Technical Project Lead

| Wilton, CT, USA
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ASML brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world's leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our main headquarters are located in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and we also have 18 office locations around the United States- including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA.

Job Mission

The WF Optics Product Lead will lead the industrialization and operational excellence of optics in the Wilton Factory. The candidate will drive improvement efforts to secure targets related to output, cycle time, and labor hours while influencing behaviors/decisions at several levels of the organization. The candidate will evaluate products for Make / Buy decisions, taking into account the manufacturing competencies for a competitive advantage for ASML in technology, cost or time to market. The candidate will interact with various production and design engineering teams, as well as senior management at the Wilton, CT and Veldhoven, NL sites.

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.

Job Description

The WF Optics Product Lead will:

  • Drive development and closure of continuous improvement actions related to key metrics, such as: cycle time, labor hours, on-time delivery
  • Develop and/or improve manufacturing readiness plans based on changing move rate requirements
  • Provide data-driven analysis to contribute to strategic long-term planning and ASML's production roadmap
  • Summarize budgetary requirements for capital equipment and engineering/technician headcount
  • Clearly update senior management on changes in the project's triple constraint (time, resources, scope)
  • Provide routine, formal risk analyses and help requests, as necessary, to ensure timely delivery of quality products
  • Function as recognized business partner to WF Assy team, helping to facilitate flow of information and roll-out of new initiatives, as necessary


  • Bachelor of Science in technical field, or equivalent experience.
  • Certifications are a bonus (PMP, Lean, etc)


  • 5-7 years work experience in a high-tech, production environment
  • 2-4yrs project management experience
  • Has interfaced with internal/external customers at technical/task management level
  • History of completing individual and team-oriented tasks under tight deadlines
  • Intermediate-to-advanced computer skills, including Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, Project, and Sharepoint
  • Proven ability to learn and navigate customized software, including ERP systems and informational databases

Personal Skills

  • Willingness to engage in hands-on research to understand manufacturing processes/dependencies and assess/balance risks
  • Ability to interact and influence at various organizational levels to achieve short and long-term goals
  • Strong sense of ownership and personal accountability
  • Adaptability to changing processes and plans in a high-pressure, dynamic work environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to analyze data, identify critical content, and drive discussion/action with various stakeholders

Context of the Position

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 20 pounds
  • May require travel dependent on company needs
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level
  • 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.

Other Information

EEO/AA (W/M/Vets/Disability) Employer

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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More Information on ASML
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 70 open jobs at ASML, click here.
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