Performs any or all of the following functions in the manufacture of electronic semiconductors: loads semiconductor material into furnace; saws formed ingots into segments; loads individual segments into crystal growing chamber and monitors controls; locates crystal axis in ingot using x-ray equipment and saws ingots into wafers; cleans, polishes, and loads wafers into series of special purpose furnaces, chemical baths, and equipment used to form circuitry and change conductive properties.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Production pathway.
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