Semiconductor Processors

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Occupation Description

Semiconductor processors implement any or all of the following tasks in the production of electronic semiconductors: saw formed ingots into segments; locate crystal axis in ingot using x-ray apparatus and saw ingots into wafers; load individual segment into crystal growing chamber and monitor controls; load semiconductor material into furnace; and polish, clean and load wafers into series of chemical baths, special purpose furnaces, apparatus used to form circuitry and change conductive properties.

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Required Education

Associate's degree
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