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DATE ADDED: Wed 17/10/2018

Director - Mechanical Development & Engineering

Wilton, USA


Job Description

Director - Mechanical Development & Engineering

OUR CLIENT 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 headquarters are in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ and San Jose, CA.

OUR CLIENT, a market leader in the semiconductor lithography equipment, is looking to fill the role of VP within the Mechanical Development Engineering group. The role will require managerial and technical leadership for up to a 30 member group working on the concept, analysis, development and delivery of intricate lithography components. We are looking for someone with a strong technical background to be able to assume the leadership responsibilities while being a hands-on member providing support where needed. This is a very technical group where a complex engineering background and analytic thought are as important as inspiring leadership and people development.


-Responsible for people management and career development activities including recruiting, on-boarding, training, mentoring, coaching, and performance evaluation.

-Responsible for leading a group to perform product design validation through design assessment, testing including simulation and analysis, using qualified test methods an equipment, making repeatable measurements traceable to industry standards.

-Work with multiple engineering disciplines and co-developers to ensure timely realization of competitive, serviceable products that keep the semiconductor industry moving forward.

-Exposure to multi-disciplinary projects, such as robotics, mechatronics, or optical systems and developing the skill-sets within the Mechanical Development organization to successfully realize leading edge complex machines that are critical to the production of integrated circuits and microchips.

-Responsible for resource management working with Project Leaders to anticipate program staffing and skill-set needs and to optimally allocate work between onsite personnel and external co-developers.

-Lead continuous improvement projects to further improve the quality and efficiency of the organization.


Master’s degree or PhD in Mechanical Engineering preferred or equivalent experience


-Minimum 3 years in a technical leadership role

-Minimum 6 years of Mechanical Engineering experience in a design and analysis Mechanical Engineering experience in a design and analysis intensive environment

-Previous experience within the semiconductor industry or precision engineering field preferred

-Possess strong leadership and ownership characteristics - demonstrated commitment to achieving results on time

-Have strong written and oral communicative skills - ability to communicate effectively to your team and to senior management

-Demonstrated “team player” with a quality orientation and interpersonal skills

-Capability to interface with multidisciplinary groups (including senior leadership), and be willing to take on responsibility, follow through and keep multiple simultaneous projects on schedule

-Be willing to own the integrated systems performance, and support the entire product life-cycle (development through sustaining engineering). Strive to enable your team to deliver the right design solution for the right cost at the right time.

-Ability to inspire and coach individuals and groups to achieve career development and performance targets.

Context of the position

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.

-While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
-The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
-The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
-May require travel dependent on company needs.
-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
-Can work under deadlines.
-The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
-Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
-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.


-A challenging opportunity to expand your knowledge in a wide variety of engineering application areas and to work on problems spanning all technical fields

-Highly creative and qualified teams with a diversity of experience.

-Great career opportunities at a quickly growing high-tech company.

-World class technical problems to solve.

- Relocation assistance available



Role: Director - Mechanical Development & Engineering
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Location: Wilton,

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