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Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians - 17-3029.12

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Engineering Technician
  • Laboratory Manager (Lab Manager)
  • Laboratory Technician (Lab Technician)
  • Microfabrication Engineer Manager
  • Nanofabrication Specialist
  • Process Engineering Technician
  • Research Scientist
  • Research Support Specialist
  • Research Technician
  • Technical Associate

SOC Occupation Groups

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  • Assemble components, using techniques such as interference fitting, solvent bonding, adhesive bonding, heat sealing, or ultrasonic welding.
  • Assist nanoscientists, engineers, or technologists in processing or characterizing materials according to physical or chemical properties.
  • Assist nanoscientists, engineers, or technologists in writing process specifications or documentation.
  • Calibrate nanotechnology equipment, such as weighing, testing, or production equipment.
  • Compile information or prepare reports on nanotechnology experiments or applications.
  • Inspect nanotechnology work products to ensure quality or adherence to specifications.
  • 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.
  • Measure or report toxicity of engineered nanoparticles.
  • Monitor equipment during operation to ensure adherence to specifications for characteristics such as pressure, temperature, or flow.
  • 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.
  • Produce detailed images or measurement of objects, using tools such as scanning tunneling microscopes or oscilloscopes.
  • Record nanotechnology test results in logs, laboratory notebooks, or spreadsheet software.
  • Repair nanotechnology processing or testing equipment or submit work orders for equipment repair.
  • Set up or execute nanoparticle experiments according to detailed instructions.
  • Test nano-enabled products to determine amount of shedding or loss of nanoparticles.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assemble equipment or components.
  • Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
  • Document design or operational test results.
  • Document technical design details.
  • Inspect finished products to locate flaws.
  • 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 processes for compliance with standards.
  • Operate precision equipment to control microscopic or nanoscopic processes.
  • Prepare materials for processing.
  • Research engineering applications of emerging technologies.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
  • Test products for functionality or quality.

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