Wafer Production Lead Worker

Assist supervisor of workers engaged in manufacturing semiconductor wafers.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wafer Production Lead Workers do?

Assists supervisor in coordinating activities of workers engaged in abrading, cleaning, etching, heattreating, testing, inspecting, sawing, and other processes in manufacturing semiconductor wafers, utilizing knowledge of equipment, procedures, and specifications for wafer manufacture: Assigns workers to work stations to meet production requirements. Interprets process specifications for workers. Monitors production and adjusts work assignments, supply of material, and machine operation when necessary. Transports materials between production and storage areas. Repairs various machines, using handtools and power tools. Refers extensive machine repairs to maintenance personnel. Confers with supervisor to receive instructions and exchange production information. Tests random samples of silicon wafers, using various test equipment, to verify wafers meet specifications. Periodically recalibrates test equipment. Trains workers in equipment operation. May perform duties of absent workers to maintain production.


Should I be a Wafer Production Lead Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • 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.

  • Also known as: Lead Worker, Wafer Production, Wafer Production Worker

    How to Become a
    Wafer Production Lead Worker

    Most Wafer Production Lead Workers 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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