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Concept Lab Technician

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10028433 Location Glendale, California, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Nov. 01, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:


The Technician role provides key services in support of the staging, mockup and delivery of any WDI project. The Technicians responsible for the logistics of all project based product as goods move from design, to fabrication and to the field for installation.  Responsible for meeting quality, schedule and budget.  Concept Lab Technicians support the staging and strike of all WDI mockups (on and off campus) and are skilled in rigging and staging techniques, are certified and capable of operating all equipment necessary for staging and strike.   In addition, the Concept Lab Technicians are competent in the technologies utilized in all mockups and are capable maintaining, initializing said technologies for mock up operation as well as proper shut down, disassembly and returning to Concept Lab inventory, those items stocked by the Lab.


  • Technical Systems setup and operation, maintenance
  • Perform basic theatrical support (audio, lighting, video and staging)
  • Troubleshooting
  • Temporary Power Distribution
  • Mockup area setup/maintenance
  • Special effects fabrication, and integration between high and low tech systems
  • Enforce Disney Co Safety practices- Electrical- Arch Flash, Over Head Rigging, harness training, fall protection, lift training, sound protection program, PPE, Arc Flash
  • Technical cleanup- “Technical mopping”
  • Mockup Space management
  • Maintain and repair stock inventory of all tools and equipment
  • Maintain, repair or arrange for repair, and organize the stock inventory of equipment, including hardware and tools
  • Maintain, repair or arrange for repair, and organize the mock up space(s) and facility
  • Provide advanced level theatrical support (programming of automation including video servers, Qsys Cores, AMX Systems, AMI Scripting, basic Navigator scripting)
  • Evaluate inventory of expendables and purchase supplies as required
  • Support set-up/installation efforts, either independently or as directed by a design lead for project mock ups, presentations and/or field installations
  • Arrange for rental equipment and schedule labor as required
  • Arrange for, supervise and/or participate in the strike of all equipment at the conclusion of each project and return inventory to proper storage
  • Support safety initiatives with properly maintained equipment
  • Center point of contact of services for project mockups and functional events
  • Support all mock-ups and presentations made to executive management
  • Rigging, including truss system
  • Develop strategies for managing and receiving multiple project materials and equipment, staging, delivery schedule, and labor resources required, and owns all aspects of the work with commensurate authority/autonomy from inception to follow through to managing staging of delivery
  • Build relationships and interfaces with WDI Executives, WDI Senior project leaders, WDW Operations, Legal and Safety as required, as the direct point of contact for all aspects of warehousing and material control
  • Provide complete advanced theatrical support across a wide range of disciplines and automation products and source/delivery equipment
  • Determine staff schedule based on business need to meet project deadlines
  • Manage movement of heavy materials during shipping/receiving, storage and must find creative off-loading solutions within safety guidelines
  • Advise Studio for expendables and repair budgets during AOP planning
  • Advise Studio on infrastructure maintenance and capital expenditures during AOP planning
  • Assign labor to tasks, make job calls, and arrange for rental and purchase of equipment and other temporary labor
  • Interact with outside vendors and providers for support and product delivery of equipment and services


  • Technical Systems setup and operation, maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Low tech- standard theatrical technical support, core trades
  • Equipment support such as forklifts, scissor and boom lifts, materials lifts, chain hoists
  • Temporary Power Distribution
  • Mockup area setup/maintenance
  • Harness trained
  • Special effects fabrication, and integration between high and low tech systems
  • Disney Co Safety practices- Electrical- Arch Flash, Over Head Rigging, harness training, fall protection, lift training, sound protection program, PPE, Arch Flash
  • Read scaled theatrical plans and layouts
  • Demonstrated experience in safety pertaining to theatrical installations and electrical installations
  • High tech- new tech systems in A/V, show control, networking, systems integration, media production and digital environment hardware support, projection systems
  • Ability to install rigging equipment and utilize tools for theatrical installations
  • May require operating knowledge of fixed theatrical lighting fixtures and dimming equipment and electrical connections of same
  • May require operating knowledge of moving lights, theatrical controls and control distribution including DMX and Ethernet
  • Ability to operate and work off lifts, ladders and catwalks
  • Ability to follow directions and work as a crew member in a team environment
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to work under time  pressure with multiple priorities
  • Computer literacy - Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to read architectural, set and technical drawings


  • Project(s):  Varies - Depending on the assignment, the task could range from designing and managing a collection of mock-ups, all the way to managing the complete mock-up plan for an attraction or land.
  • Work may take place in various facilities including warehouses, mock-up bays, meeting rooms, outdoor lots
  • May be necessary to work in non-conditioned spaces
  • Work may take place at various hours depending on presentation schedule
  • May work nights if needed


  • May manage day-to-day activities and provide direction for small team of scenic personnel on the Project.
  • May supervise Job-shoppers / Contractors.
  • Participate in the technical development of consulting contracts.


  • Familiar with AutoCAD and Sketch-up
  • Proficiency with MS Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Project)
  • Certified in Rigging, overhead safety, equipment operation and fall protection.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with relevant Industry Standards
  • Training in projection equipment set and maintenance


Minimum 7 year work experience with related technical work

Ability to plan job day and successfully and safely supervise teams of technicians.

Personable demeanor and “ready to work” attitude

About Walt Disney Imagineering:

Founded in 1952 as WED Enterprises to design and build the world’s first theme park — Disneyland — Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) is where imagination and creativity combine with cutting-edge technology to create unforgettable experiences. WDI is the creative force that imagines, designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions and cruise ships worldwide. Imagineering’s unique strength comes from its diverse global team of creative and technical professionals, who build on Disney’s legacy of storytelling to pioneer new forms of entertainment. The Imagineers who practice this unique blend of art and science work in more than 100 disciplines to shepherd an idea all the way from “blue sky” concept phase to opening 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 we call Walt Disney Imagineering.

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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