Electron-Beam Photo Mask Maker

Operate computer-controlled electron-beam exposure equipment.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Electron-Beam Photo Mask Makers do?

Operates computer-controlled electron-beam exposure equipment to transfer circuit pattern onto photoresist-coated photo mask plates for subsequent use in fabrication of semiconductor devices: Loads disk or tape of pattern information into equipment, and positions unexposed photo mask plate in vacuum chamber of equipment. Types commands to enter exposure specifications and production instructions and activate equipment that directs electron beam at specified locations on coated photo mask plate to expose photoresist. Develops and etches exposed photo mask plate, using automatic developing and etching equipment. Inspects pattern on photo mask plate for conformance to specifications, using microscope and specialized inspection devices.

Should I be an Electron-Beam Photo Mask Maker?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Photo Mask Maker, Electron-Beam

    How to Become an
    Electron-Beam Photo Mask Maker

    Most Electron-Beam Photo Mask Makers have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:g9daaa&chl=no+college+%2826%25%29|certificate+%2850%25%29|associate%27s+%2824%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,26,50
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