Polish wafers


Operate robotic machines to clean, buff, and polish the wafers using a process called lapping. The result is wafers of silicon with a surface roughness of less than one millionth of a millimeter.

Alternative labels

wafers lapping
wafers polishing
wafer lapping
wafer polishing
polishing wafers
lap wafers
lapping wafers

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Polish wafers is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Semiconductor processor: Semiconductor processors manufacture electronic semiconductors as well as semiconductor devices, such as microchips or integrated circuits (IC’s). They may also repair, test, and review the products. Semiconductor processors work in cleanrooms and therefore need to wear a special lightweight outfit that fits over their clothing to prevent particles from contaminating their worksite.

Optional skill

Polish wafers is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Polish wafers – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022