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Optical Fabrication Technician CWW Back End Nights (6:00pm-6:00am Thursday- Saturday, every other Wednesday) - 15% Differential

United States, Connecticut, Wilton
77 Danbury Rd (Show on map)
May 23, 2024

Introduction to the job

ASML is looking for individuals who have exceptional attention to detail, skilled at precision tasks and passionate about cutting-edge technology! If this sounds like you, we have exciting opportunities within our Optical Fabrication team.

Our processing competencies include machining glass materials, grinding and polishing surfaces of optical components, operating deposition chambers, aligning and assembling glass parts, and measuring optical characteristics using advanced metrology equipment. Join us in producing high-quality optical assemblies!

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.

Role and responsibilities

You will fabricate some of the world's most advanced optical components used in the most advanced semiconductor photolithography machines. Through your attention to detail, results orientation, and commitment to task, you will produce high precision quality optics per production schedule. You will maintain the safety and workplace organization of your processing area. You will value adherence to standards while applying your experience and perspective to contribute to continuous improvement in our processing methods. You will enjoy success generated through your individual desire to learn and through teamwork with your colleagues.

An Optical Fabrication Technician will be responsible for:

  • Complying with safety requirements and participating in safety improvements within your work center.
  • Maintaining area, tooling, and equipment to 5S area standards.
  • Identifying and escalating any unsafe conditions.
  • Strictly adhering to processing standards and work instructions to obtain consistent quality results.
  • Actively monitoring optical processing equipment and responding as appropriate to ensure desired results.
  • Handling delicate optical components and visually identifying any abnormal characteristics.
  • Identifying and escalating any product or process quality concerns in a timely manner.
  • Performing assigned work content to support area and factory schedule execution.
  • Learning and applying skills to tackle progressively more challenging products.
  • Identifying and contributing to continuous improvement initiatives in how your work is defined and performed, and more broadly within your area, to improve safety, quality, output, and cycle time.
  • Collaborating with production engineering and manufacturing management to improve operational efficiencies and effectiveness.
  • Accurately recording time and attendance.
  • Transacting work activity in shop floor control system including documenting processing delays or quality issues.
  • Adhering to company policies and procedures.
  • Learn to inspect and create map of glass surfaces showing all minute defects .
  • Learn to clean optical surfaces of all particles and contaminants.

Education and experience

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Previous experience working in a manufacturing facility or completion of a vocational certification preferable.
  • Use of some of the following: measuring equipment desirable: microscopes, calipers, micrometers, coordinate measuring machine (CMM), interferometer.
  • Work experience or active hobbies that translate to stated job responsibilities and desired personal 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'll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you'll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You'll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.

To thrive in this job, you'll need the following skills:

  • 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 and deadlines.
  • 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 manager, co-workers and customer.
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.
  • Data collection and record keeping.
  • Transacting work activities in a shop floor control system.
  • Participating in continuous improvement efforts (quality circles, kaizen events, etc).
  • Work experience or active hobbies that translate to stated job responsibilities and desired personal skills.
  • Commitment to task and results orientation to complete scheduled activities and report status throughout your shift.
  • Attention to detail to deliver quality results from your processing step, including visually inspecting your work to detect and report any abnormalities.
    * Organization of information and materials.
  • Ability to read and understand gages and other measuring devices.
  • Ability to interpret mathematical and geometrical data.
  • Ability to effectively communicate written and verbal information.
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly document a problem using facts and data.
  • Accountable for your actions and willingness to engage in problem resolution.
  • Constructively challenge the status quo in search of a better way.
  • Care for yourself and others by confronting unsafe behaviors or conditions.
  • Take pride in your work and speak up when observing abnormal conditions in process or product.
  • Self-motivated learner.
  • Dexterity to handle optical components with care.

Other information

  • May be exposed to moving mechanical parts, solvents and tooling.
  • May also be exposed to laser energy and magnetic fields.
  • May be required to handle chemicals including HF (Hydroflouric Acid).
  • Production areas are maintained at 70 to 75 degrees and 35-55% relative humidity.
  • The noise level in the manufacturing areas is usually moderate.

Role within the Factory Responsibilities:

  • Must be willing to work in a clean room environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves for entire duration of shift.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • 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 with moderate to high noise level.
    * Must be willing to work a compressed work week schedule - twelve-hour long shift and rotating from three to four days a week.
  • This must include references to day and night shifts for accommodation purposes.

Additional responsibilities for Wilton Factory:

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.

  • The employee is required to work in a cleanroom environment: full gowning (full body coveralls, hood, CR safety shoes, face mask, nitrile gloves and safety glasses. (Working under ISO 9000/14000 standards).
  • Operating/working around overhead cranes, fork trucks and motorized pallet movers.
  • Working around lasers; working with ladders; working on platforms; and working around chemicals

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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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Request an Accommodation

ASML provides reasonable accommodations to applicants for ASML employment and ASML employees with disabilities. An accommodation is a change in work rules, facilities, or conditions which enable an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform the essential functions of a job, and/or enjoy equal access to the benefits and privileges of employment. If you are in need of an accommodation to complete an application, participate in an interview, or otherwise participate in the employee pre-selection process, please send an email to USHRServiceCenter@asml.com to initiate the company's reasonable accommodation process.

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