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Microsystems Engineers - 17-2199.06

O*NET-SOC Description

Research, design, develop, or test microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Control Systems Engineer
  • MEMS Integration Engineer (Microelectrical Mechanical Integration Engineer)
  • Microsystems Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Project Design Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Radio Frequency Design Engineer (RF Design Engineer)
  • System Engineer
  • Systems Engineer

SOC Occupation Groups

17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations
17-2000 Engineers
17-2190 Miscellaneous Engineers
17-2199.00 Engineers, All Other
17-2199.06 Microsystems Engineers

Related Occupations

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Tasks

  • Communicate operating characteristics or performance experience to other engineers or designers for training or new product development purposes.
  • Conduct acceptance tests, vendor-qualification protocols, surveys, audits, corrective-action reviews, or performance monitoring of incoming materials or components to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Conduct analyses addressing issues such as failure, reliability, or yield improvement.
  • Conduct experimental or virtual studies to investigate characteristics and processing principles of potential microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology.
  • Conduct harsh environmental testing, accelerated aging, device characterization, or field trials to validate devices, using inspection tools, testing protocols, peripheral instrumentation, or modeling and simulation software.
  • Conduct or oversee the conduct of prototype development or microfabrication activities to ensure compliance to specifications and promote effective production processes.
  • Consider environmental issues when proposing product designs involving microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology.
  • Create or maintain formal engineering documents, such as schematics, bills of materials, components or materials specifications, or packaging requirements.
  • Create schematics and physical layouts of integrated microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) components or packaged assemblies consistent with process, functional, or package constraints.
  • Demonstrate miniaturized systems that contain components, such as microsensors, microactuators, or integrated electronic circuits, fabricated on silicon or silicon carbide wafers.
  • Design or develop energy products using nanomaterials or nanoprocesses, such as micro-nano machining.
  • Design or develop industrial air quality microsystems, such as carbon dioxide fixing devices.
  • Design or develop sensors to reduce the energy or resource requirements to operate appliances, such as washing machines or dishwashing machines.
  • Design sensors or switches that require little or no power to operate for environmental monitoring or industrial metering applications.
  • Develop customer documentation, such as performance specifications, training manuals, or operating instructions.
  • Develop formal documentation for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices, including quality assurance guidance, quality control protocols, process control checklists, data collection, or reporting.
  • Develop or file intellectual property and patent disclosure or application documents related to microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices, products, or systems.
  • Develop or implement microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) processing tools, fixtures, gages, dies, molds, or trays.
  • Develop or validate product-specific test protocols, acceptance thresholds, or inspection tools for quality control testing or performance measurement.
  • Develop or validate specialized materials characterization procedures, such as thermal withstand, fatigue, notch sensitivity, abrasion, or hardness tests.
  • Devise microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) production methods, such as integrated circuit fabrication, lithographic electroform modeling, or micromachining.
  • Evaluate materials, fabrication methods, joining methods, surface treatments, or packaging to ensure acceptable processing, performance, cost, sustainability, or availability.
  • Identify, procure, or develop test equipment, instrumentation, or facilities for characterization of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) applications.
  • Investigate characteristics such as cost, performance, or process capability of potential microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device designs, using simulation or modeling software.
  • Manage new product introduction projects to ensure effective deployment of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices or applications.
  • Oversee operation of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) fabrication or assembly equipment, such as handling, singulation, assembly, wire-bonding, soldering, or package sealing.
  • Plan or schedule engineering research or development projects involving microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology.
  • Propose product designs involving microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, considering market data or customer requirements.
  • Refine final microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) design to optimize design for target dimensions, physical tolerances, or processing constraints.
  • Research or develop emerging microelectromechanical (MEMS) systems to convert nontraditional energy sources into power, such as ambient energy harvesters that convert environmental vibrations into usable energy.
  • Validate fabrication processes for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), using statistical process control implementation, virtual process simulations, data mining, or life testing.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Conduct quantitative failure analyses of operational data.
  • Conduct validation tests of equipment or processes.
  • Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
  • Create graphical representations of mechanical equipment.
  • Create models of engineering designs or methods.
  • Design alternative energy systems.
  • Design electromechanical equipment or systems.
  • Design electronic or computer equipment or instrumentation.
  • Design energy production or management equipment or systems.
  • Design industrial processing systems.
  • Design micro- or nano-scale materials, devices, or systems.
  • Design systems to reduce harmful emissions.
  • Develop technical methods or processes.
  • Devise research or testing protocols.
  • Direct design or development activities.
  • Document technical design details.
  • Inspect operational processes.
  • Investigate the environmental impact of projects.
  • Operate precision equipment to control microscopic or nanoscopic processes.
  • Prepare contracts, disclosures, or applications.
  • Prepare procedural documents.
  • Prepare proposal documents.
  • Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources.
  • Research engineering applications of emerging technologies.
  • Research industrial processes or operations.
  • Schedule operational activities.
  • Select tools, equipment, or technologies for use in operations or projects.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
  • Train personnel on proper operational procedures.

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