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Sr Mechanical Engineer - Ride & Show Engineering


At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.
“We create happiness.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!
Senior Mechanical Engineer in the Ride and Show Mechanical group at Walt Disney World. You will be responsible for the development, management and execution of various engineering projects at Walt Disney World that may involve various types of theme park attractions including but not limited to roller coasters, round rides, omni movers, water flume rides, animatronics, parade floats, transportation, hotels and resorts. You will work alongside other mechanical engineers, designers and ride control engineers and will be performing design reviews with Design Assurance, Operations, Maintenance, Safety and Walt Disney Imagineering. You will also report out to Facilities Asset Management and other aforementioned stakeholders on the progress on your projects. You will also work with and mentor associate level engineers and interns and will be reporting to a Team Leader. Please read below for your specific responsibilities.
ResponsibilitiesSupport partner organizations to deliver a world class experience for our guests and cast. Primary responsibilities include performing job captain duties on small to large projects such as design, component specification, engineering calculations, hazard and failure mode effects analysis, FEA analysis, presenting design reviews, manufacturing support, installation, test and adjust, acceptance testing, post turnover support and general project management. Other responsibilities include mentoring of associate level engineers and interns, and providing second set of eyes support to ensure compliance with the design work flow process, standards, and codes. Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Sciences or Engineering Technology from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum five (5) years proven experience in design of heavy mechanical equipment such as large conveyance systems, automotive or large robotic systems.
  • Demonstrated experience leading technical groups and multidiscipline teams.
  • Proven record of strong leadership skills with good coaching abilities.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills to audiences at executive, peer and supporting levels.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully completing multiple, concurrent, engineering tasks and projects.
  • Demonstrated experience partnering across multiple disciplines and organizations while managing expectations of diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in utilizing Engineering and Design software such as AutoCad or SolidWorks.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in performing classical and/or computer based engineering analysis utilizing hand calculations, FEA software (ANSYS preferred) and/or MathCAD.
  • Proven experience utilizing design standards including AWS, DIN, ASTM, SAE and ASME standards.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in utilizing Microsoft Office software including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven active, or ability to obtain, Professional Engineer license in Florida
  • Minimum three (3) years proven experience with Disney design standards or equivalent applicable codes and standards such as ASTM F24.
  • Demonstrated experience in engineering design involving fiberglass and other composite materials
  • Demonstrated commitment to maintaining technical proficiency through continuing technical education and training.

Required Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Sciences or Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited college or university.

Preferred Education

  • Masters degree in Engineering or MBA.

Additional Information©Disney is an equal opportunity employer. Drawing Creativity from Diversity.

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