Associate Engineer (Universal Creative)

Orlando, Florida
Not Specified
Oct 01, 2016
Nov 30, 2016
Universal Creative is the planning and development division of Universal Parks and Resorts™, which is one of the many businesses within NBCUniversal™. We are ideally situated in Orlando, Florida, which has become widely known as the theme park and resort capital of the world. We are responsible for the design, development, and delivery of all resort and theme park concepts for all of Universal vacation destinations worldwide - Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Singapore, as well as new destinations planned for Europe, Asia, and the United Arab Emirates. Join us if you want to collaborate, innovate, develop, and deliver the most compelling entertainment experiences imaginable that drive growth for the Universal brand around the world.

Performs tasks as directed by the Sr. Director of Engineering or Engineering Manager such as: assisting with updates for Show and Ride technical specifications, show and ride systems research, patent pursuit and defense duties, contribution to show and ride systems design or analysis, field assistance for installation, test and adjust, and other such tasks as defined by S/R Engineering management, and that support S/R Engineering tasks.
  • Provides engineering technical (calculation, design, drafting, research) support to the Ride/Show teams.
  • Reviews portions of Vendor-provided design review documents. Includes drawing review, component selection review, calculation review, test plan review, test results review, or review of other deliverable items as specified by engineering management.
  • Edits and updates S/R engineering specifications as specifically assigned by S/R engineering management.
  • Performs literature searches, existing patent reviews, interfacing with outside counsel and/or experts for patent review and opinions, and other duties as may be required to establish right to use or ability to patent.
  • Assists in preparation of patent documents for. Duties include: interfacing with inventors to acquire text and drawings as required to prosecute patents as scheduled, interfacing with reviewers/editors, managing the schedule for preparation and review, and acting as point of contact to outside counsel assisting with patent pursuit.
  • Assists S/R engineers, technical managers, or technical directors in managing vendors through the process of bidding, designing, manufacturing, testing, shipping, installation, start up, and commissioning of S/R systems.
  • Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to perform engineering calculations as typified by the degree specified above.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and computer modeling preferred. Working knowledge of Internet-based search utilities and outside search services preferred.

    EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in: Engineering, preferably Mechanical, or a related field.

  • 0-1 Year: Engineering, Technical Patent management experience preferred.
  • 1-3 Years: Projects experience within the entertainment/theme park industry required.
  • Any experience in Theme park development, construction, show and ride systems design or fabrication is preferred.
    Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

    We regret, due to the volume of responses, only applicants of interest will be contacted. Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Orlando via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Orlando as a result of the referral or through other means.

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