Semiconductor Processing Equipment Technician

Clean and maintain wafer processing machines and equipment.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Semiconductor Processing Equipment Technicians do?

Cleans and maintains wafer processing machines and equipment and mixes chemical solutions, following production specifications: Reads work orders and specifications to determine machines and equipment requiring replenishment of chemical solutions. Measures and mixes chemical solutions, using graduated beakers and funnels. Pours chemical solutions into wafer processing machine tanks to replenish machine supplies. Cleans furnace accessories, such as quartz tubes and stainless steel tubing, using chemical solutions. Removes broken quartzware and wafers from furnace and vacuums interior of furnace. Cleans processing machines and equipment, using cleaning solvent and cloth. Removes and replaces empty machine and equipment gas tanks. Measures furnace temperatures, using thermal rod or thermocouple, and turns knobs on furnace control panel to adjust temperature. May re-stock storage shelves and work station with supplies, such as chemicals, alcohol, and rubber gloves. May maintain log records of machine and equipment processing readings.

Should I be a Semiconductor Processing Equipment Technician?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Electro / Mechanical Technician, Production Technician, Semiconductor Processing Equipment

    How to Become a
    Semiconductor Processing Equipment Technician

    Most Semiconductor Processing Equipment Technicians 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:9facaa&chl=no+college+%2864%25%29|certificate+%2832%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,64,64
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