Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists
On the Job
Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists work with nanotechnologists to create materials and devices on a very small scale (at the atomic or molecular levels). They may design or conduct experiments. They may put in place new ways of processing, testing, or producing nanotechnology materials.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Implement design or process improvements.
- Investigate the environmental impact of projects.
- Research engineering applications of emerging technologies.
- Prepare contracts, disclosures, or applications.
- Prepare procedural documents.
- Prepare technical reports for internal use.
- Devise research or testing protocols.
- Monitor activities affecting environmental quality.
- Measure physical or chemical properties of materials or objects.
- Operate precision equipment to control microscopic or nanoscopic processes.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Exposure to hazardous conditions.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- High levels of competition.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
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