Entertainment Tech, Pyrotechnics and Special Effects

Universal Orlando Orlando, FL
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Technician IV, Pyro/Flame Effects:

JOB SUMMARY: Provides the Technical Skills needed for the successful operation of an assigned Entertainment venue, project, or event, to ensure show quality and a positive guest experience.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Responsible to assist with the use and operation of the special effects equipment within the assigned venue, project or event.

* Responsible for the appropriate installation and maintenance of special effects equipment.

* Accountable for assisting in maintaining venue or event specific inventory of all Technical equipment. Accountable to strictly adhere to all policies and procedures, as defined by the Entertainment Department, governing the safe use and operation of all technical equipment and pyrotechnic devices within the assigned venue or event.

* Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: One to three years' experience required. Within the professional theme park/theater industry in a technical capacity preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

EXPERIENCE: High school degree or GED required.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Registration of possessors and responsible party card approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Must maintain a valid pyrotechnic's license, issued by the Company.

Technician III, Pyro/Flame Effects:

JOB SUMMARY: Hourly position that serves as a technical point person. If unassigned to a specific area, position can be dedicated to specialized projects dealing with special effects, special events and general park maintenance working independent and reporting to a Tech II or higher.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Responsible to assist with the operation and use of pyrotechnic and/or flame effects equipment including but not limited to the operation and use of equipment/elements in a live show situation. Train and instruct other technicians in the proper set up, use and maintenance of equipment and procedures. Communicate/resolve technical problems with Entertainment management, Ride & Show and Tech Services. Process work orders, purchase requisitions and inventory systems as directed by chain of command.

* Responsible for the appropriate installation and maintenance of equipment. Accountable to strictly adhere to all policies and procedures, as defined by the Entertainment Department, governing the safe use and operation of all technical equipment within the assigned venue or event.

* Accountable for assisting in maintaining venue or event specific inventory of all Technical equipment and consumables.

* Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: High school degree or GED required.

EXPERIENCE: One to three years' experience within the professional theme park/theater industry in a technical capacity preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Registration of possessors and responsible party card approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Must maintain a valid pyrotechnics' license, issued by the Company

Technician II, Pyro/Flame Effects:

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the highly skilled, discipline specific, technical operations within an assigned Entertainment venue or event to ensure show quality and a positive guest experience.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Functions as the discipline specific crew chief assigned to an Entertainment Venue or Event. Responsible for monitoring, adhering to and enforcing all policies and procedures as defined by the Entertainment Department governing the safe use and operation of all technical equipment and pyrotechnic devices.

* Expected to accomplish tasks as directed by Lead/Supervisor that supports the team mission with little supervision after direction is given. Safe watch employees by assisting to manage proper breaks and ensure lunches are taken by their perspective crews.

* Assists Technician I with daily maintenance of the Entertainment Venue/Event in order to ensure all Technical equipment is operational and functioning properly.

* Assists the Technician I in implementing show quality and performance standards as defined by Entertainment Management

* Responsible for effectively communicating necessary information which pertains to the technical operation of the assigned entertainment venue/event, to both upper management as well as employees of the venue/event.

* Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: High school degree or GED required.

EXPERIENCE: One to three years' experience within the professional theme park/theater industry in a technical capacity preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Registration of possessors and responsible party card approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Must maintain a valid pyrotechnics' license, issued by the Company

Technician IV, Special Effects:

JOB SUMMARY: Provides the Technical Skills needed for the successful operation of an assigned Entertainment venue, project, or event, to ensure show quality and a positive guest experience.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Responsible to assist with the use and operation of the special effects equipment within the assigned venue, project or event.

* Responsible for the appropriate installation and maintenance of special effects equipment.

* Accountable for assisting in maintaining venue or event specific inventory of all Technical equipment. Accountable to strictly adhere to all policies and procedures, as defined by the Entertainment Department, governing the safe use and operation of all technical equipment and pyrotechnic devices within the assigned venue or event.

* Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: One to three years' experience required. Within the professional theme park/theater industry in a technical capacity preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

EXPERIENCE: High school degree or GED required.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Registration of possessors and responsible party card approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Must maintain a valid pyrotechnic's license, issued by the Company.

Technician II, Special Effects:

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the highly skilled, discipline specific, technical operations within an assigned Entertainment venue or event to ensure show quality and a positive guest experience.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Functions as the discipline specific crew chief assigned to an Entertainment Venue or Event. Responsible to monitor and enforce all policies and procedures as defined by the Entertainment Department governing the safe operation of all technical equipment and pyrotechnic devices. Safe watch employees by assisting to manage proper breaks and ensure lunches are taken by their perspective crews.

* Expected to accomplish tasks as directed by Lead/Supervisor that supports the team mission with little supervision after direction is given. Facilitates and troubleshoots with accountability for completion of team objectives from Leads/Supervisor.

* Assists Technician I with daily maintenance of the Entertainment Venue/Event in order to ensure all Technical equipment is operational and functioning properly.

* Assists the Technician I in implementing show quality and performance standards as defined by Entertainment Management

* Responsible for effectively communicating necessary information which pertains to the technical operation of the assigned entertainment venue/event, to both upper management as well as employees of the venue/event.

* Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: One to three years' experience required. Within the professional theme park/theater industry in a technical capacity preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

EXPERIENCE: High school degree or GED required.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Registration of possessors and responsible party card approved by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Must maintain a valid pyrotechnics' license, issued by the Company.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Positions in Pyrotechnics and Special Effects require:

* Ability to stand for long periods of time

* Ability to lift and or move between 25 and 50 pounds

* Working outdoors in all weather conditions (select positions)

* Maintaining a clean work environment with use of cleaning chemicals

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

* Performs other duties as assigned

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

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