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Disneyland Electrical Engineering Professional Internship: Fall 2020

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 734841BR Location Anaheim, California, United States Business Disneyland Resort Date posted Jan. 06, 2020

Job Summary:

"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!


Your role:
  • Design, test, document and sustain hardware and software control systems in the role of Controls Engineer to support Show and Parkwide Systems at the Disneyland Resort and other Disney parks
  • Participate in project estimating, scheduling, planning and training
  • Work closely with lines of business teams to ensure attraction reliability and safety
  • Comply with all applicable company, state, and Federal legal codes, policies, and regulation
  • Provide timely, clear, concise communication to management, customers, partners, and team members about work status and impact to Resort availability
  • Using appropriate communication means and documentation to inform customers, partners, and support groups

Basic Qualifications:

What you bring to the role:
  • Prior related work experience is desired, including co-op/intern programs within field of automation or control systems
  • Strong understanding of electronic principles
  • Strong understanding of software and computer systems, with willingness to learn new system
  • Ability to troubleshoot electronic components and computer-based systems at the hardware, software, and system level
  • Ability to execute the project life-cycle: requirements definition, design, procurement, installation, test, document, train
  • AUTOCAD skills, able to read schematic and assembly drawings
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to work under deadlines, on short notice and support extended/off-hours when needed to support project or resort engineering issue
  • Demonstrated/proven strong leadership, technical and interpersonal skills
  • Availability to work various shifts commensurate with project requirements
  • Must possess a valid US driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of engineering professional experience, preferably within field of automation or control systems
  • Experience with theme park or industrial control systems with man-machine interface
  • Experience with general Show Control and Audio Visual concepts
  • Experience with PLCs and ladder logic programming
  • Knowledge of Networking principles
  • Previous Theme Park work experience
  • Knowledge of Audio/Visual technologies relative to cameras, monitors, projectors, amplifiers, speakers, audio processors, video formats
  • Strong understanding of electronics principles
  • Ability to create and check Audio/Visual equipment drawings and verify installation against drawings and requirements
  • Good general knowledge of Networking principles including CobraNet

Required Education

  • Junior, Senior or Graduate student studying Electrical Engineering in a Bachelor’s Degree or Post Graduate degree at an accredited 4 year College or University
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher ( Please, no rounding) as shown on a transcript. Please upload a transcript when applying.

Additional Information:

Internship Eligibility:
  • At the time of application, must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Must not have already completed one consecutive year of employment on a Disney internship or program
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must provide full work availability
  • Must possess a valid US driver's license
  • Must be compliant with The Disney Look
  • Must provide own transportation to/from work
  • Current Active Disney Cast Members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World Cast Members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland Cast Members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)

Location of position: This position has opportunities in Anaheim, CA

Program Length: The approximate dates of this internship are June 2020 - January 2021. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

Housing: A limited amount of company-sponsored housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for this internship is January 29, 2020.

Recommendation – Print This Role Description: Strong candidates may be invited to complete a phone interview. We strongly encourage applicants to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for a phone interview. Note that this role description will not be accessible once the posting is closed.

Materials Required:

College transcripts (official or unofficial) - Please upload your transcript while completing the online application
To upload this document:

  • Log into your dashboard
  • Click the second tab "Applications"
  • Select "Submitted Applications"
  • Click on the title of this position
  • Click the "Add Files" button
  • Under what you want to add, select "Transcript"
  • Be sure your document is saved in this format: FirstName_LastName_Transcript

About Disneyland Resort:

When Walt Disney opened Disneyland on July 17, 1955, he said he hoped it would be “a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.” Since then, the Disneyland Resort has welcomed more than 800 million guests, expanding to become an approximately 500- acre, multifaceted, world-class family resort destination, complete with two renowned Disney theme parks, three hotels and the exciting shopping, dining and entertainment area known as Downtown Disney District. Through a combination of creativity, technology and innovation, the resort brings storytelling to new heights, and Disneyland Resort cast members play an integral part in bringing that Disney magic to life for thousands of guests every day.

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: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 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 segment we call Disneyland 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, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 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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