Feature Friday | Ryan Weimer, Engineering Project Leader

Meet Ryan Weimer, our Engineering Project Leader who holds his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Business Economics from Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.Ryan Weimer | Engineering Project Leader Cymer/ASML

Originally from Ashburn, Virginia, a suburb outside of Washington D.C., Ryan moved to Denver, Colorado to work as a project and reliability engineer at DCP Midstream, where his main roles were gas and NGL compression design, processing plant operations and improving the availability of their engines, compressors and turbines in the field. In April of 2016, Ryan took a leap of faith in and moved to San Diego (without a job) to enjoy its beautiful beaches and weather.

In August of 2016, Ryan started working at Cymer/ASML.

“As an Engineering Project Leader, I am responsible for the planning and execution of EUV Upgrades in the field. The planning phase includes prioritization of upgrades based on customer needs and system conditions in the field, aligning with all the different experts within Cymer/ASML to determine the scope and success criteria of the upgrades, and scheduling and allocating manpower resources from our team to execute them. The execution phase occurs in the field at customer sites all over the world. This is more into the nuts and bolts of operations – I am the second line of support for the engineers physically working in the fab. In any one given day I could be troubleshooting/escalating an issue, sorting through tools and parts in the fab and updating daily progress information for management. In that kind of team environment it’s an ‘all hands on deck’ mentality, so many of our skill sets are tested and developed at once.”

“When you combine a ‘start-up’ level of growth with the sharpest minds in the industry and financial commitment to innovation you really create an environment of uncapped potential. When I come to work each day I really do feel excitement that we are on the verge of something huge.”

Outside of work, Ryan enjoys staying active including hiking, skiing and learning to surf as well as hitting up San Diego’s local breweries and concerts.

Fun fact about Ryan?

“I played tight end on the football team in college and am addicted to peanut butter. Sometimes I sing to Hootie & the Blowfish or Taylor Swift in my car, then find myself stopped at an intersection with people watching me, and it gets awkward.”

“I really enjoy traveling and experiencing other parts of the world, and feel blessed my job allows me to do that! The blend of cultures at Cymer/ASML is fascinating to me – it makes everyone well-versed to the big picture of the world economy.”