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Animatronic Technician

Feld Entertainment

Application Deadline Ended
Apply by Ended 10/11/2022

Animatronic Technician | Feld Entertainment

Animatronic Technician

Feld Entertainment

Apply by Ended 10/11/2022

Posted 3 months ago

No Longer Accepting Applications



Palmetto, FL, USA

Job Type

 Job Description

The Animatronic Technician works backstage assisting in building, maintaining, and running large scale animatronic props as determined by supervisors in conjunction with the guidelines of best practices during performances. Assists in directing local crews, loading and unloading, and assembling and disassembling of all related show equipment. Conducts regular maintenance in an effort to preserve the high integrity and professionalism of the company and its equipment. This position will be working in conjunction with other Animatronic Team members with varieties of specialties to create a well-rounded and successful production.

Essential Functions
  • Troubleshoot complex electrical and pneumatic systems, including but not limited to PID or loop control, Beckhoff or comparable PLC training, actuators, and Servo drives.
  • Assist with training performers on appropriate controllers and puppets to allow them to safely execute performance tracks.
  • Work on a rotating schedule with other animatronic technicians to perform daily preventive and corrective maintenance on all possible components, in compliance with manuals and in accordance with the maintenance schedule, training and/or prescribed procedure.
  • Directs local crews in loading and unloading; assembling and disassembling show equipment as assigned.
  • Support response to, and resolution of, operational disturbances and emergencies in compliance with training and/or prescribed procedures.
  • Complete accurate maintenance logs in a timely manner.
  • Comply with all safety and security procedures related to the show and Feld Entertainment Safety policies.
  • Accept all other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose mechanical or electrical problems, and repair or replace mechanical and electrical components as necessary.
  • A working understanding of electrical and pneumatic schematics, and also comprehend technical manual instruction.
  • Ability to work on ladders and/or within confined spaces for long periods of time.  
  • Knowledge and ability to use hand tools, specialty equipment related to Servos/actuators, and small motors.
  • Ability to problem solve on the fly, and willingness to work independently or with a team of varying skillsets.
  • Ability to accept and follow oral, written, and/or diagram instructions
  • Ability and desire to travel (domestically and internationally) year-round.
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