Process Technician

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Start Date: Immediate

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

Matthew Stevenson, Director of Technology,

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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