Technical Author

  • Vakgebied Engineering
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer VAC-10011556
  • Locatie Veldhoven
  • Type overeenkomst Secondment via YER
  • Branche High Tech, Engineering

Over deze vacature

Do you know how to transform complex high-tech information to small and understandable steps with clear illustrations? Are you an expert at structuring texts and writing in accordance with standards? Then you are the Technical Author we are looking for!

Scope of the role

You will create or edit all technical documentation (Procedure, PCS, FCO, Newsflash, comments, etc.) for Equipment and/or Manufacturing Engineering and be the main interface for all authoring related issues, tooling and processes.


Job Mission

You will be working in the department ED DE Industrialization, where you are responsible to create and maintain the technical communication needed to build and service our machines in the factory and field, based on the input of the manufacturing and equipment engineers. Your support structurally improves the quality and usability of our procedures.


  • Convert input from engineers, suppliers and/or development documentation into effective technical documentation for ASML products according to the specifications and standards.
  • Create and edit procedures for factory and service operations.
  • Create and make changes to illustrations and convert illustrations to the required publishing format.
  • Use documentation tools and apply the ASML style to the created or modified documents.
  • Specify requirements concerning illustrations, technical input or user feedback. 
  • Signal problems with technical documentation and propose scenarios for solutions or escalate.
  • Acts as a first point of contact on issues with documentation relating to the various projects and for handling incoming comments.

Context of the position

The goal of Manufacturing and Equipment Engineering is to industrialize ASML products while development is ongoing. This means thinking about the manufacturing environment, the use and maintenance at the customer site, and to take into consideration lessons learned from the past. If we focus on product industrialization early, we can prevent most of the manufacturing and quality problems in our factory as well as at the suppliers and even improve our delivery time. The role of the Technical Author is to work as a team with D&E, CS, Manufacturing, Sourcing to deliver on time and at the right level of quality.


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.


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



Master or bachelor degree, preferably in a technical area.


  • Fluent in written English.
  • Experience writing in accordance with Standards.
  • Proven work experience as a Technical Author is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Simplified Technical English and experience in the use of CMS and XML authoring are an advantage.

Personal skills

  • Broad interest in technique.
  • Good one-on-one communication skills.
  • Focused on quality, continuous improvement.

Hard skills

  • English, preferably STE
  • Writing well-structured concise documents
  • Knowledge of XML and DITA preferred

Soft skills

  • Communication skills
  • Precision
  • Critical thinking