Semiconductor Processors Job Description

by Writing Team on May 21, 2010

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

Tasks for Semiconductor Processors

  • The Semiconductor Processor manipulates valves, switches, and buttons, or key commands into control panels to start semiconductor processing cycles.

  • The Semiconductor Processor maintains processing, production and inspection information and reports.

  • The Semiconductor Processor inspects materials, components, or products for surface defects and measures circuitry, using electronic test equipment, precision measuring instruments, microscope, and standard procedures.

  • The Semiconductor Processor cleans semiconductor wafers using cleaning equipment, such as chemical baths, automatic water cleaners, or blow-off wands.

  • The Semiconductor Processor studies work orders, instructions, formulas, and processing charts to determine specifications and sequence of operations.

  • The Semiconductor Processor loads and unloads equipment chambers and transports finished products to storage or to area for further processing.

  • The Semiconductor Processor cleans and maintains equipment, including replacing etching and rinsing solutions and cleaning bath containers and work area.

  • The Semiconductor Processor places semiconductor wafers in processing containers or equipment holders, using vacuum wand or tweezers

  • The Semiconductor Processor sets, adjusts, and readjust computerized or mechanical equipment controls to regulate power level, temperature, vacuum, and rotation speed of furnace, according to crystal growing specifications.

  • The Semiconductor Processor etches, laps, polishes or grinds wafers or ingots to form circuitry and change conductive properties, using etching, and lapping, polishing, or grinding equipment.

The Semiconductor Processor needs knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. The Semiconductor Processor needs knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. The Semiconductor Processor needs knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property and institutions. The Semiconductor Processor needs knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. The Semiconductor Processor needs knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. The Semiconductor Processor needs knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production, techniques, and disposal methods.

Skill requirements for Semiconductor Processor

  • The Semiconductor Processor needs the skill of understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

  • The Semiconductor Processor needs the skill of managing time that of their own and that of fellow co-workers in order to perform their job function in a timely manner.

  • The Semiconductor Processor needs the skill of understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making.

  • The Semiconductor Processor needs the skill to determine causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

  • The Semiconductor Processor performs routine maintenance on equipment and determines when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

  • The Semiconductor Processor conducts tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

  • The Semiconductor Processor selects and uses training methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

  • The Semiconductor Processor must give 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.

  • The Semiconductor Processor considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

  • The Semiconductor Processor must have the ability to see details at close range or within a few feet of their work area.

  • The Semiconductor Processor must have the ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

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