Ride Engineer

Ride Engineer

Location: Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Surrey, KT9 2NE
Hours: Full time, permanent, working between the hours of 6:00am – 10:30pm on a rolling shift pattern, with 1 in 3 weekends off.
Benefits: annual salary up to £39,200, discount on our animal VIP experience and Go Ape courses, discounts on our Hotels and a Merlin Magic Pass - 20 free tickets for you, your family and friends to enjoy all of our Merlin Attractions across the world.

With our Theme Park, Zoo, spectacular Hotels & Glamping as well as our Go Ape courses there are plenty of ROARingly exciting career paths available. We're also a part of the Merlin Entertainments family - associated with attractions like SEA LIFE, LEGOLAND Parks, Madame Tussauds and More! 

We're currently looking for Ride Engineers to join our Technical Services team at Britain’s wildest adventure!

About the Role

In this role you'll use your passion for getting the job done in the most efficient and effective way possible. You will be responsible for maintaining up to 30 rides, from our rollercoasters to the family friendly attractions that we have across the park. Ride availability will be your number one priority!

You could find yourself getting involved in anything from preventative and corrective maintenance, conducting opening and closing checks, to being part of our annual winter maintenance program.

You will be a specialist in your field, providing electrical expertise to develop and improve our ride availability.

Whilst we are seeking an electrically biased engineer, the role will involve conducting both mechanical and electrical PPM tasks.

What we’re looking for

  • A “can do” attitude and endless energy and enthusiasm for the role.
  • Completed apprenticeship in a relevant engineering discipline and hold an ONC, NVQ level 3 or BTEC equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Post apprenticeship experience within a relevant engineering department.
  • Inspection experience.
  • Full understanding of engineering-related statutory requirements such as COSHH.
  • Experience of planned preventative maintenance systems of work.
  • The ability to read and use engineering drawings.
  • The ability to display problem solving and diagnostic skills.
  • While previous work in a theme park environment is desirable, engineering experience gathered on other electrical systems may be equally suitable.
  • The ability to display problem solving and diagnostic skills.
  • Have experience of using technical manuals, Risk assessments and related documentation.

What’s on offer?

  • Annual salary up to £39,200, rising to £42,500 upon completion of training
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Merlin Magic Pass - 20 free tickets for you, your family, and friends to enjoy all of our Merlin Attractions across the world rising to 40 after a year’s service
  • Company bonus
  • Private pension scheme
  • 40% discount online off LEGO
  • 25% discount in retail shops and restaurants
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Plus, many more…

Everyone Matters at Merlin

At Merlin we welcome the world to our magical attractions and resorts every day and we want to reflect that same multicultural mix inside our business too. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can be themselves, have the same opportunities and thrive together. Because at Merlin, everyone matters! Together, we work to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, no matter their age, race, gender, disability, or sexual orientation. Although we understand that we'll always be learning and growing, we aim to be the most inclusive and flexible employer in our industry.

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