Cymer, Inc. Source Field Integration Engineer in San Diego, California

Source Field Integration Engineer

California,San Diego


0005312 Requisition #


Cymer is the leader in developing light sources used by chipmakers worldwide to pattern advanced semiconductor chips. Cymer is at the forefront of technology innovation because of the extraordinary efforts and ingenuity of our employees.

One Company, One Goal, Limitless Innovation. It's our people that make the difference.


Cymer an ASML Company is the world's leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry. Through innovation, Cymer is an integral part of today’s technology landscape and is leading the light Generation.

The Source Field Integration Engineer is responsible for first time installation of the EUV light source into the scanner at a customer site. The Source Field Install team will support the ASML Veldhoven Operations team on the mechanical installation of the source and scanner, start-up / commission the source, and then lead the Plasma Qualification of the Source after installation. The Source Field Integration Engineer is the technical owner of the Plasma Qualification functional area, assists in validating the plasma qualification sequence and procedures as well as for writing and maintaining system level trouble shooting guide. The Source Field Integration Engineer is expected to be a solid system user that executes hands on system and subsystem installation, service and optimization. Troubleshoots either to resolve issues directly or through referring advanced issues to technical support resources. Acts as a customer service advocate, instructing customers in the operation and maintenance of the system. Performs a variety of engineering work including testing, analyzing, troubleshooting, and implementing.


  • Utilizes test data to assess performance capabilities and assist in the documentation of procedures and the validation of system, operations and service.
  • Performs a wide variety of electrical and mechanical test processes.
  • Assists in defining test requirements based upon design documents.
  • Assists other test engineers for best common solutions.
  • Produces clear, concise documentation in defined Cymer formats.
  • Troubleshoots and isolates problems in field service equipment and on the product.
  • 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 system upgrades, working under descriptive instructions.
  • Responsible for customer site safe operation.
  • Assists in collecting data, analyzes it, summarizes results, and prepares presentation of results for review.
  • Participates in acceptance testing the design.
  • Assists in qualifying product for shipment.
  • Assist creation of description instructions for system service activities including complex upgrades.
  • Assists in analyzing, diagnosing, and troubleshooting Cymer equipment problems via telephone or at customer site.
  • Performs installation, repair, retrofits, upgrades and preventive maintenance on Cymer equipment installed at customer sites.
  • Provides service education to customer’s service and operations staff.
  • Ensures that parts/tools required are identified and need date is communicated as specified for service requirements.
  • Travels as required for the purposes of performing install activities at customer sites or backfilling for other Cymer Field Service Engineers.
  • Completes service, expense reports, and other administrative responsibilities in accordance with Cymer’s procedures and with supervisor’s approval.
  • Uses company technical documentation and provides feedback for improvement and assists in creating technical service documentation.
  • Interacts with cross-functional groups (engineers and scientists, worldwide customer support personnel, manufacturing personnel, upper management, marketing, external customers). Crosses functional boundaries and builds constructive and effective relationships throughout the whole organization.
  • Acquires test data according to a loosely defined test protocol. Modifies protocol in cooperation with scientists as necessary to ensure success of tests, and creates detailed test plans.
  • Interacts with customers to provide information about system maintenance and operation optimization.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience is required.
  • BS in Optical Engineering Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Physics, Applied Physics, or Mechanical Engineering.
  • General proficiency with tools, systems, and procedures required to accomplish the job. May need to consult with higher level staff members on some technical issues.
  • Knowledge and experiences in optics, laser-induced plasma, optical metrology, and/or controls of such devices preferred.
  • Experiences with vacuum system a plus.
  • Experiences in semiconductor equipment development a strong plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Performs data collection, statistical analysis, and report summarization. Effectively reports problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Ability to work in a cleanroom environment (boots, coveralls, hood, face mask, safety glasses, gloves)
  • Great customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CAD Drawing (ORCAD, AUTOCAD, and/or Visio), and electronic e-mail systems.
  • Understanding of plasma qualification testing including how and what to test for source acceptance.
  • 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.
  • Requires the ability to read and interpret engineering specifications, maintenance manuals and engineering sketches.
  • Debug of mechanical and electrical subsystems.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Plan activities and execute to schedules established by program.
  • Able to travel up to 60% as needed, both domestic and international.
  • Schedule may vary considerably to include evenings and weekends as well as long hours based on business needs.
  • Ability to work 12 hour shifts (day & night)
  • Valid passport.


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 and hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, crawl, reach, and stretch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • 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.
  • Travel to overseas and domestic customer sites for >50% of time.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • May be required to climb or balance.
  • Must be able to use breathing apparatus.
  • Schedule may vary considerably to include evenings and weekends as well as long hours based on business needs.
  • May be assigned a compressed or alternate work schedule to meet customer needs.
  • May be assigned an “on call” type work schedule and may be required to respond to customers with little or no advance notice.

Cymer offers competitive salaries and benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(K), and FSAs.

Cymer is committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of our workforce to create opportunities for our people and the business. EOE