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Attractions Mechanic (Outside Machinist, non-Automotive) - Full Time

Anaheim, California

Facilities and Operations Services cast members work with cutting-edge technology across our parks and resorts. As part of the team you'll learn from some of the most skilled technicians in the industry while getting a peek behind the curtain to see how we keep the magic running. You'll also have the opportunity to gain increased knowledge of industrial materials and tools as you work on a variety of assignments.

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Here are some of the top qualities that will help you achieve success in this role:

  • Helpful
  • Industrious
  • Results-driven
  • Problem-Solving
  • Quick-thinking
  • Versatile

What I enjoy about working for Disney are the different opportunities, the challenges and the rewarding experiences, but that at the end of the day you see the happiness on the guests' faces. It makes me feel really good about what I do.

- Carlos, Walt Disney World Engineering Services

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Job ID 747392BR Location Anaheim, California, United States Business Disneyland Resort Date posted Feb. 11, 2020

Job Summary:

Let’s say you’re going to inspect a large piece of machinery or repair an engine. Wouldn’t it be more interesting to do it on one of the rides at Disneyland Resort? If you’ve ever wanted to “peek behind the curtain” to see the machinery used to run Disney’s legendary rides and attractions, keep reading…

We’re looking for skilled, confident Attractions Mechanics (non-automotive) who can shoulder the responsibility of knowing that their work affects not only the fun our Guests experience, but also their safety. Attractions Mechanics execute detailed job plans on everything from routine maintenance to completely re-building show vehicles, systems, animated figures and props. If this sounds like a challenge you’re ready to undertake, apply today to join the team!

The starting pay for Attractions Mechanic (Outside Machinist, non-Automotive)is $27.50


You would join a team whose mission is to keep the rides, attractions and systems all functioning perfectly. We do everything by the book, in order, and with precision – you would instinctively uphold the same exacting standards.

Every day as an Attractions Mechanic is different. On any given day, you might:

  • Be called to an attraction like Pirates of the Caribbean to troubleshoot one of the boats;
  • Walk the track of Splash Mountain for routine maintenance;
  • Collaborate with your team to have all the attractions ready for the Guests by morning;
  • Ride an attraction – often multiple times! -- to help diagnose a problem;
  • Be trained in the coolest, newest, most cutting-edge mechanics tech;
  • Perform corrective maintenance on a wide-range of mechanical systems and special effects;
  • Flex your leadership skills when your specific expertise is called upon;
  • Experience the parks at night, when the Guests have left and it’s just you and the rides; and
Enjoy Disney experience

Basic Qualifications:

We proudly and enthusiastically welcome mechanics with experience in the US Military.

To be successful in this role, you will need:
  • Two years directly related experience as a Maintenance tech in an industrial production facility;
  • Strict attention to detail, the ability to focus amid distractions, and a work ethic that leaves nothing to chance;
  • Ability to read, understand and follow checklists to safely operate the systems/equipment and know what actions to take in case of equipment failure/emergencies.
  • Experience using precision measurement tools, basic machinist tools, inspection equipment, scales, torque wrenches, hoists, lifting and jacking devices, man lifts, and powered carts/Mules;
  • Clear understanding how systems/equipment operate so that you can identify problems as they arise.
  • Working knowledge of gearbox rebuild, bearing replacement, and setting bearing pre-load;
  • Proficiency troubleshooting/repairing mechanical assemblies, hydraulic and pneumatic systems; reading and understanding of mechanical assembly drawings, schematics, diagrams and troubleshooting trees; and working all to manufacturers’ torque tolerance specs;
  • Comfort working in confined spaces, from ladders, elevated platforms, heights up to 200 feet above ground, working with fall protection, boatswain’s chair and positioning equipment;
  • Good communication skills, high energy, reliability, self-confidence and a can-do, team-first attitude;
  • Flexibility to work weekends, holidays and third shifts;
  • Physical ability to undertake the job, including lifting, twisting, kneeling, pushing/pulling, crawling, standing, walking, bending and more, all on a regular basis.
  • Technical abilities that will be called upon include: ability to use micrometers, calipers, and dial indicators; familiarity with pumps/shafts; use of PCs; experience using shop equipment such as drill press, hydraulic press, grinders, sanders, and band saws.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ideal candidates would have at least 5 years’ experience as a Maintenance Engineer in an industrial production facility with a dedicated, in-house maintenance organization.

Required Education:

We’re more interested in your years of experience – and your mastery of the skills needed to do the job well – than a degree, but formal training is always welcome.

We proudly and enthusiastically welcome mechanics with experience in the US Military.

Additional Information:

Keyword: dlrcasting, DLR Casting

About Disneyland Resort:

When Walt Disney opened Disneyland on July 17, 1955, he said he hoped it would be “a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.” Since then, the Disneyland Resort has welcomed more than 800 million guests, expanding to become an approximately 500- acre, multifaceted, world-class family resort destination, complete with two renowned Disney theme parks, three hotels and the exciting shopping, dining and entertainment area known as Downtown Disney District. Through a combination of creativity, technology and innovation, the resort brings storytelling to new heights, and Disneyland Resort cast members play an integral part in bringing that Disney magic to life for thousands of guests every 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 segment we call Disneyland Resort.

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.


  • Weekly Pay

  • Healthcare Coverage

  • 401K/Retirement Plans

  • Paid Time Off

  • Continuing Education

  • Disney Theme Park Experiences

*Benefits subject to change at any time.

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