quality.
  • A team player; being pro-active, supporting others in accomplishing goals, sharing knowledge.