Engineer - Global Attraction Programs at Universal Orlando Resort (Orlando, FL)

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Job Description & Requirements

JOB SUMMARY: Performs complex activities related to the continued design, development, implementation and acceptance tests of: Mechanical, Electrical, Show and / or Ride control systems and software systems modification projects for increased reliability and operational improvements. Will be required to support attraction renovation efforts when necessary. Project work will require troubleshooting, fault analysis, build, test, and start-up integration of Ride and Show systems. All work shall be in conformance to ASTM F24 Committee guidelines and compliant with applicable codes, regulations and standards including: AISC, ASME, ASTM, ANSI, AWS, JIC, NEC, UPR and OSHA, among others. Development of some projects will require basic management of out sourcing services, third party consulting, contracts, and scheduling of work, in conjunction with Assistant Director, Engineering. Work shall include a thorough understanding of internal processes and procedures. Work shall include presentation of information to senior leaders.

  • Modifies and/or renovates hardware and/or software of complex electrical and control systems to improve safety, reliability, throughput, cost of ownership, and operational readiness. Interacts with UO Engineering, Ride/Show Maintenance Departments for prioritizing project tasks and training incentives to improve ride reliability and operational readiness.
  • Produces scopes of work and manage progress from design through installation for assigned projects. Develops and/or oversees project schedules and budgetary demands, as needed. Monitors and interfaces with vendors/design-builders to resolve problems and design issues on assigned projects.
  • Acts as mentor for Engineering Interns, Engineer Associate/Assistant Global Attraction Program engineers.
  • Coordinates assigned engineering activities between vendors, ride supervisors, ride managers and technicians. Provide project status of assigned task list items to the appropriate ride manager and engineering manager on a regular basis. Updates project status via Program Management Department on a regular basis.
  • Prepares and reviews equipment specifications and performs technical evaluation of vendor products/services. Oversee mock-up, prototype, installations, test and adjustments of show and ride systems to ensure compliance with contractual specifications.
  • Develops and conducts Acceptance Test Procedures on control systems.
  • Maintains configuration management of hardware and software documentation in accordance with Engineering's guidelines for proper archiving and security.
  • Required to develop and present technical project overviews, detailed and specific engineering issues to various levels of management. Required to have the leadership acumen to lead individuals and communications therein.
  • Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Responsible for performing complex activities related to the continued design, development, implementation and acceptance tests for all Ride & Show control and software systems modification projects for increased reliability and operational improvements.

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field is required.
  • Master's degree from a four-year college or university in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering, or related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE: 7-10+ years demonstrated experience in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control system design and installation utilizing PLC's, ladder logic, variable frequency drives and servo control systems, field experience, or process control fault analysis/isolation experience required or analogous Theme Park technical environment required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Fundamentals of Engineering and Professional Engineering License (FL) - preferred; PLC controls programming, maintenance, and troubleshooting, preferred; AC/DC Drives (motor controls) Configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting, preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: (Aspects of the following skills required)
  • Strong analytical skills to perform engineering calculations for design, analysis, test and implementation of electrical and control systems.
  • Strong Knowledge of Mechanical, Special Effects, Flame Systems, Electrical, Pneumatic, Hydraulic and Controls systems design and troubleshooting
  • A strong background in servo controls as applied to hydraulic, pneumatic, and electromotive motion control systems is required.
  • Knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC systems is required.
  • Knowledge of a high-level programming language ("C" or Visual Basic).
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skill and Communications
  • Experience in the generation of control system specifications, acceptance test procedures and failure and effects analysis.
  • Ability to perform engineering calculations commensurate with Baccalaureate training in electrical, electronic and software engineering.
  • Proven ability to provide control system project management and coordination of multiple resources to include technical compliance, scheduling, staffing, and budgeting.
  • Experience in the design of safety critical systems.
  • Knowledgeable in OSHA, UL 508A, NEC, ASTM and F24 standards.
  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication skills developing and maintaining collaborative teams with multidiscipline structures.
  • Proven application experience utilizing the following products and networks.
    • PLC-5, SLC-500, ControlLogix, CompactLogix.
    • PanelBuilder 1400E, PanelBuilder32, RSView 32, RSLinx, RSLogix 5, RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000 and RSNetWorx.
    • Allen-Bradley PLC hardware and software.
    • AC and DC motors and motor control systems.

  • Experience in Universal Parks and Resorts Ride and Show systems in the theme park industry.
  • Proven application experience utilizing the following products and networks.
    • Allen Bradley, Ingersol Rand, Rockwell and other system controllers
    • Anitech and Gilderfluke and other show system controllers.
    • 1305 and 1336 variable frequency drives.
    • Data Highway Plus, Remote I/O, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Ethernet, DMX and SMPTE

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Orlando via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Orlando as a result of the referral or through other means.

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