Photo Mask Cleaner

Perform tasks to clean production photo mask plates.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Photo Mask Cleaners do?

Performs any combination of following tasks to clean production photo mask plates used in fabrication of semiconductor devices: Reads specifications sheet to verify type of photo mask plate and number of production runs for each plate. Marks number of production runs on border of each photo mask plate, using diamond scribe. Immerses photo mask plates into series of chemical baths to strip photoresist from photo mask. Places photo mask plates in chamber of specified cleaning machine and starts machine that automatically cleans and dries photo mask plates. Places photo mask plates in chamber of coating machine and starts machine that automatically deposits specified coating onto photo mask. Monitors operation of machines. Inspects photo mask plates for defects or insufficient cleaning, using microscope. Records process and inspection information in logbook.

Should I be a Photo Mask Cleaner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to become a Photo Mask Cleaner

    Most Photo Mask Cleaners 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:9gsaaa&chl=no+college+%2872%25%29|certificate+%287%25%29|associate%27s+%2821%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,72,72
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