Wafer Cleaner

Tend equipment that clean surface of semiconductor wafers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wafer Cleaners do?

Tends equipment that cleans surface of semiconductor wafers after slicing or polishing: Reviews work orders to determine processing steps. Sets temperature controls on automatic chemical cleaning machine or sinks of chemical cleaning station. Places containers of semiconductor wafers into drum of cleaning machine or into heated sinks of solutions in cleaning station to remove dust, oil, wax, slurry, or debris from surface of wafers. May load containers of wafers into scrubbing machine that brushes and sprays contaminants from wafers and dries wafers. May tend machine that dries wafers.

Should I be a Wafer Cleaner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Final Cleaner, Pigs Feet Cleaner, Ultrasonic Cleaner

    How to become a Wafer Cleaner

    Most Wafer Cleaners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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