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Principal Show Electronic Engineer

Aplicar ahora Aplique más tarde Job ID 7048580920220316 Ubicación Glendale, California, Estados Unidos Business Walt Disney Imagineering Fecha de publicación 10/03/2023

Detalles del empleo:

“We create happiness.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help encourage that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and build the never-before-seen! Are you ready to join this team and make your impact?

This role will perform Electronic Engineering activities related to attractions with electric motor controlled animated figures, animated props and show action equipment. Provide expertise in motion control systems, motor selection, motor drive design and selection and motor tuning using standard PID and advanced motion control techniques. Provide technical guidance to the project team members performing electronic engineering tasks: blue sky system definition, mock ups, theory of operation, circuit design, assembly design, system integration, facility sizing and supporting infrastructure, production, installation, and test and adjust. Enforce systems engineering process, discipline, and standards as well as ensuring a quality final product. Take ownership for budget, schedule, and quality of attraction related results.

The Principal Show Electronic Engineer will report to the Manager of Show Electronic Engineering.

You Will:

  • Makes decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have an important impact on extensive engineering activities as related to motion control systems hardware and software, specification, design, implementation, tuning and commissioning.
  • Reviews mechanical designs for control analysis, cabling paths, motor homing, electrical maintainability, and safety design.
  • Develops and maintains animated figure, animated prop, and show action equipment cabling designs, motor control architecture documentation, and a plan for animation tuning and commissioning.
  • Specifically tests and tunes individual motors for performance and creative intent while maintaining tuning parameters and any pertinent details to be documented for attraction turnover.
  • Frequently reviews industry standards and supervises development for recommendation of motors, motor drives, connectors, cables, sensors, and encoders.
  • Works with the software motion control team for control tool issues, changes, and features.
  • Initiates and maintains extensive contact with key engineers and officials of other organizations and companies, requiring skill in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues.
  • Develop specifications and test plans.
  • Review and authorize for release detailed top level, layout and design drawings of electronic subsystems.
  • Tackle sophisticated electrical and electromechanical systems to resolve design conflicts and revise requirements as required.
  • Develop risk analysis and advise management, as required.
  • Finalize detailed interface requirements between controls and ride mechanical and audio elements.
  • Provide electronic Contractor support and verification of first article assembly and bench testing, as required.
  • Support Show System operator and maintenance training.

You Will Have:

  • Engineering professional experience totaling 10 (ten) or more years, including responsibility for motor and drive specification, motor control design and architecture, industrial automation or robotic control.
  • PID Control Loop design, implementation and motor tuning experience.
  • Experience with Elmo EASII / Maxon EPOS / Mitsubishi FR Configurator 2 / Copley CME
  • Advanced Motion Control techniques (feed forward, gain scheduling, etc.)
  • Advanced motor application (servo, VFD, stepper, vector drive, etc.)
  • Specification and application of position feedback (incremental, absolute, optical, magnetic)

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Strong hardware knowledge and hands-on field installation experience required.
  • Must have a high tolerance for change and changing requirements.
  • Must be willing to travel, sometimes for extended stays. 6 to 12 months of relocation may be required on some projects.
  • Ability to present technical concepts in manner understandable by non-technical people
  • AutoCAD
  • PLC programming

Required Education :

  • BS Electronic Engineering

This position is located in Glendale, CA.

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The hiring range for this position in Glendale, California is $ 123,000 to $ 165,000 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

Disability accommodation for employment applications

The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.

The Walt Disney Company is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

Acerca de Walt Disney Imagineering:

Fundado en 1952 como WED Enterprises para diseñar y construir el primer parque temático del mundo, Disneyland, Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) es donde la imaginación y la creatividad se combinan con tecnología de vanguardia para crear experiencias inolvidables. WDI es la fuerza creativa que imagina, diseña y construye todos los parques temáticos, resorts, atracciones y cruceros de Disney en todo el mundo. La fuerza única de Imagineering proviene de su equipo global diverso de profesionales creativos y técnicos, que se basan en el legado de narración de historias de Disney para ser pionero en nuevas formas de entretenimiento. Los Imagineers que practican esta combinación única de arte y ciencia trabajan en más de 100 disciplinas para guiar una idea desde la fase conceptual del “cielo azul” hasta el día de la inauguración.

Acerca de The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, junto con sus subsidiarias y afiliadas, es una empresa diversificada líder en medios y entretenimiento familiar a nivel internacional con los siguientes segmentos comerciales: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, y Experiences and Products. Desde sus humildes comienzos como estudio de dibujos animados en la década de 1920 hasta su nombre preeminente en la industria del entretenimiento actual, Disney continúa orgullosamente su legado de crear historias y experiencias de primer nivel para cada miembro de la familia. Las historias, personajes y experiencias de Disney llegan a consumidores y huéspedes de todos los rincones del mundo. Con operaciones en más de 40 países, nuestros empleados y Cast Members trabajan juntos para crear experiencias de entretenimiento que sean tanto universales como locales.

Este puesto es en Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. , que forma parte de una empresa comercial que denominamos Walt Disney Imagineering.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. es un empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. Los solicitantes recibirán consideración para el empleo sin distinción de raza, color, religión, sexo, origen nacional, orientación sexual, identidad de género, discapacidad o condición de veterano protegido. Disney fomenta una cultura empresarial donde las ideas y decisiones de todas las personas nos ayudan a crecer, innovar, crear las mejores historias y ser relevantes en un mundo que cambia rápidamente.

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