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Illusion Maker

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 995687BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Jun. 09, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Manufacturing and Production Technicians use their hands and tools to fabricate and assemble complex prototypical mechanical and electrical systems that support the designs created by their Design and Integration colleagues. M&P Technicians are often called upon to support complex mock-ups in a variety of sites and to participate in installations for new or renovated attractions. These are hands-on technical positions that demand advanced training and experience in one or more mechanical or electrical trade.


  • Experience with mechanism design and assemblies
  • Experience with mechanical engineering principles
  • Experience designing simple parts and mechanisms
  • Can read and interpret fabrication and assembly drawings
  • Experience with physical mechanics
  • Experience with CNC programming in G-code
  • ACAD or another 2D software
  • Create and coordinate wiring diagrams, wiring lists and connector schedules
  • Proficiency in Solidworks, AutoCAD and Mastercam
  • Measurement to tight tolerance, cutting, machining, and grinding skills
  • Welding skills including fixturing, lay-up, tack, and finish welds in TIG and MIG

  • Experience with reading and interpret wiring diagrams, wiring lists and connector schedules
  • Produce wiring diagrams, wiring lists and connector schedules
  • Troubleshoot simple assemblies and systems
  • Basic repair skills using state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, equipment, and software
  • Experience with electronic and electrical design principles
  • Electro-mechanical assembly Skills
  • Experience with mechanical engineering principles
  • Advanced set-up and repair skills using state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, equipment, and software
  • Produce and integrate wiring diagrams, wiring lists and connector schedules
  • Understanding of UL Compliance related to product line

  • Knowledge of clean-up complex fiberglass or silicone tools and parts
  • Knowledge of fabricate high temp epoxy molds
  • Knowledge of simple fiberglass lay-up, silicone molds and silicone parts
  • Experience of high temp epoxy mold making tools and techniques and master model design and fabrication
  • Experience with FRP mold making, silicone formulation, repair and finishing, pre preg layup and vacuum bagging
  • Experience with complex composite, fiberglass lay-up, silicone molds and silicone parts
  • Knowledge of tooling identification and tooling database systems (TIE, SAP, and Maximo)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Understanding of mechanism design and assembly
  • Ability to read, interpret and coordinate fabrication and assembly models/drawings
  • Comparison of alternatives and determination of the proper course of action
  • Significant choices and decisions without guidance from the lead or executive management
  • Basic welding skills including lay-up, tack, and finish welds in TIG and MIG

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant industry experience
  • Demonstrated experience in a collaborative work environment
  • Experience working with internal and external vendors in domestic and international settings
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in mechanical fabrication and assembly
  • Minimum 3 years military or industrial experience in electrical/electronic production including wiring layout and termination
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in composite, fiberglass and silicone tool and part fabrication
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in PVC based skin systems (hot melt, roto-mold, roto-casting)

Required Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • College degree preferred
  • Associates of Arts degree preferred or equivalent work experience (5 years' experience working directly with Animation design and fabrication)
  • Certificate of Achievement/Certificate of Completion (Trade school/Jr. College)

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

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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