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As an electrical engineer you play a crucial role in the semiconductor sector, which involves design, development, and production of semiconductor devices and integrated circuits. 

Different jobs for Electrical Engineers

From design to maintenance

Some of the tasks you might perform in the semiconductor industry include:

  • Designing and testing semiconductor devices: You may be involved in designing and testing semiconductor devices, such as transistors, diodes, and integrated circuits. You are able to use specialized software tools to create and analyze circuit designs, and testing equipment to verify the performance of the devices they create.

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  • Developing manufacturing processes: As an electrical engineer you may also work on developing and refining the manufacturing processes used to produce semiconductor devices. This can involve designing equipment and processes that can produce high-quality, reliable devices at scale.

  • Quality control: You may be involved in quality control processes, ensuring that each device or batch of devices meets the required specifications and standards.

  • Research and development: As an electrical engineer in the semiconductor sector you may be involved in research and development efforts aimed at creating new semiconductor technologies and devices.

  • Collaboration with other engineers: You often work closely with other engineers, such as mechanical engineers, software engineers, and materials scientists, to develop and refine semiconductor products and processes.
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What skills do you need?

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Skilleon will help you to turn your ambition in to practice, by matching your current skills and your ambition to exciting new projects via your Skilleon Profile. Here are some examples of skills that are most common in the Semiconductor Sector:

  • Knowledge of semiconductor devices and technology: As an electrical engineer in the semiconductor sector you need a deep understanding of semiconductor devices and technology, including their design, operation, and manufacturing processes.

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  • Proficiency in programming and software tools: You must be able to use specialized software tools to design and test semiconductor devices.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills: You need to be able to analyze complex technical problems and come up with creative solutions to address them.

  • Attention to detail: Precision is critical in the semiconductor sector, so you need to have strong attention to detail to ensure that your designs and processes are accurate and reliable.

  • Collaboration and teamwork: As an electrical engineer in the semiconductor sector you often work in cross-functional teams, so strong communication, collaboration, and teamwork skills are essential.

  • Adaptability and flexibility: The semiconductor industry is constantly evolving, so you need to be adaptable and flexible, willing to learn new skills and stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and trends.

  • Project management skills: You may be responsible for managing complex projects, so strong project management skills, including planning, organization, and prioritization, are essential.
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Switch from industry

Be part of the Semiconductor Industry

The semiconductor industry is at the forefront of technological innovation, constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible in terms of computing power, communication, and automation. As electrical engineer working in this industry, gives you the opportunity to be part of this innovation and contribute to the development of cutting-edge technologies.

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If you want to make the switch of working as an electrical engineer to the semiconductor industry, you may need additional training or education:

  • Experience with control systems: You have worked with complex control systems that monitor and regulate equipment and processes. This experience could be relevant to semiconductor device design and testing, where precision control is also important.

  • Knowledge of sensors and instrumentation: As an electrical engineer in the oil and gas industry you may have experience with sensors and instrumentation used to measure parameters such as temperature, pressure, and flow. This knowledge could be applicable to semiconductor device testing and quality control.

  • Familiarity with power systems: As an Electrical engineers in the oil and gas industry you have worked with high-voltage power systems and electrical safety protocols. This experience could be relevant to semiconductor manufacturing processes, which also involve high-voltage power systems.

  • Understanding of data analysis and signal processing: You may have experience with data analysis and signal processing techniques used to analyze and interpret data from sensors and other instrumentation. This knowledge could be useful in semiconductor device testing and design.

  • Familiarity with safety and regulatory requirements: You have worked in a highly regulated environment where safety is a top priority. This experience could be applicable to the semiconductor industry, which also has strict safety and regulatory requirements.

However, when using your Skilleon Passport, you will be able to oversee any possible lacking skills and you will be surprised how many skills you have that fit perfectly within the Semiconductors sector.
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Specialised Software Skills

What software are you familiar with?

You don't have to be experienced in all software , but here we show you some examples of the packages that are used by several companies in the semiconductor sector. They are used to design, simulate, and test semiconductor devices and circuits. Maybe you already use some of these tools:

  • Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software: EDA software is used for designing and simulating integrated circuits and other semiconductor devices.

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  • Simulation and modeling software: Simulation and modeling software is used to simulate the behavior of semiconductor devices and circuits, including thermal, electromagnetic, and mechanical properties.

  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software: CAD software is used to create and edit designs for semiconductor devices and circuits. 

  • Testing and measurement software: Testing and measurement software is used to test and measure the performance of semiconductor devices and circuits. 

  • Programming languages: Programming languages such as Python, C++, and MATLAB are used in the semiconductor industry to automate tasks, analyze data, and develop customized software tools.

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Available roles through Skilleon

Your ambition counts

You can be a specialised Semiconductor Electrical Engineer, which will be needed on every project, always. But you can also decide to look for more managerial roles. Here are some roles for Electrical Engineers:

  • Design engineer: You can use your knowledge of circuit design and semiconductor device physics to create and test new semiconductor devices and circuits.

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  • Process engineer: You work on developing and improving the manufacturing processes used to produce semiconductor devices.

  • Test engineer: You develop and implement testing procedures to ensure that semiconductor devices meet quality and performance standards.

  • Application engineer: You work with customers to understand their needs and develop customized solutions using semiconductor devices and circuits.

  • Product engineer: You are responsible for managing the lifecycle of semiconductor products, from development through production and release to the market.

  • Sales engineer: You work with customers to understand their needs and recommend semiconductor products and solutions to meet those needs.

  • Field engineer: You provide technical support to customers in the field, helping them troubleshoot and solve problems with semiconductor devices and circuits.
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What wages can I expect?

Average income

Salaries for electrical engineers in the semiconductor industry in the Netherlands and in Europe can vary depending on factors such as experience, location, and job responsibilities. Here are some rough estimates of average salaries in the Netherlands and in Europe (note: for freelancers the income will be considerably higher due to different employment conditions).

  • Electrical engineer in the Netherlands:

    • Entry-level electrical engineer: €35,000 to €50,000 per year
    • Mid-level electrical engineer: €50,000 to €80,000 per year
    • Senior-level electrical engineer: €80,000 to €120,000 or more per year
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  • Electrical engineer in Europe:

    • Entry-level electrical engineer: €30,000 to €50,000 per year
    • Mid-level electrical engineer: €50,000 to €90,000 per year
    • Senior-level electrical engineer: €90,000 to €130,000 or more per year
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Skilleon Passport, your entry to the Semiconductor Industry

Skilleon makes your ambitions come true

You want to grow your career, move up in life, and find the path that leads you forward. You want to control it, like the Semiconductor Professional you are.

What if the Semiconductors industry leading companies can give you this opportunity? And all you have to do is show them your skills, experience and ambition, to make your ambitions come true?

Grow your career in Semiconductors

Which companies are involved?

Dream projects by various Semiconductor companies

Do you want to work for the Semiconductor Client? the Contractor? the Architect? In what kind of team? Nearby your home address, or rather within reach of the sunny beaches around the world? Do you want to deepen your existing skills or partly reskill or upskill your profile? 

The Semiconductors clients we work for offer you the best projects with lot's of possibilities. We will conect you to them, on basis of your Skilleon Passport and your ambitions.

Skilleon Professionals executed projects for companies listed above.