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Columbia University Operations Technician in New York, New York

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration

  • Bargaining Unit:

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • End Date if Temporary:

  • Hours Per Week: 35

  • Salary Range: $60,000-$66,000

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Simulation Center (SIM Center) Director of Operations and indirectly to the SIM Center Medical Director, the SIM Center Lab Technician will provide operational support for all SIM Center daily activities. Primary responsibilities include preparing all simulation and skills lab spaces; maintaining SIM Center equipment; transporting equipment and materials; and managing all SIM Center inventory and storage areas.


  • Provide direct support to the SIM Center for setup and break down of all SIM Center scheduled activities, including OSCE support.

  • Provide direct support to the Director of Operations for the current inventory, ordering and maintenance of all medical supplies, including consumables, gas cylinders, and so forth.

  • Work in conjunction with the Director of Operations, Skills Lab Manager, Simulation Technician, and/or AV Manager to coordinate the shipping of equipment and supplies to the SIM Center from our clients and the return shipping of equipment and supplies back to our clients.

  • Retrieve equipment and supplies from the SIM Center receiving area to the intended SIM Center room.

  • Maintain proficiency in existing SIM Center technologies, equipment and instrumentation and participate in training of staff and clients on SIM Center equipment.

  • Establish and maintain inventory supply levels, supply location designations, supply/ equipment labeling, and equipment storage.

  • Interface with the Director of Operations, Scheduling Coordinator, Lab Manager, Simulation Technicians and Clients to coordinate supplies and equipment needed for scheduled events at the SIM Center.

  • Conducts routine cleaning and general maintenance of SIM Center spaces, equipment, instrumentation, furniture, and supplies.

  • Performs other job duties as assigned.

  • Occasionally needs to work at night and/or on weekends.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus 2 years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two or more years of work in a health care industry related environment.

  • Familiarity with audiovisual equipment is highly desirable.

Other Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) to support interactions with learners and other stakeholders as well as SIM Center Management and Staff.

  • Knowledge of inventory management is highly desirable, ability to order, stock and track all supplies and equipment utilized in SIM Center operations.

  • Familiarity with the operation of personal computers is essential, particularly e-mail and Microsoft Windows based office programs. (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.)

  • Knowledge or willingness to learn Simulation and surgical equipment maintenance and use.

  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn medical terminology.

  • In an 8-hour workday, must be able to lift /carry:

  • 50 to 100+ pounds occasionally

  • 25 to 50 pounds frequently

  • 10 to 20 pounds regularly

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