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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Associate Project Manager, Technical Services - Mechanical

Jobid 23768-349770

Location: Orlando, FL, 32806, USA

Description **Job Number** 30136BR

**Job Title** Associate Project Manager, Technical Services - Mechanical

**Business Segment** Universal Studios

**Sub-Business** Universal Orlando

**Posting Category** Theme Parks – Technical

**About Us** Universal Orlando® Resort is a universe of opportunities for people who have a lot to offer. It takes a special kind of person to work at Universal Orlando. An individual who knows how to be part of a team. Someone with a sense of fun who's serious about their work. A person who knows it doesn't take magic to put a smile on a guest's face… it takes hard work, dedication, knowledge and just the right amount of Universal attitude. Whether you're serving food, working in an office, maintaining equipment, performing in costume or operating a ride, you won't just be "doing a job." You'll be creating memories for our guests that will last a lifetime. Are YOU that kind of person?

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** Florida

**City** Orlando


SUMMARY: Organize and establish effective project management; coordinate and manage design and specification decisions and documentation production; effectively manage changes in the project and eliminate disruptions between project participants; ensure quality design and technical work while properly managing the work in the field. Provides sustaining support in the day-to-day park operation and mechanical maintenance support for Ride and Show systems. This includes, but is not limited to downtime recovery, troubleshooting, fault analysis/root cause analysis, redesign assignments, test and start-up integration of Ride and Show systems, specializing in hydraulic systems. On call 24/7 to facilitate engineering maintenance support per departmental guidelines. Emphasize “hands on” management of field and implement efficient and timely document control.


• Supervises the fault identification and analysis to facilitate downtime recovery of the day-to-day operations of UO working with the internal and external engineers (hydraulic) and maintenance staff. Manages the troubleshooting efforts of hydraulic fluid power systems and associated electronic controls, providing detailed analysis of failures (root cause analysis) and how to prevent from recurrence to improve overall ride operations.

• Provides design and maintenance support for all UO attractions.

• Effectively communicate on all technical issues related to hydraulic equipment and recommend change proposals. Manage the implementation of proposed changes in accordance with engineering procedures.

• Manages the implementation of solutions (proactive maintenance practices) to improve operational reliability, safety, and serviceability of Ride & Show hydraulic equipment through improved diagnostics, technician training, and Preventative Maintenance improvement. Perform research and give solutions for Predictive Maintenance technology to ensure operational improvement of mechanical and hydraulic equipment.

• Supports design modification of Ride and Show hydraulic system equipment for projects assigned from Technical Services Management or Engineering Management. Monitor efficient working of all mechanical and hydraulic equipment, making required adjustments and providing field support to maintenance technicians.

• Perform oversight of the vendor support and technician design implementation work. This includes but not limited to evaluation of technical performance which includes all aspects of the project. It also includes management of the Engineering change notice process and modification documentation; coordinates assigned engineering activities between ride planners, ride supervisors, ride managers, and ride technicians.

• Provides project status of assigned task list items to the appropriate Technical Services management and engineering management on a regular basis. Updates project status via Maximo on a regular basis. Maintains configuration management of mechanical and hydraulic hardware and software (drawings) documentation in accordance with engineering guidelines and procedures for proper archiving and security.

• Develops Acceptance Test Procedures on mechanical and hydraulic systems. Provides procurement specifications and provide support to all material requirements for replacement equipment.

• Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established Universal Orlando policy, procedures, training and Team Member involvement activities.

• Perform other duties as assigned.


Gives project direction, coordination and instruction to:

• Ride/Show technicians – Direct

• Technical Supervisors – Direct

• Technical Managers – Direct

• Show Managers – Direct

• Planned Work Project Staff – Indirect

• Administrative Support – Direct

• Document Control Support – Direct



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required:

• Required knowledge of preventive/predictive maintenance systems inclusive of the development and implementation of compliance standards and processes.

• Required knowledge of reliability centered maintenance processes.

• Required understanding of drawings including fluid circuits, electronic circuits, and mechanical prints. Required understanding of fluid circuits and components.

• Required understanding of hydraulic pumps and pneumatic compressors.

• Required understanding of test systems to evaluate components.

• Required understanding of electronic controls related to fluid power systems.

• Required understanding of hydrostatic drives, pump load sensing, and compensator controls.

• Required understanding of accumulator use, regenerative fluid circuits, counterbalance circuits, and associated valving.

• Required understanding of fluid samples, interpretation of fluid sample reports, and ISO fluid cleanliness.

• Required understanding of mechanical and hydraulic engineering best practices, field troubleshooting, and recovery/change procedures.

• Required understanding of pressure, volume, temperature, and their relationship between each other given by the general.

• Microsoft Office

• Provides Direction

• Planning & Scheduling

• Analytical Thinking

• Communicate Clearly with Team

• Current on industry trends

• Resource Planning

• Flexibility

• Organization skills

• Negotiate

• AutoCad or Inventor Design software

Consistent attendance is a job requirement.


• High school degree or GED is required; Technical School in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology, Associate’s degree (AS): P, Mechanical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering Technology; or equivalent field experience and/or Bachelor’s degree Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME) are preferred.


• 7-10 years experience in mechanical equipment in a theme park or equivalent environment required. 7-10 years field experience of hydraulic system technical fault analysis/isolation experience required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


• Hydraulic Fluid Power Specialist – International Fluid Power Society, Preferred

• Six Sigma – Preferred


• Required:

o “Hands-on" experience with automated control mobile equipment systems required.

o Experience with servo controls as applied to hydraulic, pneumatic, and electromotive motion control systems required.

o Knowledge of generation of control system specifications, acceptance test procedures

• Preferred:

o Knowledgeable in ASTM and F24 standards and guidelines.

o Knowledge in applicable codes, regulations and standards including: AISC, ASME, ASTM, ANSI, AWS, JIC, NEC, and OSHA.

o Experience in the design of safety critical systems.

**Desired Characteristics**


While performing the duties of this job, the individual is required to:

• Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time) stand for prolonged periods; walk for prolonged periods (including ability to walk at a given pace that is predetermined by a moving sidewalk); sit for prolonged periods; talk; hear audible alarms, voice commands with background noise; use of hands and fingers to grip, pinch, handle or feel objects, tools or control; climb stairs / ladders; ability to work at heights for prolonged periods of time including heights with or without railings or over open pits greater than 4 feet; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; reach, pull, push with hands and arms above and below head; ability to work in an environment subject to vibrations; repeat-use of an input device-a keyboard or mouse-in a steady manner; close vision with or without corrective lens. (clear vision at 20 inches or less); distance vision with or without corrective lens. (clear vision at 20 feet or more); color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors); peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point); depth Perception (vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships); ability to maintain concentration/focus (e.g., ability to interpret the work environment and make decisions on predetermined operating policies and procedure); ability to work in varied light conditions including low or diminished lighting ; ability to maintain alertness and attentiveness up to 4 hours while working varying hours; ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus while in changing light conditions e.g., sunshine to indoor or dark conditions).

• Occasionally (1/3 of the time or less) repeating motions more than twice per minute; lifting up to 50 pounds with control; pushing up to 50 pounds with control; ability to smell; ability to work in small or tight spaces; will be required to work in confined spaces i.e. Manholes or work pits; ability to work in an environment with flashing lights including strobe lamps.


While performing the duties of this job, the individual is required to:

• Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time) noise Level-Loud Noise (Noise when raised conversation is needed); will require performing maintenance or servicing of powerized (energized) equipment (pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical) LOTO; will require a valid Florida state driver’s license; will require the use of a motorized company vehicle or a leased or personal vehicle for company business.

• Occasionally (1/3 of the time or less) ability to work in wet, humid conditions (non-weather); ability to work in outdoor weather conditions to include direct sunlight, heat or cold; will require working with compressed gas cylinders or tanks.

(Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

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