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Reliability Engineer

remote work
United States, Connecticut, Wilton
77 Danbury Rd (Show on map)
April 13, 2024

Introduction to the job

ASML US, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, bring 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 headquarters are in Veldhoven, Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices inChandler, Arizona, San Jose and San Diego, California, Wilton, Connecticut, and Hillsboro, Oregon.

As Reliability Engineers at ASML our goal is to contribute to customer satisfaction by ensuring the fulfillment of reliability requirements for our products. We do this by leading reliability engineering activities for ASML projects and providing them with state of the art reliability engineering expertise. Our team actively takes part in the design process and practices Design for Reliability (DfR) principles and activities and reliability growth management.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Drive reliability growth activities for ASML new products as well as existing products. Development experience of optical modules and/or mechatronic assemblies is preferred.
  • Orchestrate reliability tools/methods, e.g. DFR (Design for Reliability), FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis), deployment through the whole organization during the design phase.
  • Responsible for the design, oversight, and execution of reliability/serviceability tests including accelerated life testing, environmental stress screening, HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Test), HASS (Highly Accelerated Stress Screen), and reliability demonstration testing.
  • Research new reliability processes by conducting experiments, identifying methods to demonstrate and predict product reliability.
  • Work with engineers, product architects, and project leaders to identify risks based on required system functionality, rank risks, and advocate to ensure there are risk mitigation plans.
  • Provide input to development schedules related to new or enhanced products.
  • Contribute to the definition and development of the vision, strategy and roadmap for deployment of new Tools in Reliability that is applied on completed modules (Mechatronics, Software, Electrical, and Mechanical).
  • Support other departments for improved process and better vendor quality control.
  • Remain knowledgeable and in compliance with all company Environmental, Health and Safety practices and proactively address EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) issues that exist within the employee's immediate work environment.
  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned.

Education and Experience

Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Process Engineering, Physics, or Reliability Engineering.

Master's degree or

Bachelor's degree with 3 years of relevant work experience.

Minimum qualifications - the hired candidate must possess all of the minimum qualifications to be initially considered for the position including:

  • Minimum # of years of relevant experience (see above).
  • Education and experience in DFR and reliability growth management for new product development from system level down to sub-system and component level.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with product engineering, marketing, field service, and vendors in support of multiple complex product lines before, during, and after production to address any product reliability concerns and make appropriate recommendations through planning, coordinating, conducting reliability test and analysis, and ultimately to meet compliance objectives.
  • Knowledge of statistics, root cause analysis, DOE (design of experiments).


  • 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.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Strong customer focus and commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency and professionalism.
  • Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads.
  • Result driven-demonstrate ownership and accountability.
  • Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements.
  • Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate open, clear, concise and professional communication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and customer.
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.

Other information

This position is located on-site in Wilton, CT. It requires onsite presence to attend in-person work-related events, trainings and meetings and to further ensure teamwork, collaboration and innovation.

A flexible workplace arrangement may be available to employees working in roles conducive to remote work (up to two days a week).

May require travel (specify domestic and/or international) dependent on business needs - 10%.

This position may require access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. * 730, et seq.). As a condition of employment, qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require the Company to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Additional Responsibilities (as needed in the cleanroom and/or labs):

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.

  • Must be willing to work in a clean room environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves. Working under ISO 9000/14000 standards.
  • The environment in the cleanroom is moderate in temperature with moderate to high noise level.
  • Working around lasers; working with ladders; working on platforms; and working around chemicals.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
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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