Electron-Beam Photo Mask Technician

Generate computer tape or disk of processing instructions.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $57,000

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What do Electron-Beam Photo Mask Technicians do?

Generates computer tape or disk of processing instructions for use in electron-beam fabrication of photo masks used in integrated circuit manufacture, using computer graphics system and software and applying knowledge of photo mask layout: Reviews work order and specification manuals to determine data required to lay out array for reproduction onto photo mask. Enters commands into computer, using keyboard, to retrieve from data file and display on display screen existing array format information. Calculates additional array information required, such as array center and coordinates, number of rows and columns in array, and location of test patterns in array, following specification manual and work order instructions. Locates file relating to specified IC layer and loads tape into computer tape drive. Enters specified commands into computer, using keyboard to retrieve IC layer pattern from file and display pattern on array format on computer display screen. Positions IC layer patterns and test patterns within array format on display screen, using knowledge of photo mask layout and computer graphics. Enters electron-beam exposure instructions into computer and keys in commands to transfer array data and exposure instructions onto computer disk or tape for use by PHOTO MASK MAKER, ELECTRON-BEAM 972.382-018. May enter commands into computer, using keyboard, to transfer IC layer patterns onto hard copy, using plotter peripheral equipment. May inspect plots of IC layer patterns for layout errors.

Should I be an Electron-Beam Photo Mask Technician?

You should have a certificate 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.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

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

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    Electron-Beam Photo Mask Technician

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