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Vblock Saw Operator Salary
in San Diego, California

$36,546 (USD)

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Last updated: June 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Vblock Saw Operator is $36,546 a year and $18 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a Vblock Saw Operator is between $27,996 and $43,537. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

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Job Summary

  • Operates precision saws to slice wafers from semiconductor crystal ingots, such as silicon or gallium arsenide: attaches mounted crystal to holding fixture of automatic feed on saw, using clamps.
  • Adjusts saw controls to set speed and angle of saw blade, thickness of cut, and angle of holding fixture.
  • Operates saw to cut sample wafer from crystal ingot.
  • Measures crystal orientation of sample wafer, using x-ray machine, and measures thickness of sample wafer, using calipers or thickness gauge.
  • Inspects sample wafer for flaws, such as saw marks, chips, bow, and taper.
  • Readjusts saw controls based on measurements and inspection.
  • Starts saw and observes operation of saw to ensure wafers are sliced according to specifications.
  • Removes sliced wafers from saw and cleans wafers in sink or ultrasonic cleaner.
  • May mount crystal ingot to mounting block crystal mounter.
  • May be designated according to type of saw operated as v-block saw operator; wire saw operator.
Vblock Saw Operator Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Semiconductor Processors

Job family population: 23,540

Estimated population of Vblock Saw Operator jobs: 1,310

Rate of error: 5.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: San Diego (, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population...

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