I'm what's called a module technician, MT for short. I work for the Intel Corp. in our technology development factory. My fab designs the process and we train people from other fabs in those processes and send them out to other factories in Arizona, Ireland, Israel, and soon to be China. My area is a small part of a big process but also one of the more important in making semiconductors, or as you people would see them: Flash Memory, Computer CPU chips, and on-board chipsets for computers.
In my place of business we use these boxes of 300mm silicon wafers, 25 wafers per lot box, a 25 wfr set is called a lot.
I use a machine we'll call a "link." It's got two different sides to it, the track and the stepper. So what I do to the wafers is run them down a track which coats them with resist and other chemicals, then it goes into the stepper, which takes a picture of a reticle ( a little piece of super pure quartz with a pattern etched into it) that transfers to the wafer when we expose it in the stepper. Then the wafer is sent back down the track and developed with chemicals to make the pattern stay on the wafer and it gets etched into the wafer at another step when it leaves my area. My job is pretty much taking a picture of a wafer so someone else can copy it with chemicals and metal later on. One wafer can have from 50-1000's of different chips on it depending what we're making at the time. Each wafer at the end of line can be worth a few hundred thousand or even a few million depending on what product it is. I run thousands of wafers a day through a whole bunch of machines that I'm in charge of, and of course, when a machine steps out of line or messes up or we need to do preventative maintenance on it, that's where I really have to do some work since we do a lot of the fixing on these machines as well, gotta make sure they're running right, after all, I run every bit of the newest technology that comes out of this company and one screwup that's not caught can be worth a few million $$'s.
Besides that, I'm also the Area Coordinator in my area and training coordinator.. I keep busy at work but it's usually a fairly laid back job where I work with a bunch of people that I get along with really well. Except for the occasional engineer or course. Since this is my 8th year I get a sabbatical at some point and still haven't figured out what I want to do with it yet... I get two months paid vacation. woot!