Intern, Wafer Alignment Team | ASML

Date Posted: 
Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Position Location: 
Wilton, CT
Job Description: 


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 Description

ASML’s Wafer Alignment Group in Wilton CT is seeking an Intern Physicist/Engineer in a development and engineering role to support & develop complex optical / photonic sensor systems used within ASML’s photolithography tools. These systems typically include light sources, detectors, optical / electro-optical components, fiber optics, electronics and signal processing SW functioning in close collaboration with the rest of the lithography system. Understanding the components in their relation to the sensor system and understanding the interaction with the rest of the tool is of fundamental importance.

Key component of this position are:

  • General:  Using general Physics, Electronics, Mechanics, and Software knowledge and an understanding of the sensor systems and tools to de-bug functionality or performance issues in the optical alignment sensors in lithography machines.
  • Leadership:  the candidate must have the potential to lead executing activities for determining problem root cause, execute complex tests, gather data, and effectively communicate results on different levels of abstraction (from technical colleagues to high level managers).
  • Problem Solving:  the candidate should be interested in troubleshooting complex technical problems, develop / debug data signal processing algorithms; develop and execute test plans in order to determine problem root cause.
  • Communications/Teamwork:  Good communication skills during brainstorm/troubleshooting sessions; Good listening skills. Good analytical skills. Draw your own conclusions, based on the input from different stakeholders.  Capability to clearly communicate the information on different level of abstraction.
  • Programming: The candidate must possess the ability to implement data analysis techniques into functioning MATLAB codes. Optimization skills, GUI building experience, and familiarly with Labview and Python are a plus.


Minimum: Candidate should be a Bachelors, Master / PhD  student in Physics, Optics, Material Sciences, Electrical, Chemistry  or other related engineering disciplines.  2.5 years or more towards Bachelors degree are minimum consideration requirements.

Personal Skills

  • Be able to break down complex problems with limited data to come to solutions – strong critical thinking capability.
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills and a commitment to achieving results while under time constraints;  High energy, high level of dedication.
  • Be willing to jump in on new issues, get to the bottom of the causes and propose practical solutions.
  • A working knowledge of MatLab and for data collection and analysis to drive solutions.
  • Be able to interface with multidisciplinary groups and work effectively in a team and be willing to take on responsibility, follow through and keep multiple simultaneous assignments on schedule.
  • Be able to quickly acquire technical knowledge from documentation and on-the-job training and be capable of thoroughly investigating technical issues (analytically and through experiments).