Ion Implant Machine Operator

Operate ion implanting machines to implant semiconductor wafers with gases.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Ion Implant Machine Operators do?

Operates ion implanting machine to implant semiconductor wafers with gases, such as arsenic, boron, or phosphorus, to implant electrical properties in wafers: Turns valves, flips switches, and presses buttons to start and regulate flow of gases into implant machine. Places semiconductor wafers in holders, such as carousel, wheels, or boats, using tweezers. Places loaded holder in machine and secures clamps. Presses buttons to start feeding and implanting process. Monitors gas gauges and meters and turns dials to adjust gases, following specifications, if required. Maintains processing reports. May test semiconductor wafers, using test equipment, to verify that voltage, current, and resistivity of implantation meet company specifications.


Should I be an Ion Implant Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Lapping Machine Tender, Machine Operator Technician, Preforming-Machine Operator, Vacuum-Evaporation Operator

    How to Become an
    Ion Implant Machine Operator

    Most Ion Implant Machine Operators 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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