Equipment Engineering Technician 

(Male, Age 30) from Allen, TX

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Equipment Engineering Technician
Salary $80,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 40
Company Size (not answered)
Location Allen, TX
Years Experience 6 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Large semiconductor manufacturer

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
preventative and corrective maintanence of semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
health, dental, 401k

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
i work with others. i like it. it provides some randomness to the day.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
office/manufacturing floor. I dislike having to wear extra (lint free) clothing on the manufacturing floor.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 2
Benefits: 3
Hours: 6
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 2
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 1

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am came into work and had a passdown meeting. then went to repair a couple of machines that were broken.
8am to 9am changed some consumables (targets and process kits) on a couple of machines that took a couple of hours. Also had a couple of minor errors on a couple of machines that were easy to recover.
9am to 10am changed some consumables (targets and process kits) on a couple of machines that took a couple of hours. Also had a couple of minor errors on a couple of machines that were easy to recover.
10am to 11am repaired a couple of machines.
11am to 12pm took a break before lunch and surfed the internet
12pm to 1pm lunch
1pm to 2pm did not do much. played some freecell.
2pm to 3pm repaired a couple of machines.
3pm to 4pm changed a process kit in an etch chamber.
4pm to 5pm break
5pm to 6pm changed a target and kit in a process chamber on a machine. had a minor error to recover also.
6pm to 7pm break
7pm to 8pm had a passdown meeting with the incoming shift.
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

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How you got your job

How did you get your current job?

What was the application process?

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Had several interviews with different people after passing the test to get an interview. Most were group interviews but a couple were individual. The offer that I accepted had been a group interview with all managers from the area that i hired into.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Can’t remember specifics, but mostly technical. Did have some psycological questins also

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes. Learning OJT works well for me.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
It was mostly OJT. I did go to training at the manufacturer of the equipment that i work on, but it was not until about a year after I had been working at my position.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. I use some of the electronics knowledge everyday that i learned in school.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
go to school for electronics or get training in the military. Also do well in school.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
mostly technician skills but also need interpersonal skills also. have to deal with people above and below your position on a daily basis.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Do well and pay attention in school.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
No. I am being laid off due to a plant closure at the end of this year. May be able to stay on in another position though, but am not counting on it.

What are your current career goals?
Will probably go back to school to get a 4 year degree eventually to be able to get a better job with more security.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 Technician 1 year $12 an hour repaired machinary in a cleanroom that was used for data storage research.
Prior Job 2 csr and pharmacy tech 5 years $9 an hour when i left started out packaging perscriptions to be sent in the mail. then moved up to filling perscriptions. then moved to the managed care division answering questions on the phone to both members and pharmacists.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.9 ITT Associates in Electronics Technology
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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