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Senior Illusion Manufacturing Production Manager

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7048559720220316 Location Glendale, California, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Aug. 10, 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:

Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of Disney’s Parks and Resorts business segment. Representing more than 150 disciplines, its talented teams of Imagineers are responsible for the creation of Disney resorts, theme parks and attractions, hotels, water parks, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, cruise ships and new media technology projects.
Within the Show Systems studio is where we produce make and build the magic. Our processes and tool sets take us from concept design or mock ups. To full on production, assembly and instillation.

Responsibilities :

  • Lead the teams responsible for manufacturing of work within the illusions Studio. Areas of responsibility:
    • Surface development
    • Figure finishing
    • Procurement
    • Shipping and receiving
    • Fabrication
    • Assembly
  • Support cost reduction activities and lead activities to develop ideas to generate cost savings
  • Support productivity and waste reduction activities
  • Support Manufacturing Engineering with all error-proofing activities. Ability to learn about PLC’s, logic, etc.
  • Assist production to develop and maintain the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for production related processes and train operators, lead people, supervisors, and managers as required.
  • Work with suppliers and subcontractor to influence schedule plans, mitigations, and acceleration
  • Develop schedules and specialty reports as needed to focus on critical items and align team to progress requirements
  • Manufacturing process improvements within the building:
    • Communication and report out styles (MS Teams, excel, PowerPoint MS Project, P6)
    • Outside vendor tracking
    • Product Workflow improvements
      • Job plans
      • Trackers
      • Job, Batch or Flow methods
    • Process workflow
      • Manufacturing workflow
    • Ordering and tracking systems
  • Working with the Financial team:
    • Forecasting and tracking
    • Earned value of design and manufacturing resources
    • Report out and percent complete
  • Change management and effective communication to project.
  • Interaction with project teams and great relationship skills.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Strong manufacturing background in 3D printing, CNC machining, fabrication planning
  • 5+ years in manufacturing environment for high end precision mechanical assemblies
  • 3+ years’ experience in project management or project engineering
  • Extensive experience in reading engineering drawings, SolidWorks, Auto CAD and Part fabrication methods
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate others to meet deadlines
  • The ability to work in a logical, systematic manner.
  • Planning and organizational skills, ability to run and monitor the production process, and adjust workflows as needed
  • Strong understanding of robotic systems, with general knowledge of electrical and programming
  • Understanding of QC methods, reports and material tracking
  • Strong ability to problem solve and think outside the box

Preferred Qualifications :

Required Education :

  • B.S degree in Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent area

Preferred Education :

  • PMP (Project Management Professional)
  • Lean manufacturing 6 Sigma or higher
  • M.S Manufacturing Engineering or related areas

Our Benefits: 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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