Lighting Controls Systems Technician (Repair & Maintenance)

Orlando, Florida
Jan 13, 2022
Mar 14, 2022
IT, Theme Park

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for 3rd Shift preventative and corrective maintenance, troubleshooting, coding, and repair of lighting control systems and special effects.


  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual and annual inspections and preventive maintenance towards R/S lighting control systems. Inspections include testing, verification and/or calibration of applicable lighting control systems.
  • Diagnose system failures and provide immediate and long-term corrective actions. Involves researching defective electronically controlled various lighting equipment to include but not limited to dimmer racks, relay racks, control consoles, lighting fixtures and consoles, computers, networking equipment (Ethernet switches, nodes, POE devices), DMX distribution systems (opto-splitters, mergers, terminators), wireless data transmissions systems (DMX, Ethernet). Apply basic electrical theory to operate, troubleshoot, and repair SCR dimmers. Instructional information to complete the repair process when needed. This entails logical and extensive troubleshooting and referring to technical manuals, technical library, and the CMMS system while utilizing a systematic approach.
  • Provide input and entry into the Computerized Maintenance Management system (CMMS) and log completion of inspections, corrective action, and/or repairs made and list applicable parts used. Follows correct chain of command to notify appropriate management when necessary.
  • Perform modifications to Ride and Show lighting fixtures, equipment, or design as directed by the Universal Engineering/Creative/EHS/Attraction Operations departments. Utilize and update focus diagrams and technical prints to ensure proper function, output, and color temperature of each show light. Follows correct chain of command to notify appropriate management when necessary.
  • Completes PQS qualification and other job responsibility related training as assigned. Trains new technicians to do venue-specific PM work orders, recovery procedures, and processes.
  • Responds to downtimes, show element quality repairs, and ride recovery related issues in adherence with all applicable safety rules and regulations. Initiates and engages in positive interactions with internal partners.
  • Perform modifications to Ride and Show lighting control code, as directed by the Universal Engineering and/or UO Creative departments. Properly document all code changes. Follows correct chain of command to notify appropriate management when necessary.
  • Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: High school degree or GED is required. Preferred – Bachelor of Arts or Science in Technical Production for Theater or Equivalent.


  • 5-7 Years: Experience in troubleshooting and repair of complex analog/digital lighting equipment/control systems including dimmers, relays, fixtures; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Programming experience with ETC controlled systems preferred.
  • Knowledge on various Wholehog console based control boards, Strand, OS systems and consoles.
  • Understand signal flow and implementation of protocol “DMX E1.11, Entertainment Technology — USITT DMX512-A — Asynchronous Serial Digital Data Transmission Standard for Controlling Lighting Equipment and Accessories”
  • Preferred experience in theme park industry. ETCP Certified with verifiable experience preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Must pass the Show Control Assessment. Must have the ability to work Third Shift.

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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