Equipment Maintenance Tech - Water Parks

Orlando, Florida
Not Specified
Oct 11, 2016
Dec 10, 2016
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SUMMARY: Responsible for attraction recovery, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of basic animation/special effects and mechanical systems.


  • Responds to and assists in recovery and repair of attractions and show effects.
  • Troubleshoots failed components using basic forms of test equipment, schematics/prints, leak detection equipment and other specialized tools, equipment and resources.
  • Performs basic preventative and predictive maintenance as prescribed by OEM and UO Engineering specifications to include changing time-limited parts, calibrating equipment per OEM specifications as well as basic cleaning and lubricating to maintain equipment in proper working order.
  • Completes inspections and creates necessary work orders for discrepancies found. Follows correct chain of command to notify appropriate management when necessary.
  • Performs basic repairs to equipment due to safety, reliability or show quality issues found during inspections or downtimes to maintain equipment reliability and show quality.
  • Performs simple modifications per UO Engineering or OEM specifications.
  • Enters follow-up work orders for all discrepancies found. Documents all findings and work performed throughout the process of troubleshooting and performing repairs. Reports labor in Maximo for all work performed.
  • Completes PQS qualification of assigned venues. Trains new technicians to do venue-specific work orders, recovery procedures and processes.
  • Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established Universal Orlando policy, procedures, training and Team Member involvement activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Responsible for inspection, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and basic repair of animation/special effects and mechanical systems facility wide.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required:

Consistent attendance is a job requirement.


  • High school degree or GED is required. Technical School is preferred.


  • 3-5 Years: Experience in troubleshooting and repair of basic to moderately complex systems that includes one or more of the following - electrical/PLC controls, electro-mechanical devices, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical equipment either in a water park, theme park, or other industrial industries.
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Valid Florida Driver's License is required to operate company vehicles.


  • Special requirements for certain specific venues may require the operation of controlled decent devices down severely angled lifts. Training is required and will be provided prior to performing the inspections.
  • Special requirements for certain specific venues may require the operation of high reaches greater than 85ft. Training is required and will be provided prior to performing the inspections.


While performing the duties of this job, the individual is required to:

  • Regularly (2/3 of the time or more) stand and/or sit for prolonged periods; walk for prolonged periods (including ability to walk at a given pace that is predetermined by a moving sidewalk); talk; hear audible alarms, voice commands with background noise; use hands and fingers to grip, pinch, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; climb stairs and/or ladders; work at heights for prolonged periods of time including heights with or without railings or over open pits greater than 4 feet; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; reach, pull, push with hands and arms above/below head; repeat motions more than twice per minute; work in an environment subject to vibrations; work in an environment with flashing lights including strobe lamps; maintain alertness and attentiveness up to 4 hours while working varying hours; maintain concentration/focus (e.g., ability to interpret the work environment and make decisions on predetermined operating policies and procedure).
  • Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time) use repetition-use an input device-a keyboard or mouse-in a steady manner; lift up to 50 pounds with control; push up to 25 pounds with control; work in varied light conditions including low or diminished lighting; work in small or tight spaces; work in confined spaces i.e. manholes or work pits; smell
  • Specific vision requirements for this role may include: close vision with or without corrective lens (clear vision at 20 inches or less); distance vision with or without corrective lens (clear vision at 20 feet or more); color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors); peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point); depth perception (vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships); adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus while in changing light conditions e.g., sunshine to indoor or dark conditions).


While performing the duties of this job, the individual is required to:

  • Regularly (2/3 of the time or more) work in wet, humid conditions (non-weather); work in outdoor weather conditions to include direct sunlight, heat or cold; perform maintenance or servicing of powerized (energized) equipment (pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical); LOTO.
  • Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time) use a Highreach (aerial lift); work with aerosols (spray paints, brake cleaner); exposed to bodily fluids (blood, vomit) or will include exposure to lasers or radiation equipment; use a motorized company vehicle or a leased or personal vehicle for company business; work on water attractions or yachts; exposed to a loud work environment (noise when raised conversation is needed).
  • Occasionally (1/3 of the time or less) work with cranes, extendable boom forklift (lull), forklift (sit down); weld, cut, braze, or work with open flame; work with toxic or caustic chemicals, hazardous chemicals, fluorescent lamps or batteries; work with paint/solvents; work with oils/fuels.

(Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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