Semiconductor Wafers Tester

Test electrical characteristics of circuits on semiconductor wafers.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Semiconductor Wafers Testers do?

Tests electrical characteristics of circuits on semiconductor wafers, using test equipment: Reads processing documents to determine test specifications. Obtains specified probe cards from inventory and slides probe cards into designated slot on testing equipment. Activates testing equipment and places wafer on chuck of test equipment, using tweezers. Observes wafer through test equipment microscope and aligns wafer under probes of test equipment. Pushes buttons to activate test cycle. Records test readings from printouts or display screen in test log. Compares test readings with specifications manual to identify wafers failing electrical tests. Maintains production records. May clean and maintain test equipment.


Should I be a Semiconductor Wafers Tester?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Tester, Semiconductor Wafers

    How to Become a
    Semiconductor Wafers Tester

    Most Semiconductor Wafers Testers 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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