Wafer Mounter

Tend presses that mount semiconductor wafers in templates for polishing.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wafer Mounters do?

Tends press that mounts semiconductor wafers in templates for polishing: Cleans templates, using cleaning solution and brush or towel, or tends machine that automatically cleans templates. Places cushion in template depressions and places wafers on cushion, or places wafers on waxed template. Positions templates in press and activates press that presses wafers into templates. May tend machine that automatically removes polished wafers from templates. May tend machine that laps templates to restore flatness. May tend press that attaches template to carriers before mounting wafers.


Should I be a Wafer Mounter?

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

  • How to become a Wafer Mounter

    Most Wafer Mounters 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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