Semiconductor Processing Equipment Test Technician

Operate machines and equipment used in production of semiconductor wafers.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Semiconductor Processing Equipment Test Technicians do?

Operates machines and equipment used in production of semiconductor wafers, such as alignment equipment, automatic developer, and diffusion furnaces, and tests processed wafers to evaluate performance of machines and equipment: Operates machines and equipment to process test wafer. Inspects and measures test wafer, using electronic measuring equipment and microscope, to determine that machines and equipment are processing wafers according to company specifications. Records test results in logbooks. Discusses production problems with workers. Analyzes test results, using engineering specifications and calculator, and writes report on equipment repair or re-calibration recommendations and on operator procedure violations.


Should I be a Semiconductor Processing Equipment Test Technician?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Semiconductor Lab Technician, Test Technician, Semiconductor Processing Equipment

    How to Become a
    Semiconductor Processing Equipment Test Technician

    Most Semiconductor Processing Equipment Test 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:a9bbaa&chl=|no+college+%2896%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,96
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