Pushing the limits of what’s technically possible

Why working in ASML mechanical engineering is the ideal job for you:

  • Build creative solutions for a global company
  • Innovate in the extreme
  • Find a career that works for you

ASML’s lithography machines are used by the world’s top chip manufacturers to produce the chips that power the world’s electronics industry. We’re continually striving to help our customers create smaller, faster, greener chips. We’re faced with some of the toughest and most exciting challenges in the business and our mechanical engineering teams are the foundation of our global organization.

Working across every discipline our mechanical engineers put all of ASML’s expertise into action by designing and building our high-performance systems. As a mechanical engineer, you will design and create a module from scratch and see your ideas mature into a real operational system at our customer sites. You will do this while working with a diverse set of talented technologists as you continually develop new skills across the business.

Mechanical engineering jobs at ASML

Innovation meets opportunity as a mechanical engineer at ASML. You will design, build and work with our highly complex machines, helping us push the limits of what’s technically possible. You’ll be finding novel solutions to bring our groundbreaking products to maturity, ensuring they are reliable and easy to service.

Mechanical engineering jobs at ASML provide you with a dynamic and exciting career path, and one that allows you to make an impact both at our industry-leading organization and across the wider electronics industry.

  • Build creative solutions for a global company

At ASML, you get ownership on complex and highly unique mechanical engineering projects. Our mechanical engineering teams are responsible for pulling together the expertise of every company department and building it into our world-leading machines. We’re the interface between every discipline at ASML, from physics and electronics to materials and contamination.

It’s a hands-on career where you will get the opportunity to design, create and work with the cutting-edge machinery that feeds the world’s electronics industry. For example, you may need to push the boundaries of physics to invent an intricate optics system. Or design a high-level framework for a new tooling machine. Or create a high-precision sensor to push Moore’s law to its limit.


  • Innovate in the extreme

This is not routine mechanical engineering. This is mechanical engineering in the extreme. We do things that no one has ever done before. In extreme environments that do not exist anywhere else in the world. So we need creative problem solvers.

Inside our machines, you need to design systems able to cope with a combination of high speed robotics with incredibly high accuracy, liquid metals, high temperatures, flammable gases, vacuum systems, and heavy-duty lasers. You will need to constantly devise new, creative solutions to balance the functionality of our complex systems and ensure their longevity.

The smaller chips become, the bigger our machines need to be, creating even more engineering challenges. You may be tasked with working out the best way to build our machines so they can be  transported halfway around the world, or how to ensure critical parts are positioned to be easy to repair or replace. These are the sort of real-world problems you will have to resolve every day.


  • Find a career that works for you

Are you a high-level thinker, a practical engineer, or a skilled coordinator? Whatever your preference, at ASML, we actively encourage our mechanical engineering professionals to pursue their desired career path.

We embrace an open company culture, where every opinion is valued. This personal freedom is important to us as you will be working in a challenged technical environment that demands innovative ideas that can only result from such open creativity. There are no boundaries for good ideas.

We are a successful global business that continues to innovate in order to push both our machines and our processes to the limit. We encourage our mechanical engineers to take an active role from day one and provide in-depth training and a mentor scheme to help you get to grips with ASML’s exciting business.

Proud to be part of progress

At ASML we believe that technology is a force for good. It connects us, whoever and wherever we are in the world, and it changes how we live, work and play. Headquartered in Brainport Eindhoven, The Netherlands (Google Maps), ASML is the world's leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry. We make the tools for a critical manufacturing step, defining the structures that form the electrical circuits on a chip. We provide chipmakers with everything they need to mass produce patterns on silicon. 

Our key technology is the lithography system, which brings together high-tech hardware and advanced software to control the chip manufacturing process down to the picometer. Delivering new functionalities, better performance and lower cost with each generation, advances in chips have spawned new products and transformed industries. All of the world's top chipmakers like Samsung, Intel and TSMC use our technology, enabling the waves of innovation that help tackle the world's toughest challenges.

We are proud of the impact our achievements have on the world around us. We are proud to be part of progress.

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Lead Engineer

Lead Engineer

You take the lead in the mechanical development, qualification and integration of a (sub)module according to agreed requirements. Watch the video where Arjan explains all about this job.

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Project Manager

Project Manager

You are responsible for planning, costs and resources for different projects as well as for reliability, stability, safety, contamination free and cost effective development.

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Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager

You take ownership for one or more deliverables in a project team, plan the needed steps for these deliverables and organize the team needed team to execute the plan and realize the deliverables in time and within budget.

Lead Engineer Job Vacancy

Arjan is a group leader in mechanical development at ASML and he’s looking for new colleagues. Watch the video to find out more about the job and why it's great to work at ASML. 

“We work on technology that no one else has ever created”


You have a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degree (BSc/MSc/PhD) in Mechanical Engineering,  or a combination of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Opto-mechanics, Flow & Temperature, Materials,  Industrialization.

Typical roles that you can fulfil in your mechanical engineer career at ASML are:

  • Architect
  • System Engineer
  • Principal Engineer
  • Team lead/Project Manager
  • Engineering Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Computer Aided Engineer (CAE)/ CAE Lead Engineer
  • Mechanical Analyst
  • Finite Element Method (FEM/FEA) Engineer
  • Integrator


19,216 employees

60 offices in 16 countries

115 different nationalities

Net sales €9,053 million

Net income €2,119 million

Research & Development spending €1,260 million



Our company has many dimensions: from physics to finance, from San Diego to Shanghai, from Research to Logistics. It offers the opportunity to broaden our view and realize our potential. For the eager, this company does not just offer a job - it offers a career.

To get to the best ideas, we question everything while keeping an open, curious mind. We know that a great idea can come from anyone, so we foster a melting pot of different backgrounds, talents and passions. We are proud of that diversity and we know that it makes us stronger. We are eager to share our knowledge and want to learn new things. We cherish our open culture that makes it all possible.

Our benefits package

High-quality people are a key asset to our company. To recognize that, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefits packages to attract and retain the very best people and let them share in the success that they build:

  • 13th month payment
  • 8% holiday allowance
  • Profit sharing
  • Share purchase, with 20% premium
  • Reimbursement of external study
  • Collective health insurance plan
  • Pension scheme
  • Commuting allowance
  • Relocation expense reimbursement 
  • 40 days off: 27 vacation days and 13 ADV days (reduction of working hours)
The benefits above are applicable in the Netherlands. ASML will make a tailor-made compensation & benefit package based on your individual situation.

Mechanical engineering jobs at ASML