16 hours

Controls Engineer

Universal City, CA
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Controls Engineer

Jobid 23768-386359

Location: Universal City, CA, 91608, USA

Description **Job Number** 36944BR

**Job Title** Controls Engineer

**Business Segment** Parks & Resorts

**Sub-Business** USH Creative

**Posting Category** Theme Parks – Technical

**About Us** Universal Studios Hollywood is the Entertainment Capital of L.A. featuring a movie-based theme park and Studio Tour, and bridged by Universal CityWalk, a dynamic entertainment, shopping and dining complex. Universal Studios Hollywood is an industry leader due to its impressive talent base of highly creative professionals who inspire and produce compelling entertainment and innovative attractions that immerse guests in an authentic Hollywood experience. Universal Studios Hollywood’s team of professionals enjoys a unique culture where fun, hard work and high-quality results are priority, resulting in an employee base that is proud to work here. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. The company offers equally unique opportunities for employees to expand their careers within Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Parks & Resorts, and the broader NBCUniversal family. It’s a big universe, where do you fit in?

**Country** United States

**State** California

**City** Universal City


Provides technical guidance for an attraction or all attractions under his or her area of responsibility. Responsible for the successful specification, design, production, installation, and acceptance testing of the Ride and Show control systems to include control system associated with Audio, Special Effects, Projection, Lighting, Show Action Equipment, and Animated Figures.


• Ensures all Show and Ride control equipment maintains the highest level of safety in accordance with Universal Specifications, accepted manufacturing practices and local standards. Responsible for scope development, bid & award, monitoring, and progress of design fabrication and installation and testing, by vendor for each show element. Reviews and evaluates activities of vendor and its sub-contractors on an ongoing basis with regard to product quality and compliance to specifications to ensure technical integrity and creative intent is met

• Provides technical guidance as required to Show and Ride Responsible Engineers (REs) within the day-to-day detailed installation, test, and adjust activities in the field. Builds strong team cohesion and motivation within the Attraction Technical Team.

• Performs all technical duties and take all technical responsibilities in the absence of Responsible Engineer support personnel.

• Oversees all technical interaction with Attraction Responsible Engineers, Vendors, Sub-contractors, and other relevant 3rd person parties involved with Show and Ride control systems. Develops an open working relationship with the Specialty & General Contractors to insure a clear line of communication regarding installation, test, and adjust activities.

• Enforces Show and Ride technical principles to provide a quality product and necessary deliverables to our customer. Support the test and adjustment of all control systems produced

• Supports and advises the Project Director on how best to achieve this goal.

• Advises, coordinates, and is accountable to the Technical Director regarding the status and engineering quality of Show & Ride control systems including areas of risk or potential future risks.

• Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.

• Other duties may be assigned.


• 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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Auto CAD, Solidworks, Sketchup, Prolog, Primavera, Rockwell Automation, RS Logix, RS Views, AP4000, MP4000

• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

• Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

• Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

• Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.

• Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

• Requires a sound understanding of engineering practices and procedures.

• Clear and concise communication/people and management skills.

• Consistent attendance is a job requirement.


Education: Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering is considered.

Experience: 1-3 Years: Required Vendor Management experience with significant in-field installation related experience. 1-3 Years: Preferred experience with contract law and practices in the theme park and/or construction industries. 5-7 Years: Required related experience. Theme Park specific experience is highly preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Click Here to view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.


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