Technical Author

  • Job category Engineering
  • Employment Fulltime
  • Reference number VAC-10020347
  • Location Veldhoven
  • Contract type Secondment via YER
  • Industry Engineering

About this vacancy

Introduction to the job

Is writing, reviewing and publishing technical documentation just your cup of tea? And are you challenged by gaining technical knowledge of the ASML products and processes? Do you have multiple years of experience as a Technical Writer / Author, preferably complimented with a Bachelor or Master’s degree in linguistics or a technical principle? Then this role could fit you like a glove!

ASML supports the Semiconductor industry’s ongoing quest for producing faster, smarter and more energy efficient chips (IC’s). ASML creates lithography systems that the Semiconductor Industry needs to achieve their goals.

Job description

Job Mission

The Technical Writer / Author writes, reviews and publishes the technical documentation for the Electrical Layout (EL). This is the system that provides electrical power to all subsystems of the machine and includes human safety architecture as well as machine damage protection systems. The technical documentation is necessary to: build the ASML products by the Work Centres; to install them at Customer site by the Installation Team; to service them at Customer site by the local Field Service Engineers. This means working closely with the engineers of the Manufacturing & Equipment Engineering group to provide and maintain the procedures needed for production, maintenance, repair, upgrade and installation of the systems via the ASML dynamic publishing software environment.

Context of the position

The sector Development & Engineering (D&E) of ASML is responsible for the specification, design, and realization of the products in the ASML portfolio. Within the sector D&E the department Electronic Development (EDEV) is responsible for the definition, realization, qualification, and integration of electronic functions and modules within these products. The technical author to the Group Manager EDEV DUV ME EE (IE).


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

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

Candidate profile

Role and responsibilities

In the ASML product life cycle, the Technical Writer / Author has the following responsibilities: -Participate in an engineering team, preparing technical documentation for the Manufacturing and/or Equipment Engineer. -Ensure a uniform, high standard of technical documentation for the team. -Prepare complex technical procedures clearly and accurately in simple English with a methodical approach. -Review comments on existing procedures and assign for review by engineers where necessary. -Gain sufficient technical knowledge of the ASML products and processes to support the engineers in creating procedures that perfectly fits the needs of the executers of the procedures -Constantly investigate incoming comments from Field and Factory and inform the engineers on common or repeating field input. -Execute procedures in the Factory and correct procedures when needed. Keep responsible engineer informed.

Skills Working

at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you will be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you will collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You will have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems. To thrive in this job, you will need the following skills:

Personal skills

  • Proactive mindset. Plenty of initiative;
  • Team player with excellent communication and writing skills in English;
  • Customer focus, analytical skills, flexible attitude and commitment are key for this role;
  • Willingness to take over some engineering responsibilities;
  • Willingness to follow technical machine training courses to understand basic skills of our customers.