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Associate Industrial Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10063249 Location Anaheim, California, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Sep. 13, 2023

Job Summary:

Would you love helping influence senior leaders with data-driven analytics in the morning, and work on a system-optimization project in one of the Disney Parks & Resorts in the afternoon?  

As an Associate Industrial Engineer at Disney, you would help translate ideas into tangible innovation opportunities that focus on operations improvement.  Working on a diverse set of projects, you would flex your analytical, process and system optimization skills in service of a key goal:  to make a happier, more seamless experience for our Guests, at every stage of their visit.  Join our IE team! 


You’d join a diverse, networked team that collaborates on initiatives to drive Disney’s Parks & Resorts business to the next level. We use creativity and in-depth analytics to develop strategies and implement solutions that can directly impact the happiness of our Guests.

Every single day as an Associate Industrial Engineer is different! On any one day you might:

  • Strategize with multiple departments to find the next productivity boost

  • Develop analytics to identify areas for improvement and change;

  • Engage in a brainstorming session about simulation, forecasting, and optimization

  • Formulate plans with other engineers for future operational development

  • Present to operational leadership to help influence change;

  • Develop relationships within Disney through cross-team collaborations

  • Gain leadership development and rotate between client groups;

  • Attend seminars on professional and personal development;

  • Research and benchmark topics relevant to your project scope;

  • Lead or support others with a field study

  • Spend time in the Parks to observe operations, and gain process insights

  • Grab lunch with the team or hop on an attraction at a Disney park!

Basic Qualifications:

Please apply if you have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research or equivalent

  • 0-2+ years of applied experience

  • Project management skills, with an emphasis on communication and building strategic relationships

  • A knack for consulting and making quality/process improvements

  • A confident presentation style with the ability to lead key stakeholders

  • Exposure to capacity/demand analysis and modeling techniques

  • Knowledge of conducting field studies/data collection efforts

  • Confidence with spreadsheets, databases, and statistical/graphic software

  • Resiliency – you’re up for the challenge of continuous improvement and work through hurdles

  • Creativity to approach problems in new, innovative ways

  • The ability to successfully juggle multiple tasks at once, especially in dynamic environments

  • A flexible schedule - you’re able to meet project milestones

  • The ability to think outside the box, providing ideas on how to do things differently

Required Education :

A Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research or equivalent

Preferred Education :

A Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Business or equivalent

Additional Information :

Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at

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The hiring range for this position in Anaheim, CA is $84,460.00 to $113,300.00 per year based on a 40 hour work week. The amount of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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