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Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists and Technicians - 17-3026.01

O*NET-SOC Description

Implement production processes and operate commercial-scale production equipment to produce, test, or modify materials, devices, or systems of unique molecular or macromolecular composition. Operate advanced microscopy equipment to manipulate nanoscale objects. Work under the supervision of nanoengineering staff.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

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SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Analyze the life cycle of nanomaterials or nano-enabled products to determine environmental impact.
  • Assemble components, using techniques such as interference fitting, solvent bonding, adhesive bonding, heat sealing, or ultrasonic welding.
  • Assist nanoscientists or engineers in processing or characterizing materials according to physical or chemical properties.
  • Assist nanoscientists or engineers in writing process specifications or documentation.
  • Calibrate nanotechnology equipment, such as weighing, testing, or production equipment.
  • Collaborate with scientists or engineers to design or conduct experiments for the development of nanotechnology materials, components, devices, or systems.
  • Collect or compile nanotechnology research or engineering data.
  • Compare the performance or environmental impact of nanomaterials by nanoparticle size, shape, or organization.
  • Contribute written material or data for grant or patent applications.
  • Develop or modify wet chemical or industrial laboratory experimental techniques for nanoscale use.
  • Implement new or enhanced methods or processes for the processing, testing, or manufacture of nanotechnology materials or products.
  • Inspect or measure thin films of carbon nanotubes, polymers, or inorganic coatings, using a variety of techniques or analytical tools.
  • Maintain accurate record or batch-record documentation of nanoproduction.
  • Maintain work area according to cleanroom or other processing standards.
  • Measure emission of nanodust or nanoparticles during nanocomposite or other nano-scale production processes, using systems such as aerosol detection systems.
  • Measure or mix chemicals or compounds in accordance with detailed instructions or formulas.
  • Monitor equipment during operation to ensure adherence to specifications for characteristics such as pressure, temperature, or flow.
  • Monitor hazardous waste cleanup procedures to ensure proper application of nanocomposites or accomplishment of objectives.
  • Operate nanotechnology compounding, testing, processing, or production equipment in accordance with appropriate standard operating procedures, good manufacturing practices, hazardous material restrictions, or health and safety requirements.
  • Perform functional tests of nano-enhanced assemblies, components, or systems, using equipment such as torque gauges or conductivity meters.
  • Prepare capability data, training materials, or other documentation for transfer of processes to production.
  • Prepare detailed verbal or written presentations for scientists, engineers, project managers, or upper management.
  • Process nanoparticles or nanostructures, using technologies such as ultraviolet radiation, microwave energy, or catalysis.
  • Produce images or measurements, using tools or techniques such as atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, optical microscopy, particle size analysis, or zeta potential analysis.
  • Repair nanotechnology processing or testing equipment or submit work orders for equipment repair.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assemble equipment or components.
  • Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
  • Devise research or testing protocols.
  • Document technical design details.
  • Implement design or process improvements.
  • Investigate the environmental impact of projects.
  • Maintain clean work areas.
  • Maintain operational records or records systems.
  • Maintain test equipment.
  • Measure physical or chemical properties of materials or objects.
  • Monitor activities affecting environmental quality.
  • Monitor processes for compliance with standards.
  • Operate precision equipment to control microscopic or nanoscopic processes.
  • Prepare contracts, disclosures, or applications.
  • Prepare materials for processing.
  • Prepare procedural documents.
  • Prepare technical reports for internal use.
  • Research engineering applications of emerging technologies.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Nanotechnology Engineering Technician

DOT Crosswalk Titles

No information available.