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Process Technician

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Company Description

NS Nanotech was founded in 2017 with the intention of commercializing technologies developed by Professor Zetian Mi at the University of Michigan. The company recently secured a subsequent round of funding and is looking to expand its research and development team. The developed products will be used to commercialize ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting devices for disinfection.

Job Description

We are seeking a talented and motivated technician to fabricate and test light-emitting devices that use NS Nanotech’s UV emitters. The ideal candidate will possess a basic understanding of electronic, semiconductor and/or photonic devices, and an eagerness to work on cutting-edge technologies. As part of a small start-up company, the process technician’s contributions will directly and significantly impact NS Nanotech’s product line and success as a world leader in UV disinfection. This is a hands-on, experimental role, perfect for someone who likes to roll up their sleeves and make things work.


  • Assemble light-emitting devices based on established assembly procedures.

  • Prepare and characterize samples of light-emitting materials using a variety of metrology tools, including spectroscopy, microscopy and profilometry.

  • Assist with the assembly of electronics.

  • Assist with electro-mechanical troubleshooting for a variety of equipment.

  • Assist with safe handling of hazardous chemicals and gases. 

  • Perform routine equipment maintenance tasks.

  • Perform and document device and material test procedures.

  • Perform inventory control for raw materials and spares.

  • Coordinate with the technical and management teams, as necessary.

  • Take careful notes and logs during the experiment and assembly procedures.

  • Exhibit and mandate safe working and housekeeping practices.

  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Engineering technician diploma or equivalent.

  • 1-3 years of experience or other applicable hands-on experience.

  • Proof of US citizenship or work authorization and completed COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Available for immediate full-time work.

  • Basic familiarity with mechanical drawings, the use of hand tools, electronics assembly, machine shop operations, etc.

  • Basic understanding of manufacturing processes.

  • Aptitude to learn about device assembly and associated processes.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a small team.

  • Experience with lab and chemical safety procedures.

  • Ability to work in a lab facility, including being comfortable with wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Capacity to move sub-system components weighing up to 50 lbs.

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with lab and chemical safety procedures.

  • Working knowledge of electronic laboratory instrumentation, vacuum pumps and assemblies, and related software packages.

  • Experience working with epoxies or other inks and adhesives.

  • Familiarity with tube fittings for high-pressure or high-vacuum applications.

  • Hands-on experience troubleshooting equipment and processes.

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience in semiconductor material synthesis, device processing and/or characterization.

  • Technical competency and hands-on experience in micro or nano scale device fabrication.

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new experimental techniques related to semiconductor manufacturing.

Contact Information

Tell us about yourself! Please email a note with resume attached to Matthew Stevenson, Director of Technology at

NS Nanotech, Inc., offers competitive compensation packages as well as health/dental plans. We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all federal and state EEO and affirmative action regulations. 

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