DARIEN LAKE - Full Time Ride Mechanic

Six Flags, Inc. Queensbury, NY

JOB PURPOSE: To ensure the safe operation and maintenance of all rides and attractions.


* Maintain, erect, repair and troubleshoot rides and attractions to insure their safe and efficient operation with minimum supervision.

* To keep a ride parts inventory and notify the supervisor and A Mechanics of any parts or materials necessary to insure safe, continuous operation.

* To direct, advise and/or work in conjunction with other staff solving ride-related problems.

* To ensure that the ride is clean and visually in compliance with manufacturers specifications, guests and Darien Lake expectations.

* To ensure that manufacturer specifications and state regulations are complied with and documented.

* To inspect rides and attractions and notify the Rides A Mechanic, Ride Maintenance Supervisor and/or Ride Maintenance Manager of any hazards that may endanger the general public of Darien Lake staff.

* Keep all records up to date and current in an accessible, organized fashion. (i.e. Logbooks, Inspection Forms, etc.)

* Operate within the policies and procedures of Darien Lake.

* Maintain good housekeeping standards in area of responsibility.


* Possess the ability to work at heights above 208' above grade.

* Be able to read, write and implement maintenance and inspection procedures.

* Must possess own hand tools.

* Must have basic knowledge and experience of mechanics, gear reduction, pneumatics, hydraulics and electricity.

* Must have the ability to use those skills to insure the safe operation of rides and attractions.

* Must be able to read, understand and implement maintenance and inspection procedures.

* Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.

* Valid New York State Drivers License and successful completion of Darien Lake Vehicle Training program.


Any and all other duties that is assigned or necessary in order to support the Maintenance Department and the park as a whole. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the requirements of the job, management reserves the right to add or remove duties when circumstances (e.g., emergencies, changes in workload, rush jobs, staff levels, or technical developments) dictate.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Must be able to sit and/stand/and walk for long periods of time throughout the day

* Must be able to work outdoors at various times throughout the year

* Requires manual and bi-manual dexterity as well as fine and gross motor skills, hand/eye coordination, near vision, hearing and speech

* Must possess "normal" or "average" corrected hearing. (Defined as 25 decibels or better in the frequency range of 500HZ-4000HZ considered normal speech frequency range). If corrective device is worn, it must be worn while on duty.

* Must possess 20/20 corrected vision. Corrective lens, if required, must be worn while on duty.

* Requires occasional kneeling and bending

* Requires occasional walking, reaching above shoulder, pushing and pulling

* Requires occasional lifts and carries up to 50 pounds

* If prosthesis is needed to meet these requirements, it must be used while on duty

* Requires occasional carries up to 100 pounds with the assistance of a two wheel hand truck

* Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. This position requires occasional work in or around wetness, confined spaces-cramped quarters, heights, noise, detergents/chemicals, mechanical hazards, moving objects, fumes/odors, dust, mists, gases, or vibrations. The noise level is generally moderate.

Park: The Great Escape