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Show Controls Hardware Designer

Job ID 464906BR Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States; Orlando, Florida, United States Business Disney Parks & Resorts Brand Walt Disney Imagineering Category Creative Date posted 10/11/2017
Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of Disney’s Parks and Resorts business segment. Representing more than 150 disciplines, its talented corps of Imagineers are responsible for the creation of Disney resorts, theme parks and attractions, hotels, water parks, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, cruise ships and new media technology projects.

This position will perform show control hardware engineering related to attractions.


• Translates functional requirements into design requirements
• Follows department standards and procedures.
• Identify, collect, specify and document show interface requirements for utilities including electrical power and equipment cooling/heating loads.
• Review and authorize for release detailed top level, layout and design drawings of electronic subsystems.
• Identify and collect vendor electronic equipment specifications.
• Resolve design conflicts and revise electronic element requirements
• Develop risk analysis and inform management, as required.
• Direct designers in the preparation of detailed electronic equipment drawings.
• Insure the checking of detailed electronic equipment drawings.
• Review Vendor manufacturing and quality documentation against contract technical requirements.
• Ensure Show System deliverables are met.
• Verify electronic equipment installation against drawings and requirements.
• Troubleshoot and resolve installation conflicts, interferences and other problems.
• Must be able to travel to all sites, as required, for periods of one to six weeks or more.
• Review specifications, scopes of works, Test and Adjust plans and procedures.
• Verify electronic performance against requirements.
• Review final electronic contractor documentation and review as-built drawings.
• Review final electronic Test and Adjust and acceptance testing documentation against deliverables.

Show Control Engineering:
• Finalize detailed interface requirements between controls and ride mechanical and audio elements.
• Direct troubleshooting of first article assembly problems as required.
• Provide electronic Contractor support and verification of first article assembly and bench testing, as required.
• Troubleshoot and resolve installation conflicts, interferences and other problems.
• Support Show System operator and maintenance training.
• Systems engineering experience.

Basic Qualifications

  • 3 years of more in related field plus Five (5) years relevant experience in lieu of engineering degree or two (2) years relevant experience with an Engineering Technology degree.
  • Scheduling Methods / Experience (required)
  • Estimating Methods / Experience (required)
  • PLC programming (desired)
  • Manage & Supplement Vendor
  • System Integration
  • Creative Translator - Clean Sheet Design
  • Field Integration (Test & Adjust)
  • Engineering Analysis & Simulation
  • Disney Show Control Sys. Arch.
  • Packaging
  • UL / NEC / ASTM

Preferred Education

AA, Engineering Technology, or other related degree desired, but not required.

Company Overview

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Additional Information

©Disney is an equal opportunity employer. Drawing Creativity from Diversity.

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