Material Preparation Worker

Perform tasks involved in packaging chunks of silicon for crystal growing.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Material Preparation Workers do?

Performs any combination of following tasks involved in cleaning, sorting, breaking, weighing, and packaging chunks of silicon for crystal growing: Sandblasts chunks of silicon or immerses chunks in cleaning tanks to remove contaminants. Breaks chunks of silicon into pieces of specified size, using hammer. Tests and sorts silicon pieces according to resistivity type and level, using resistivity device or meter. Weighs out specified amounts of silicon to prepare charges for crystal growing process, loads silicon into charge can, and records identifying information on label of charge can. May transport charges to crystal growing department.


Should I be a Material Preparation Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Rolled Materials Worker, Wire-Preparation Worker

    How to Become a
    Material Preparation Worker

    Material Preparation Workers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Material Preparation Worker-related education!
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