What does a Microelectronics Manufacturer (630A) do?

Although much of electronics manufacturing is automated, the machines and equipment still need to be monitored to ensure they are operating correctly. Microelectronics Manufacturers work with the automated equipment used to manufacture high technology integrated circuits and modules to make sure it is working correctly.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Setting up, operating, monitoring, and solving issues with automated processes
  • Running and adjusting automated machinery
  • Following clean-room instructions
  • Interpreting drawings, blueprints, and diagrams
  • Operating robotics and automation equipment

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent
  • While not mandatory, completion of 4,000-hour apprenticeship program, including on-the-job and in-school training, is recommended

What's Your Future as a Microelectronics Manufacturer (630A)?

  • Primarily indoor work with repetitive tasks
  • Strong computer literacy increases employability
  • Field expected to grow as manufacturing companies meet increasing demand for electronics
  • Employers include high technology firms, electronics manufacturing plants, electrical and electronic machinery wholesalers, and business machine and motor vehicle/parts manufacturers

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers can earn up to $20.00 per hour, not including overtime or benefits.


Microelectronics Manufacturer (630A)

Ask Yourself: Yes No
Do you have good manual dexterity, an eye for dimension and detail, and enjoy working with your hands/power tools?
Do you have good analytical and problem-solving skills?
Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?
Are you comfortable operating a variety of machinery?
Are you self-motivated? Do you have excellent time management? Are you an organized person?
Would you enjoy interacting with site supervisors, customers, suppliers, co-workers and other tradespeople to get the job done?
Can you read blueprints and diagrams?

If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as an Microelectronics Manufacturer (630A) may be for you!

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  • Electronics Assembler
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  • Electronics Inspector
  • Electronic Service Technician

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