Ride Controls and PLC Supervisor

at Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
Location Shakopee, Minnesota
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Permanent


Overview: Full-time Year-round Comprehensive Benefits Package $35.00 an hour Supervises and participates in the inspection, maintenance and repair of ride and facility electronic/electrical equipment/electrical controls and systems to ensure efficient and safe operations at all times. Assists in the installation, modification, upgrading and repair of electrical equipment and control systems used throughout the Park. Performs related technical and supervisory duties as required. How You'll Make A Difference: Supervises and participates in the inspection, maintenance and performance of electronic/electrical repairs for Park rides,ensuring efficient and safe operations at all times. Inspects and evaluates rides for proper function; detects and investigates any electronic/electrical malfunctions or irregularities and responds to daily trouble calls. Orders parts as needed for maintaining ride control systems. Ensures rides are maintained according to the manufacturer, Cedar Fair and State guidelines to ensure the safety of ride operators and guests. Makes suggestions on improving or retrofitting existing ride control systems when variables such as obsolescence indicate the need for doing so. Supervises and coordinates retrofits of existing control systems. Maintains working copy of existing control system software and keeps up to date with newer versions. Maintains integrity of existing ride control programs and annually checks for discrepancies of each ride system. Coordinates and performs annual preventative maintenance of ride control systems. Assists in maintaining documentation of ride control systems. Assists in other areas where control expertise is required, such as energy management lighting systems. Assists in overseeing the work of outside contractors as necessary. Coordinates activities with other departments and crews as necessary. Attends workshops, training, meetings, etc., to maintain skills and stay abreast of industry trends, products and resources. Receives and reviews various records and reports including maintenance requests, maintenance reports, schematics, ride modification forms, purchase orders, equipment manuals, shift reports, safety sheets, down time reports, contractor, quotes, etc. Prepares and/or processes numerous maintenance records, shift reports, purchase orders, modification forms, estimates, contract agreements, schedules, etc. Refers to policy and procedure manuals, maintenance manuals, technical manuals and diagrams, blueprints, computer manuals, ride manuals, catalogs, reference manuals, etc. Operates a variety of equipment and machinery, which may include a vehicle, snorkel lift, fork lift, computer, two way radio, etc. Uses a variety of supplies and tools, which may include computer and clerical supplies, electrician tools, meters, scopes, other hand and power tools, etc. Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, other Park managers and staff, co workers, subordinates, guests, vendors, contractors, inspectors, etc. We're Looking For: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. 2-4 years related experience required in industrial electrical and electronic maintenance. Ability to use spreadsheet and database computer systems. Must possess extensive knowledge of PLC's, motor drives and display units. Must possess a valid MN driver's license. Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs. Ability to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test, per Company policy, unless prohibited by state or provincial law. Ability to pass a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, credit, criminal, DMV, previous employment, education and personal references, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state, or provincial law.

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