Automation Operator

Job #505

Job Type Full Time
Location ,
Field Technical Production
Post Date Jan 7, 2020

Job Summary:
At Disney Cruise Line, you can set sail on the job opportunity of a lifetime! Disney Cruise Line has established itself as a world-renowned leader in hospitality and entertainment, and has been recognized as the top cruise line for families. Our crew members bring the magic to life to deliver exceptional guest service and create family-friendly fun onboard the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and on our private island paradise in the Bahamas – Castaway Cay! With incredible itineraries that visit exciting destinations around the world, crew and Officers can chart the course for an unforgettable adventure with Disney Cruise Line. Ongoing training and development allows our crew to continuously learn and grow personally and professionally, and Disney Cruise Line offers a unique opportunity for those looking to grow, excel and work for one of the most innovative and welcoming companies in the world. Apply today to Embark on Your Career and Navigate Your Future!

- Operate stage scenic elements during shows
- Conduct routine maintenance on all ship-wide automation and rigging systems
- Ensure all documentation is maintained
- Operate Entertainment Automation systems at the Walt Disney Theatre
- Oversee and ensure that all rigging equipment is maintained in good order and is being used properly
- Responsible for the maintenance and safe operation of the rigging equipment used in outdoor deck parties, including training in all rigging positions for the operation of the show
- Assist in other duties and tasks as assigned by the Senior Technician WDT, including but not limited to - Cast changeovers, load ins/outs, new show installs, equipment tests, vendor support, movie premieres and company events
- Carry out all other duties and tasks assigned by the shipboard leadership team, including but not limited to safety duties and tasks in support of other technical areas
- Actively participate in all Castaway Cay job responsibilities associated with position and line of business as directed by DCL leadership
- Execute additional job responsibilities, as assigned by DCL leadership, based on operational need
- Comply with all company set policies and procedures, along with all maritime and ship rules, regulations and procedures
- Participate in Emergency Duties as specified in the ship Assembly Plan

Additional Information:
- This is a SHIPBOARD role.

Applicants must:
- Be genuinely interested in a career at sea and willing to live and work onboard a Disney Cruise Line vessel
- Be committed to the position you are applying for at least 2-3 contracts before a transfer or promotion
- Be willing to follow and perform safety role, emergency duties and/or associated responsibilities as specified in the ship Assembly Plan
- Be willing and able to uphold the general safety management responsibilities specified in the Safety Management System in areas and operations under their control
- Be willing to follow and embrace United States Public Health requirements and guidelines as well as Environmentality requirements and Company practices
- Be willing to share a cabin with other crew members and appreciative of working and living in a multi-cultural environment
- Be comfortable living in a confined space with strict rules and regulations
- Adhere to a structured lifestyle, personally and professionally

Your Responsibilities:
- Have a valid passport and C1/D Seaman's visa (DCL will provide you with documents to obtain this)
- Complete a pre-employment medical
- Obtain a criminal background check
- Bring approved work shoes
**Disney Cruise Line is a drug-free workplace. All new hires are required to undergo drug/alcohol testing within the first week onboard and throughout their contracts. Failure to pass the drug/alcohol testing will result in immediate termination.


Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum five years recent show production/operation experience required, in a similar role preferred
- Proven experience or qualifications in a theatrical/ Entertainment based rigging operation or role
- Ability to work at heights and with heavy equipment required
- Computer literacy required
- Experience in the operation of computerized automation control equipment required
- Knowledge and experience of hydraulics, electronics, electric motors, motor drives and controls, manual and automated rigging devices required
- Experience with the Acrobat G6 console and e-Chameleon software preferred
- Be at least 21 years of age
- Be able to speak, read and write fluent English
- Willingness to live and work onboard one of our vessels for a certain length of time (based on position)
- Be able to work a seven-day, 70-84 hour week with limited time off
- Be able to adhere to Disney Cruise Line appearance guidelines
- Enjoy working in a high-volume, fast-paced, guest-service oriented environment
- Be flexible with your work schedule, job duties and work locations
- Appreciate diversity among guests and crew

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience in a similar role