Operations Project Lead

| San Diego, CA, USA
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The Operations Project Leader is responsible for the planning and execution of the mechanical installation, qualification, repair, maintenance, deinstallation, and shipment of the EUV Source systems in San Diego. In this role you will use resources from San Diego Factory, Operations Engineering and Operations teams and other support organizations to meet established output targets. The person who will fill this role must possess knowledge of systems engineering methodology with a history of successfully driving delivery of complex products, be responsible for developing project plans for his/her areas of responsibility in support of San Diego Factory and internal and external customers' needs.

Role and Responsibilities:

The candidate will adhere to and help improve the processes established at ASML. With the project plan aligned with stakeholders, the person must be able to define deliverables and estimate completion times to drive execution. In addition, the project leader must be able to form a vision, provide leadership, and manage stakeholders. Also, the candidate will support the manager of Operations Project Leads in an effort to strengthen the technical competencies and capabilities of the group, and is expected to become a recognized leader for the areas of his/her responsibility within the global ASML OPS organization.

Project Planning Phase:

  • Manage the installation of facilities in the San Diego Factory.
  • Define and maintain safety protocols and standard operating procedures and review with line management.
  • Drive and review sequence development
  • Drive and review the Bill of Materials
  • Provide project planning with pre-defined milestones to the manager.
  • Convey key milestones to team members (ASML & 3rd party) and coordinate activities to achieve on-time completion.
  • Define and drive training and skills requirements

Project Execution Phase:

  • Interface with stakeholder/supplier providing installation updates and coordinate activities with project team.
  • Effectively communicate complex installation and technical details to stakeholders.
  • Ensure the agreed escalation process is executed.
  • Take the lead in escalations that are beyond control of operators, and implement methods and actions that prevent them from recurring.
  • Ensure that follow-up actions on reported issues and are on track.
  • Provide feedback during and at the end of the installation that will enhance future installations, taking costs and cycle time into account.
  • Provide performance feedback to line management.
  • Coach the team members in maintaining a safe work environment.
  • Review the execution phase with the team members on a regular basis.

Project Reporting Phase:

  • Daily reporting on project status during the upgrade.
  • Provide presentations and reports as required to update stakeholders with plans and progresses, identify risks and opportunities, and support key decision points.
  • Manage stakeholders to drive priority based on project goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and experience

  • Requires a Bachelor or higher degree in engineering, physics, applied sciences, or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience.
  • Experience with complex system integration.
  • Experience with engineering activities for improving industrialization aspects of products such as automation, diagnostics, sequence optimization and cycle time reduction, MTTR reduction, cost of ownership reduction, etc.
  • Mechanical aptitude, and knowledge of electronics, industrial processes, and relevant software.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures required.
  • Ability to search, listen, and recognize company and customers' needs, and translate into project plans and requirements.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Demonstrated sustained drive for results
  • Possess knowledge and experience in capital equipment product development.
  • Possess time management skills.
  • Well organized in tracking project and task progresses.
  • Experience in a challenging environment with high tech products and complex processes.


  • Excels in a dynamic environment.
  • Must be flexible, stress resistant, and able to work independent as well as in a team.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to digest technical details into information that can be used to make business decisions, communicate with customers, and influence others.
  • Able to motivate, drive, steer and convince others at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent English language skills in speech and writing.
  • Excellent teamworking and interpersonal skills with a proven capability to clearly convey and discuss technical matters both written and verbally.
  • Excellent negotiation and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to influence, motivate, coach, and lead.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to cross functional boundaries to build relationships with many areas in the company.

Other information

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • May require travel dependent on business needs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Must be able to wear disposable rubber gloves for entire duration of shift.
  • Wearing of eye protection in manufacturing areas is required.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

This position requires access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

The current base annual salary range for this role is currently $85,125-$141,875. Pay scales are determined by role, level, location and alignment with market data. Individual pay is determined through interviews and an assessment of several factors that that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to job-related skills, relevant education and experience, certifications, abilities of the candidate and pay relative to other team members. Our recruiters can share more information about our bonus program, benefits and equity during the hiring process.

Diversity and inclusion

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.

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ASML operates in the Semiconductor industry. The company is located in Wilton, CT. ASML was founded in 1984. It has 34760 total employees. To see all 74 open jobs at ASML, click here.
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