Employment Opportunities

Simulation Technician

Simulation Technician

Posted: March 3, 2023
Position Code: 868

Position Overview

The Department of Nursing, in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Merrimack College, seeks to hire a Simulation Technician that will provide: 1) technical and operational support for laboratories and simulation activities for the nursing programs, data collection related to laboratory and simulation education, and 3) assist with obtaining simulation accreditation. The Nursing Center at Merrimack College is a 20,000 square foot space which includes two classrooms, two dedicated debriefing rooms, and six multi-purpose simulation laboratory spaces. Simulation laboratory spaces are equipped with state of the art, hospital grade medical equipment, high and low fidelity manikins, trainers, audio visual systems, and electronic hardware and software systems. Responsibilities include:

Simulation Center Operations – 80%

  • Implements, operates, and participates in simulation activities to guarantee a high quality, safe, and consistent simulation experience in the Merrimack College Nursing Center Simulation labs.

  • Responsible for the preparation, setup, and disassembly of the necessary equipment and supplies for each activity.

  • Performs day-to-day maintenance and cleansing of equipment, simulators, trainers, and simulation rooms.

  • Prepares, programs and operates simulation equipment, and audiovisual systems during simulation events, including maintaining simulators, task trainers, simulation rooms, and other equipment/props in functioning order through monitoring of appropriate use.

  • Troubleshoot simulation software, hardware, and network connectivity issues when needed.

  • Provides direct support for the inventory system by ensuring that the inventory is kept up to date with our current offerings and inventory on hand.

  • Communicates with the Lab and Simulation Coordinator of Nursing, regarding low stock and verifying supply counts for equipment.

  • Leads the daily restocking process for all ‘on hand’ supplies housed in each of the learning spaces.

  • Provides support and backup in operating simulation equipment or the simulation capture system during the activity.

  • Assists with coordinating regular maintenance and repair for all lab simulation equipment.

  • Assists and collaborates with the Lab and Simulation Coordinator to help provide learner and faculty orientation to the simulation lab environment, manikins, equipment, supplies, monitors, among others.

  • Participates in nursing simulation lab training to remain competent in operating the nursing simulation lab equipment and standards of best practice in simulation education delivery.

  • Provide campus tours and community outreach events as requested.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Technology Support – 10% (Data Collection, Monitoring, and Trending)

Collects and maintains clinical and educational simulation data for analysis and research.

Reports to:

The Undergraduate Nursing Program Director, Department of Nursing


A background in computer science, technology, , or other related field, and one year of related work experience, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Knowledge of apple and google applications, and internet database applications.

  • Knowledge of computer hardware equipment and software applications relevant to simulator functions.

  • Knowledge of audio/video equipment and software for recording, duplication, mixing, and editing.

  • Ability to learn new hardware and software quickly and independently.

  • Self motivated and ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Associate Degree Required, Bachelor Degree preferred.

  • Previous experience in a simulation lab is preferred.

  • Knowledge of Medical equipment is a plus.

  • Certified as a Healthcare Simulation Operation Specialist (CHSOS) from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, OR commitment to obtain certification within 24 months of employment.

  • Must be able to independently move equipment (less than 25 lbs.) and move manikins (less than 50 lbs.) with the assistance of others.

Application Materials Should Include:

  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution of higher learning.

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for three references.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Required Vaccinations:

Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This is not a remote or hybrid position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community.

Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty, and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The College’s 260-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer