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Senior Show Mechanical Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7113819220220227 Location Glendale, California, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Aug. 11, 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:

Walt Disney Imagineering is the master planning, creative design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of Disney's Parks and Resorts business segment. We are looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join the department delivering animatronic figures and show action equipment where durability, long life, and safety. You will lead team of engineers and designers through phases of the engineering process which includes design from concept development through final design, production, test, installation and commissioning for a variety of theme park attractions. You will report to WDI Show Mechanical Engineer Executive.

You Will:

  • Distill & negotiate technical requirements from high-level experience/story descriptions and artwork

  • Manage entire scope to conceive and design several show elements including animatronic figures and show action equipment ensuring durability,, and safety while meeting creative intent and requirements

  • Develop basic workplans (schedule, budget, resource definition) for show mechanical engineering scope

  • Manage the daily activities of an engineering team through all phases of engineering design, mockups, production, installation, testing, turnover and close-out efforts

  • Perform Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of mechanical designs

  • Perform Rigid Body Dynamic (RBD) modeling of animated figures

  • Oversee Hazard, FMEA, and failure analysis documents & reports

  • Be responsible Individual for sub-system Vendor/contractor management and oversight

  • Manage Solidworks model and drawing development, release

  • Identify and qualify new Vendor/equipment providers to identify opportunities for outside collaborations

  • Represent Show Mechanical Engineering to the project primary team and outside vendors

  • Collaborate with the project procurement team to bid and award outside vendor contracts of moderate value

  • Communicate the project vision

  • Ability to write and review technical documents such as Specifications, Theory of Operations, Scopes of Work, Hazard Analyses and Acceptance Test Procedures

You Have:

  • Themed Entertainment experience

  • Professional Engineer License

  • Working knowledge of manufacturing and quality control processes

  • Hardware knowledge and hands-on field installation and test experience

  • Superior "clean sheet" design experience

  • 5+ years of experience with engineering design tools e.g. SolidWorks, AutoCAD, , Navisworks or BIM 360, ANSYS or other FEA program, MATLAB

Required Education

  • B.S in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Engineering Mechanics.  

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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 https://jobs.disneycareers.com/benefits

About Us:

The Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney's iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney's global consumer products operations include the world's leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world's largest children's publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

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.

You will work with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

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 culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, create the best stories and be relevant in a changing world.

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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