Semiconductor Wafers Saw Operator

Tend sawing machines that automatically scribe semiconductor wafers.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Semiconductor Wafers Saw Operators do?

Tends sawing machine that automatically scribes semiconductor wafers prior to separating wafers into individual dies: Flips switches and presses buttons to activate sawing machine. Places wafer mounted on laminated plastic onto moveable chuck of sawing machine, using tweezers. Presses buttons and turns knobs and dials to adjust saw to specifications and to start sawing cycle. Monitors sawing cycle, using magnified viewer or TV monitor, to verify that wafers are scribed according to specifications and adjusts controls if required. Removes scribed wafer from machine and places wafer in container, using tweezers. May mount wafers on plastic laminate, using mounting device. May visually inspect wafers to identify misalignment of scribe lines. May maintain and clean sawing machine. May separate sawn wafers into dies [WAFER BREAKER, SEMICONDUCTORS 726.687-046]. May clean sawn wafers or dies, using cleaning equipment and solutions.


Should I be a Semiconductor Wafers Saw Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Saw Operator, Semiconductor Wafers, V-Block Saw Operator, Wafer Fab Operator, Wafer Fabrication Operator

    How to Become a
    Semiconductor Wafers Saw Operator

    Most Semiconductor Wafers Saw Operators 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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