What does a Nanotechnology Engineering Technician 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.
- 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 or execute nanoparticle experiments according to detailed instructions.
- Compile information or prepare reports on nanotechnology experiments or applications.
- Record nanotechnology 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.
- Monitor equipment during operation to ensure adherence to specifications for characteristics such as pressure, temperature, or flow.
- Measure or mix chemicals or compounds in accordance with detailed instructions or formulas.
- Calibrate nanotechnology equipment, such as weighing, testing, or production equipment.
- Inspect nanotechnology work products to ensure quality or adherence to specifications.
- Maintain accurate record or batch-record documentation of nanoproduction.
- Assist nanoscientists, engineers, or technologists in writing process specifications or documentation.
- Assist nanoscientists, engineers, or technologists in processing or characterizing materials according to physical or chemical properties.
- Assemble components, using techniques such as interference fitting, solvent bonding, adhesive bonding, heat sealing, or ultrasonic welding.
- 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.
- Measure emission of nanodust or nanoparticles during nanocomposite or other nano-scale production processes, using systems such as aerosol detection systems.
- Measure or report toxicity of engineered nanoparticles.
- Test nano-enabled products to determine amount of shedding or loss of nanoparticles.