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.

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”


  • 19,216 employees
  • €9,053 million net sales
  • 60 offices in 16 countries
  • €2,119 million net income
  • 115 different nationalities
  • €1,260 million research & development spending

What are the requirements?

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

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Mechanical engineering jobs at ASML