Staff Test Engineer

ASML Holding NV   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 193 days ago

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Job Mission

Are you interested in complex technology that enables the world to have leading edge electronic devices? Would you like to contribute to the rise of enhanced cell phones, self-driving automobiles, and the internet of things? Well, the photons created by Cymer’s light sources are a key part of making this happen. Be a part of this driving force and join Cymer’s team of deep ultraviolet (DUV) laser design engineers. This test engineer position will characterize new design concepts of modules and system features and qualify final designs for release to production and fielded systems.

The test engineering position is within the Test Engineering team within the Product Development Group. This essential position works with each of the development teams, such as Systems Engineering, Optics Engineering, Controls and Software Engineering, and is responsible for ensuring product designs meet our requirements and specifications. This work is fast paced and very dynamic.

Job Description

As a member of the engineering team, supports research and development and manufacturing in the testing of optical, mechanical and electrical modules and sub-systems, and the integration and test of complex systems. Defines, designs, implements, and maintains engineering and manufacturing automated test equipment, test strategies, and test specifications for sub-assemblies, both electrical and electromechanical in nature, and complete systems. Designs and/or selects test equipment capable of implementing the tests. Troubleshoots product and test equipment and qualifies test process and equipment. Completes specifications and procedures for new products. Plans the labor, schedules, and equipment required for testing and evaluating standard and special devices.


  • Develops and performs a wide variety of electrical, optical and mechanical test processes.
  • Defines test requirements based upon design documents.
  • Defines all test requirements and differentiates design verification, reliability, in-circuit-testing and functional testing.
  • Assists other test engineers for best common solutions.
  • Produces clear, concise documentation in defined Cymer formats.
  • Demonstrates the test equipment and process meets the requirements through verification testing.
  • Validates test equipment design ideas by calculating stack up tolerances, providing analysis of options.
  • Sets up standard optical table and diagnostic equipment according to general instructions.

  • Troubleshoots and isolates problems in laboratory equipment.

  • Uses sophisticated computer programs and diagnostic equipment to test laser performance according to descriptive instructions.

  • Performs optical alignment of laser systems or external diagnostic equipment based upon general instructions

  • May be assigned to a special project, such as instrument construction and alignment, working under descriptive instructions

  • Responsible for Lab safe operation.

  • Collects data, analyzes it, summarizes results, and prepares presentation of results for review.

  • Gathers information from drawings, specifications and design engineers necessary to develop tests and documentation.

  • Participates in acceptance testing the design.

  • Compiles test data to demonstrate the test equipment built meets the specified requirements.

  • Interfaces with software engineers to ensure successful software and hardware integration.
  • Writes test procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • B.S. Degree in Electronics, Optics or Physical Sciences.


  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience is required.
  • Preferred experience in analog or digital technology and optics.
  • Performs data collection, statistical analysis, and report summarization. Effectively reports problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Proficient at designing and running tests to evaluate power distribution, digital, analog and serial signals, and optical beam parameters.
  • Understanding of manufacturing test including how and what to test for production and engineering design verification.
  • Proficient in reading and creating electrical schematics and using manufacturers’ product cut sheets to select components to purchase.
  • Ability to calculate voltage drops, tolerance stack up, acceptance criteria, fusing, cable and connector requirements.
  • Ability to apply algebra, geometry, and statistics skills.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Requires the ability to utilize standard test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, signal generators and power meters with no direction.
  • Requires the ability to use optical measurement devices such as spectrometers, spectrophotometers, imaging setups, and the etc on a routine basis.
  • Knowledge of LASERs (knowledge of excimer laser operation preferred).
  • Requires the ability to read and interpret engineering specifications, maintenance manuals and engineering sketches.
  • Ability to use routine software applications such as MS Word and MS Excel to produce reports and graphs is required. Ability to use data acquisition & processing software such as LabVIEW or MATLAB.
  • Experience in coding in LabVIEW.

  • Occasional travel to customer locations around the globe is required (<5%).

Personal skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, CAD Drawing (ORCAD, AUTOCAD, and/or Visio), and electronic e-mail systems.
  • Ability to receive and comprehend instructions.

  • Ability to write notes in a laboratory journal listing daily activities and write weekly report summarizing accomplishments.

  • Possesses good oral presentation skills and be able to effectively present results in a team meeting.