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Senior Show Mechanical Engineer

Company: Walt Disney Imagineering
Location: Dallas
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Walt Disney Imagineering 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 teams of Imagineers are responsible for the creation - from concept initiation through installation and commissioning - of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects.

We are looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join the department delivering animatronic figures and show action equipment where durability, long life, reliability and safety are a must. We are responsible for various engineering tasks: concepts, mock ups, design, hazard analysis, FMEA & system safety, FEA, design reviews, documentation and the overall functionality to fulfill the creative intent (look, feel & sound right). The candidate will be responsible for leading team of engineers and designers through various phases of the engineering process which includes design from concept development through final design, production, test, installation and commissioning for a variety of theme park attractions.

Responsibilities :

--- Distill & negotiate technical requirements from high level experience/story descriptions and artwork
--- Manage entire scope to conceive, design, & deliver a wide variety of innovative show elements including animatronic figures and show action equipment ensuring durability, reliability, and safety while meeting creative intent and requirements
--- Develop basic workplans (schedule, budget, resource definition) for show mechanical engineering scope
--- Supervise the daily activities of an engineering team through all phases of engineering design, mockups, production, installation, testing, turnover and close-out efforts
--- Perform Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of mechanical designs
--- Perform Rigid Body Dynamic (RBD) modelling of animated figures
--- Be responsible for Hazard, FMEA, and failure analysis documents & reports
--- Be responsible Individual for sub-system Vendor/contractor management and oversight
--- Be responsible for Solidworks model and drawing development, release
--- Identify and qualify new Vendor/equipment providers in order to identify opportunities for outside collaborations
--- Represent Show Mechanical Engineering to the project core team and outside vendors
--- Collaborate with the project procurement team to bid and award outside vendor contracts of moderate value

Basic Qualifications :

--- Ability to see the big picture and communicate the project vision
--- Ability to proactively solve problems, adjust scope, and update management
--- Ability to manage vendor design, fabrication and commissioning activities
--- Ability to write and review technical documents such as Requirements Specifications, Theory of Operations, Scopes of Work, Hazard Analyses and Acceptance Test Procedures
--- Knowledge of Industry and Disney design standards
--- Working knowledge of manufacturing and quality control processes
--- Strong hardware knowledge and hands-on field installation and test experience
--- Superior "clean sheet" design sensibilities
--- Strong knowledge of engineering design tools e.g. SolidWorks, AutoCAD, , Navisworks or BIM 360, ANSYS or other FEA program, MATLAB
--- Strong verbal and written communication skills
--- Ideation skills to invent new Disney IP & patents
--- Willingness to travel both domestic and international as required.
--- Availability to work various shifts commensurate with global project requirements (typically 8am - 5 pm)

Preferred Qualifications :

--- Themed Entertainment experience
--- Professional Engineer License

Required Education :

--- Minimum 5 years of relevant experience

Preferred Education :

--- Masters in Engineering or MBA

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Keywords: Walt Disney Imagineering, Dallas , Senior Show Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , Dallas, Texas

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