Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians

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About the Job

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.

It is also Called

  • Engineering Technician
  • Laboratory Manager (Lab Manager)
  • Laboratory Technician (Lab Technician)
  • Microfabrication Engineer Manager
  • Nanofabrication Specialist
  • Nanoscience Technician
  • Nanotechnician
  • Nanotechnology Engineering Technician
  • Nanotechnology Technician
  • Process Engineering Technician
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What They Do

  • 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.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RCI.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Conventional and Investigative environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Achievement, but also value Support and Working Conditions in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Education Required

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in Ohio was $60,140 with most people making between $35,190 and $93,850

Outlook

0.08%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 3,560 people in Ohio. It is projected that there will be 3,590 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 3 openings due to growth and about 87 replacement openings for approximately 90 total annual openings.