Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians

What they do:

Operate commercial-scale production equipment to produce, test, or modify materials, devices, or systems of molecular or macromolecular composition. Work under the supervision of engineering staff.

On the job, you would:

  • Track inventory and order new supplies, as needed.
  • Repair nanotechnology processing or testing equipment or submit work orders for equipment repair.
  • Maintain work area according to cleanroom or other processing standards.
  • Set up and execute experiments according to detailed instructions.
  • Compile information and prepare reports.
  • Record test results in logs, laboratory notebooks, or spreadsheet software.
  • Produce detailed images or measurement of objects, using tools such as scanning tunneling microscopes or oscilloscopes.
  • Perform functional tests of nano-enhanced assemblies, components, or systems, using equipment such as torque gauges or conductivity meters.
  • Operate computer-controlled machine tools.
  • Monitor equipment during operation to ensure adherence to specifications for characteristics such as pressure, temperature, or flow.




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