Cymer, Inc. Failure Analysis Intern in San Diego, California

Failure Analysis Intern


California,San Diego at

Administrative Support

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ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lithography systems that help enable Moore’s Law and the creation of increasingly powerful and capable electronic devices. Our San Diego-based light source division, Cymer, is renowned for developing both deep ultraviolet (DUV) lithography light sources and next generation extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources. We are a multinational company with over 70 locations in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

If you have a passion for technology and innovation you’ll want to check us out. Be a part of ASML. Be a part of progress.

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Responsible for the hands on testing, disassembly, troubleshooting, and reporting of various failure mechanisms related to laser optics modules. Works from schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, layouts or defined plans to perform failure analysis, testing, checkout and trouble-shooting functions.


  • Work with both failure analysis and manufacturing optics engineers to learn the methods and test equipment used to test optics modules to a strict set of specifications.

  • Tests Opto-mechanical assemblies in strict accordance with procedures.

  • Uses standardized tools and electric equipment (i.e., torque wrenches, electric and pneumatic screwdrivers and ball drivers) to perform mechanical assembly, testing, repair, and troubleshooting of opto-mechanical assemblies.

  • Enters data into company databases.

  • May collect and analyze data under descriptive instructions/guidance.

  • May recommend procedural improvements to management.

  • Follows control measures and processes to ensure the quality of modules produced.

  • Identifies and documents discrepant material.

  • Sets up diagnostic equipment according to general instructions.

  • Uses specialized test equipment and programs and common test equipment to execute and control testing throughout the design/production process.

  • Troubleshoots and isolates problems in laboratory equipment.

  • Investigates the root-cause of issues and provides information to Engineers and Project Managers.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Requires a senior level BS student or MS student within 1 year of graduation in physics, optics emphasis.

  • Experience working with precision optical components highly desirable.

  • Proven abilities to troubleshoot and identify problems in complex systems.

  • Understanding of laser systems/optical theory is desired.

  • Must be able to use standard hand tools that includes, but is not limited to, torque wrenches, electric or pneumatic screwdrivers, and ball drivers.

  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.

  • Ability to use tools and equipment (e.g., oscilloscopes, voltage and current probes, multi-meters, etc.)

  • Knowledge of computer systems, networking, and software.

  • Capacity to work independently and set individual priorities.

  • Availability to work in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Capability to work in a team environment.

  • Flexibility to work overtime and off-shift hours to support company requirements.

  • Possesses excellent listening skills.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret work instructions, engineering specifications, and engineering sketches.


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 25 pounds.

  • 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.

  • May work in an electronics laboratory or clean room environment in full gown, hood and gloves, where the noise level may be high.

  • 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.