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Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians

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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.

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Currently Employed: 2,300

Projected Annual Job Openings: 220

Typical Hourly Wage: $28.50 - $44.63

Typical Annual Salary: $59,300 - $92,800

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Maintain work area according to cleanroom or other processing standards.
  • Repair nanotechnology processing or testing equipment or submit work orders for equipment repair.
  • 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.
  • Record nanotechnology test results in logs, laboratory notebooks, or spreadsheet software.
  • Calibrate nanotechnology equipment, such as weighing, testing, or production equipment.
  • Assist nanoscientists, engineers, or technologists in processing or characterizing materials according to physical or chemical properties.
  • Produce detailed images or measurement of objects, using tools such as scanning tunneling microscopes or oscilloscopes.
  • Inspect nanotechnology work products to ensure quality or adherence to specifications.

tools & technology

  • Binocular light compound microscopes
  • Scanning electron microscopes
  • Scanning probe microscopes
  • Semiconductor process systems
  • Spectrometers

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Office suite software
  • Presentation software
  • Word processing software