Overview and Key Facts
High school diploma or equivalent
(Below US Average)
Jobs in 2029
What Do They Do?A semiconductor processor could...
Polish semiconductor wafers and make tiny circuits on their surfaces.
Help develop the fabrication process that makes a microprocessor for use in a hearing aid.
Manufacture the fastest computer processing unit (CPU) available.
Troubleshoot and fix problems in equipment used to make semiconductor devices.
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What do traffic lights, lasers, and microchips have in common? They are made from special materials called semiconductors. Semiconductors have helped revolutionize technology. If you enjoy hands-on work and are interested in participating in cutting-edge semiconductor technology, then a career as a semiconductor processor maybe of interest to you!
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Do You Have the Skills and Characteristics of a Semiconductor Processor?
- Operation Monitoring: ? Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Reading Comprehension: ? Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Critical Thinking: ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Quality Control Analysis: ? Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Active Listening: ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Monitoring: ? Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Core TasksThink about if you'd like the typical tasks a Semiconductor Processor might do:
- Manipulate valves, switches, and buttons, or key commands into control panels to start semiconductor processing cycles.
- Inspect materials, components, or products for surface defects and measure circuitry, using electronic test equipment, precision measuring instruments, microscope, and standard procedures.
- Maintain processing, production, and inspection information and reports.
- Clean semiconductor wafers using cleaning equipment, such as chemical baths, automatic wafer cleaners, or blow-off wands.
- Study work orders, instructions, formulas, and processing charts to determine specifications and sequence of operations.
- Load and unload equipment chambers and transport finished product to storage or to area for further processing.
- Clean and maintain equipment, including replacing etching and rinsing solutions and cleaning bath containers and work area.
- Place semiconductor wafers in processing containers or equipment holders, using vacuum wand or tweezers.
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