Semiconductor Wafers Etcher-Stripper

Immerse semiconductor wafers in series of chemical baths.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Semiconductor Wafers Etcher-Strippers do?

Immerses semiconductor wafers in series of chemical baths to etch circuitry patterns into or to strip excess photoresist from wafer surfaces: Places semiconductor wafers in containers, such as boats or cassettes, using vacuum wand or tweezers. Immerses loaded containers in series of chemical and water baths to etch circuitry patterns into or strip excess photoresist from wafer surfaces. Places loaded container into air or spin dryer and pushes buttons to activate drying cycle. May visually inspect etched and stripped wafer, using microscope, to detect scratches, contaminants, and to verify conformance to specifications. May tend plasma etch machine to etch circuitry patterns into wafer surfaces. May clean and maintain chemical baths.

Should I be a Semiconductor Wafers Etcher-Stripper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Etcher-Stripper, Semiconductor Wafers

    How to Become a
    Semiconductor Wafers Etcher-Stripper

    Most Semiconductor Wafers Etcher-Strippers 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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