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Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists - 17-3029.11

O*NET-SOC Description

Implement production processes for nanoscale designs to produce 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

  • Research Associate
  • Research Scientist
  • Research Specialist
  • Research Staff Member
  • Scientific Research Associate
  • Scientist
  • Staff Scientist
  • Technical Research Scientist

SOC Occupation Groups

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  • Analyze the life cycle of nanomaterials or nano-enabled products to determine environmental impact.
  • Capture nanoparticle contaminants, using techniques such as electrical fields or electrospinning.
  • 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.
  • Install nanotechnology production equipment at customer or manufacturing sites.
  • Mix raw materials or catalysts to manufacture nanoparticles according to specifications, ensuring proper particle size, shape, or organization.
  • Monitor hazardous waste cleanup procedures to ensure proper application of nanocomposites or accomplishment of objectives.
  • 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.
  • Supervise or provide technical direction to technicians engaged in nanotechnology research or production.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Devise research or testing protocols.
  • Implement design or process improvements.
  • Install production equipment or systems.
  • Investigate the environmental impact of projects.
  • Measure physical or chemical properties of materials or objects.
  • Monitor activities affecting environmental quality.
  • Operate precision equipment to control microscopic or nanoscopic processes.
  • Prepare contracts, disclosures, or applications.
  • Prepare procedural documents.
  • Prepare technical reports for internal use.
  • Research engineering applications of emerging technologies.
  • Supervise engineering or other technical personnel.

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