The Walt Disney Company Ride Control Systems, Hardware Engineer, Sr. in Glendale, California
“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!
Hurtling through space, diving down a mountain in a log, careening out of control in the jungle… ever imagine engineering these exhilarating adventures for Disney guests around the world? Superhero flight, outdueling a space fighter, cartoon-like motions… how would you pull these off? Are you interested in the challenges of making these reality-defying, emotive experiences work under real world constraints, while providing the illusion of journeys beyond people’s wildest dreams?
As a Ride Control Hardware Engineer you will work within WDI’s Ride Studio on ride attraction project teams, and are responsible for control system hardware engineering activities for ride systems, covering all phases of ride control system design and implementation, as well as integration of mechanical and electrical systems, from concept to commissioning, for a wide variety of innovative ride platforms for Disney parks across the world.
Imagine yourself being amongst the “first riders” of the ride you just helped design, build, and commission! Join us in highly collaborative and self-directed environment, and be a part of bringing brand new experiences to millions of people.
Responsibilities : Manage entire scope to conceive, design, and deliver electrical and electronic systems for a variety of complex and innovative ride systems and related equipment, ensuring operational performance, reliability, and safety.
Perform engineering design and analysis for ride systems, with focus on control system hardware engineering and ride electrical systems.
Design control & power architectures, control hardware, and man-machine interfaces for ride attractions, ride vehicles, and motion systems.
Design, model, and analyze low voltage electrical/electronic systems, including motion control systems.
Collaborate with creative designers, facility designers, mechanical engineers, and software engineers to develop new ride attractions.
Research new products, technologies, and methodologies for advanced ride systems.
Perform “blue sky” brainstorming and new ride concept development.
Lead ride control hardware design efforts and collaborate with other design and engineering professionals to develop and implement ride control systems.
Collaborate with attraction development team to define and deliver creative intent.
Develop and capture control hardware requirements and specifications in documents, drawings, and models.
Perform and review ride control equipment design.
Develop implementation plans and budgets for ride control systems.
Develop and implement mock-ups and prototypes for proof-of concept efforts.
Perform hazard assessments and failure modes and effects analysis.
Develop test requirements and documents and lead ride installation/commissioning efforts.
Manage vendors, contractors, and consultants conducting control system design and implementation for ride systems.
Define and oversee supplier and consultant design and delivery efforts.
Ensure all delivery and performance requirements have been satisfied.
Oversee and lead factory test and ride system installation/commissioning efforts.
Basic Qualifications :
At least 5 to 10 years of experience with design, engineering, installation, and commissioning of control systems for electromechanical systems
Extensive knowledge of electrical safety standards and codes
Highly proficient in industrial control system installation, integration and commissioning
Experience in fail-safe and safety-related control system design, including design for functional safety
Extensive knowledge of control processors, components, and communication networks used in multi-processing real-time industrial and/or embedded applications
Extensive knowledge of motor and motion control methods and components
Proficient in Rockwell and/or Siemens automation systems architecture and components
Solid understanding of communication technologies/protocols: TCP/IP, CAN, serial, ProfiNET, Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT
Extensive knowledge and familiarity with amusement and automation industry standards, including ASTM F2291, NFPA 70, and UL508A
Demonstrated experienced in contractor/vendor management and technical contract documents
Proficient with engineering design tools, including AutoCAD and Solidworks
Knowledge of pneumatic controls and devices preferred
Demonstrated knowledge of international amusement industry standards applicable in France, Hong Kong, or China preferred
Professional Engineer certification preferred
Required Education :
- As a minimum a Bachelor of Science Degree in an engineering field from an accredited university
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Job ID: 502118BR
Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts