Charge Preparation Technician

Prepare ampoules containing charge to grow gallium arsenide crystal ingots.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $48,000

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What do Charge Preparation Technicians do?

Prepares ampoule containing charge to grow gallium arsenide crystal ingot in crystal growing furnace: Cleans ampoules, plugs, and boats, using etch tanks and sandblasting equipment. Operates saw to cut remelt into sections of specified size. Immerses remelt into etch tank to remove contaminants, and dries remelt in oven. Measures and weighs specified amounts of crystal growing material, such as seed, seed powder, remelt, and dopant, and loads material into boat and ampoule, following prescribed procedure. Attaches ampoule to diffusion pump to remove air from ampoule, and seals ampoule, using blowtorch. Transports sealed ampoule to holding rack in furnace room for further processing by CRYSTAL GROWER 590.382-014. Records production information.

Should I be a Charge Preparation Technician?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Pellet-Preparation Operator

    How to Become a
    Charge Preparation Technician

    Most Charge Preparation Technicians have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:a9bbaa&chl=|no+college+%2896%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,96
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