Researches, designs, develops, or tests microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices.
This career is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster Engineering and Technology pathway.
A person in this career:
- Creates schematics and physical layouts of integrated microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) components or packaged assemblies consistent with process, functional, or package constraints.
- Investigates characteristics such as cost, performance, or process capability of potential microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device designs, using simulation or modeling software.
- Creates or maintains formal engineering documents, such as schematics, bills of materials, components or materials specifications, or packaging requirements.
- Conducts analyses addressing issues such as failure, reliability, or yield improvement.
- Plans or schedules engineering research or development projects involving microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology.
- Proposes product designs involving microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, considering market data or customer requirements.
- Develops formal documentation for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices, including quality assurance guidance, quality control protocols, process control checklists, data collection, or reporting.
- Communicates operating characteristics or performance experience to other engineers or designers for training or new product development purposes.
- Evaluates materials, fabrication methods, joining methods, surface treatments, or packaging to ensure acceptable processing, performance, cost, sustainability, or availability.
- Refines final microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) design to optimize design for target dimensions, physical tolerances, or processing constraints.