Photo Mask Processor

Print and develop working photo mask plates.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Photo Mask Processors do?

Prints and develops working photo mask plates from master plate for subsequent use in fabrication of semiconductor devices: Reads work order to determine process specifications. Loads unexposed plates and master plate in holding fixture of printing machine. Adjusts controls and activates machine that exposes blank plates to image on master plate. Develops exposed plates, using developing equipment, chemicals, and dryer. Cleans developing equipment periodically and refills chemicals in developing sinks. Cleans master plate at specified intervals, using cleaning and rinsing solutions and ultrasonic equipment.


Should I be a Photo Mask Processor?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Paper Processor, Photo Department Manager

    How to become a Photo Mask Processor

    Photo Mask Processors 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 Photo Mask Processor-related education!
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