Career Profile:

Simulation Technician


Median Yearly





Work type:

full-time, part-time

Most likely to work in:

Across the province, Halifax

Most employees have:

Non-university certificate or diploma


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What you do

In the ocean sector, this ranges from simulating work on small boats to training the Navy on how to stop a sinking submarine. Simulations help to make journeys safer and ensure mariners are prepared when emergencies or unexpected situations arise. Technicians understand both their simulator and the situations to prepare training scenarios and tasks that mimic real world environments.

In the oceans technology sector, , simulation technicians program, design and operate simulated training environments.

A Simulation Technician performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Prepare and develop simulation scenarios based on real-world and hypothetical situations
  • Maintain, repair, and operate simulation equipment during training scenarios
  • Understand the systems and capabilities and train instructors on operating the simulator
  • Maintain a current understanding of training and simulation equipment and technology to ensure systems are effective

What you need

  • Understanding of electronics, test equipment and ability to fix and troubleshoot issues
  • An understanding of networking and computer programming
  • Knowledge of the marine environment and marine electronics would be an asset
  • Great problem-solving skills and the ability to understand complex systems

Who might be hiring?

References and further reading

* The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is "fair", which indicates the changes of a qualified individual finding work is around average.

Your Career Pathway

Opportunities for Hands-on Experience

Secondary School
Co-op Options and Opportunities (Science Streams)

Post-Secondary Educational Programs

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