A semi conductor is a manual worker within the electronics industry who specialises in the operation of semiconductors.
A semi conductor is usually hired by factories who develop and manufacture circuit boards and related products. They will usually work during the production stages to ensure that the equipment is functional. Other tasks could involve printing and cutting circuit boards.
Most employers will only hire a semi conductor who has attained formal qualifications in electronics. Whilst a degree isn't always essential, it will certainly help attain employment. Candidate's who have previous employment as an electrician and undertaken courses to improve their skills may also be considered. Another avenue into the industry is through apprenticeship programmes.
The career prospects for semi conductors is very good, especially with emerging technologies that embrace the use of circuitry systems. Jobs can be found in factories through the UK, and are often advertised through recruitment agencies.
As semi conductors are more specialised than general electricians they will often get paid more. The average starting salary of a semi conductor in the UK is between £30,000 and £45,000. Those who have experience, or who are in charge of a team at a large factory could earn up to £60,000.