Laser Beam Trim Operator

Operate laser machines to trim excess material from electronic components.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Laser Beam Trim Operators do?

Operates computer-controlled laser machine to trim excess material from electronic components: Reads production sheet to determine specified operation code and enters commands, using control console, to retrieve programmed instructions. Inserts electronic component into holding fixture of laser machine, using tweezers, and presses console buttons to actuate laser beam that automatically trims excess metal and glass from component. Observes light indicator on control panel or monitor to determine if component meets specifications. Removes trimmed component from holding fixture and examines component for defects and completeness of trim, using microscope. May repair holding fixture on laser machine, using handtools, such as allen wrench, wire strippers, hand drill, and soldering iron.

Should I be a Laser Beam Trim Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Laser Beam Trim Operator

    Most Laser Beam Trim 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:9fcaaa&chl=no+college+%2864%25%29|certificate+%2832%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,64,64
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