Crystal Mounter

Mount crystal ingots onto mounting block of crystal saw.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$23,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Crystal Mounters do?

Mounts crystal ingot onto mounting block of crystal saw preparatory to slicing semiconductor wafers from ingot: Sorts semiconductor crystal ingots according to size and crystal orientation. Mixes resin and hardening agent to form epoxy adhesive and spreads adhesive on graphite backing, using putty knife. Attaches crystal ingot(s) to adhesive and backing. Mounts crystal ingot attached to graphite backing onto mounting block of crystal saw, using epoxy adhesive. May mount crystal ingot directly onto mounting block, using epoxy as backing and adhesive. May mount crystal ingot to backing and mounting block, using wax.

Should I be a Crystal Mounter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • How to become a Crystal Mounter

    Most Crystal Mounters 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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