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Sr. Controls Engineer - (Sustaining)

Anaheim, CA 92802

Posted: 06/13/2019 Employment Type: Contract to Direct Category: Instrumentation Job Number: 82156


Accountable for field engineering support to the resort and supporting departments, including control systems engineering services for ride, show, and other ride related control systems. 

These services include: planning, organizing, and leading teams in troubleshooting, problem resolution,  system operational enhancements,  system reliability improvement,  and documentation. 

Must have sufficient technical knowledge and awareness of details to be able to recognize when technical problems are developing in various disciplines, and to initiate appropriate corrective actions. 

Respond to mechanical and control emergencies resulting from attraction downtimes at the resort.

  • Responsible for planning, scheduling, conducting and coordinating the technical and management aspects of Sustaining Engineering projects.
  • Accountable for the successful completion of Sustaining Engineering projects.
  • Ensure electrical efforts comply with codes: IEEE, NFPA, ASTM, DOSH, NEC/CEC, etc...
  • Requires extensive recurring contact with assigned Customers.
  • Prepare sketches and details that reflect design requirements to facilitate preparation of detailed drawings, specifications and bills of materials.
  • Select systems and equipment that will satisfy design parameters, applicable codes and standards.
  • Assist in the preparation of engineering proposals.
  • Produce specifications and develop scope of work documentation.
  • Monitor schedule(s).
  • Track project status and Attraction downtime trends.
  • Monitor control system performance to ensure systems operate within established performance criteria.
  • Ensure effective engineering, management and Customer communications.
  • Stay apprised of the latest developments in ride control system technology, equipment and materials so that designs specify cost-effective, energy-efficient and reliable systems.
  • Perform risk analysis and inform management
  • Responsible for ensuring overall success of ride control function changes.
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization
  • Ability to work during off-hours/3rd shift hours as needed to support projects/attractions

  • Controls Systems experience with 5+ years in the amusement park industry or industrial/manufacturing environment.
  • Ride element performance analysis: dynamic, kinematic, hydraulic and pneumatic analysis and calculations.
  • Knowledge gained by experience in the following:
    • Electronic control systems and signal processing, including familiarity with relays and programmable logic controllers
    • Electrical motor controls including variable frequency drives and soft starts
    • Variety of industrial automation PLC' s including Rockwell, Allen Bradley, Siemens, Mitsubishi, etc...
    • National and California Electrical Code
    • Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory certifications such as UL, TUV, ETL, etc...
    • AutoCAD
    • Object oriented programming, i.e., C/C++
    • Ladder logic
    • wiring and interconnect diagrams
    • ANSI, ASTM, and IEEE standards
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ride element performance analysis: dynamic, kinematic, hydraulic and pneumatic analysis and calculations.
  • California Professional Registration
  • Knowledge gained by experience in the following:
    • Controls circuit design and/or troubleshooting
    • PDL - program design language
    • ICL - imagineer' s control language
    • theory of operations
    • Audio/Visual systems
    • systems reliability

Education Requirement:
  • Bachelor of Science in at least one of the following:  Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET accredited University.
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