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"Microsystems Engineer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Research, design, develop, or test microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Microsystems Engineer"

1) Manage new product introduction projects to ensure effective deployment of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices or applications.

2) Plan or schedule engineering research or development projects involving microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology.


3) Develop or implement microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) processing tools, fixtures, gages, dies, molds, or trays.

4) Identify, procure, or develop test equipment, instrumentation, or facilities for characterization of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) applications.

5) Develop and verify customer documentation, such as performance specifications, training manuals, and operating instructions.


6) Develop or file intellectual property and patent disclosure or application documents related to microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices, products, or systems.

7) Develop and communicate operating characteristics or performance experience to other engineers and designers for training or new product development purposes.

8) Demonstrate miniaturized systems that contain components such as microsensors, microactuators, or integrated electronic circuits fabricated on silicon or silicon carbide wafers.

9) Create or maintain formal engineering documents, such as schematics, bills of materials, components or materials specifications, or packaging requirements.

10) Conduct acceptance tests, vendor-qualification protocols, surveys, audits, corrective-action reviews, or performance monitoring of incoming materials or components to ensure conformance to specifications.

11) Refine final microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) design to optimize design for target dimensions, physical tolerances, or processing constraints.

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12) Propose product designs involving microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, considering market data or customer requirements.

13) Operate or maintain microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) fabrication and assembly equipment, such as handling, singulation, assembly, wire-bonding, soldering, and package sealing.

14) Investigate characteristics such as cost, performance, or process capability of potential microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device designs, using simulation or modeling software.


15) Evaluate and select materials, fabrication methods, joining methods, surface treatments, or packaging to ensure acceptable processing, performance, cost, and availability.

16) Devise microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) production methods, such as integrated circuit fabrication, lithographic electroform modeling, or micromachining.

17) Develop or validate specialized materials characterization procedures, such as thermal withstand, fatigue, notch sensitivity, abrasion, or hardness tests.

18) Conduct analyses addressing issues such as failure, reliability, or yield improvement.

19) Design or develop industrial air quality microsystems, such as carbon dioxide fixing devices.

20) Develop or validate product-specific test protocols, acceptance thresholds, or inspection tools for quality control testing or performance measurement.

21) Develop formal documentation for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices, including quality assurance guidance, quality control protocols, process control checklists, data collection, or reporting.

22) Create schematics and physical layouts of integrated microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) components or packaged assemblies consistent with process, functional, or package constraints.

23) Conduct or oversee the conduct of prototype development or microfabrication activities to ensure compliance to specifications and promote effective production processes.

24) Conduct experimental or virtual studies to investigate characteristics and processing principles of potential microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology.

25) Validate fabrication processes for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), using statistical process control implementation, virtual process simulations, data mining, or life testing.

26) Conduct harsh environmental testing, accelerated aging, device characterization, or field trials to validate devices, using inspection tools, testing protocols, peripheral instrumentation, or modeling and simulation software.

27) Consider environmental issues when proposing product designs involving microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology.

28) Design or develop energy products using nanomaterials or nanoprocesses, such as micro-nano machining.

29) Design or develop sensors to reduce the energy or resource requirements to operate appliances, such as washing machines or dishwashing machines.

30) Design sensors or switches that require little or no power to operate for environmental monitoring or industrial metering applications.

31) Research or develop emerging microelectromechanical (MEMS) systems to convert nontraditional energy sources into power, such as ambient energy harvesters that convert environmental vibrations into usable energy.

Job Description for "Microsystems Engineer" continued here...

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"Microsystems Engineer"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  17-2199.06


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