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Electrical Engineer
Title:Electrical Engineer
Minimum Age Requirements:Must be at least 18 years of age to apply
Status:Full Time

Job Summary

The Electrical Engineer is responsible for providing electrical engineering analysis as well as research, design, development, testing, and supervision of the manufacturing, installation and upkeep of the Companies electrical equipment, components, or systems. The Electrical Engineer is responsible for electrical engineering duties and work associated with the planning, design, installation, repairs, refurbishment, and/or the modification of amusement rides or devices, in accordance with recognized national codes, industry standards and Company policies and procedures. Work duties will also include electrical engineering assignments dealing with various other company facilities and equipment given by management.


Job Requirements/Essential Functions of the Job:

  • The Electrical Engineer will apply diverse experience in and knowledge of electrical engineering principles and practices in broad, multi-disciplined environments and must be qualified and able to make mid to high-level technical decisions that affect product outcome independent of management.

  • The Electrical Engineer will evaluate electrical systems, products, components, and applications by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of electricity and materials.

  • The Electrical Engineer will confirm system's and components' capabilities and product quality by designing testing methods; testing properties.

  • The Electrical Engineer will develop electrical products and systems by studying customer requirements; researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials, and soliciting observations from operators.

  • The Electrical Engineer prepares product reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

  • The Electrical Engineer will have knowledge of engineering disciplines including: systems engineering, safety related control system design, safety related control system development, hazard risk analysis, and FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis).

  • The Electrical Engineer provides engineering information by answering questions and requests.

  • The Electrical Engineer maintains product and company reputation by complying with federal and state regulations.

  • The Electrical Engineer keeps equipment operational by following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; requesting repair service.

  • The Electrical Engineer maintains product data base by writing computer programs; entering data.

  • The Electrical Engineer completes projects by training and guiding technicians.

  • The Electrical Engineer maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

  • The Electrical Engineer contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

  • The Electrical Engineer will make decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have important impact on extensive engineering activities.

  • The Electrical Engineer must be able to work without supervision but must be able to integrate input from many individuals or stakeholders and work as a team.

  • The Electrical Engineer must work as a team leader and maintain a high level of professional conduct.

  • The Electrical Engineer must be self-motivated and be able to meet goals and deadlines.

  • The Electrical Engineer must be competent in the ability to produce drawings using conventional software. The Electrical Engineer must be able to produce electrical system and installation drawings.

  • The Electrical Engineer must be able to communicate technical concepts in writing as well as be able to orally communicate drawings and/or complex issues to non-technical peers and management.

  • The Electrical Engineer will be responsible for following all electrical design from planning to successful operation and turnover.

  • The Electrical Engineer will supervise contractor, vendor, or manufacturer electrical design activities and resolve any technical conflicts.

  • The Electrical Engineer will verify that all rides, attractions, and/or devices meet or exceed electrical design assumptions and ensure they will meet the safety, reliability and capacity level in accordance with company standards and procedures.

  • The Electrical Engineer will demonstrate and practice creativity, foresight, and experienced engineering judgment in anticipating and solving unanticipated electrical problems, program objectives and requirements, developing standards and guides for diverse engineering activities.

  • The Electrical Engineer will be working around high noise levels resulting from amusement rides and various equipment. The Electrical Engineer must be able to remain focused on the job while dealing with interruptions from guests and/or other employee contact.

  • The Electrical Engineer will use both PC and AS400 computer programs to enter, receive, maintain, and print work orders; enter maintenance repair work orders; enter purchase requests; prepare create, receive, print, and/or prioritize work orders.

  • The Electrical Engineer will act as a safety officer by looking for and correcting any unsafe working conditions that may exist; instilling a voluntary safety conscious attitude among co-workers; positively reinforcing any request from safety and security or other concerned parties with regards to safety; insuring that all Company employees conform to company safety guidelines.

  • The Electrical Engineer must be familiar with Regulatory agencies such as the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission, as well as non-regulatory agencies such as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). These agencies have published codes and standards which must be implemented by the Electrical Engineer as part of the company’s policies and procedures.

  • The Electrical Engineer must be familiar with both ISO and IEC standards.

  • The Electrical Engineer must be familiar with all ASTM ride and electrical building standards; insure that all programs and/or specifications detailed in the ASTM standards are being performed and implemented. The Electrical Engineer must remain current on changes within the amusement park industry and with ASTM standards. The Electrical Engineer must be able to then adjust department policies and procedures accordingly.

  • The Electrical Engineer must monitor and respond to inappropriate guest and/or employee behavior, including enforcing rules and restrictions, regulating employees’ or guests’ actions, and requesting assistance from Security if necessary. The Electrical Engineer must exhibit a high degree of motivation toward providing guest satisfaction by displaying a friendly approach to serving guests. In addition, the Electrical Engineer must be able to deal with many guests and park employees each day in a positive and friendly manner and to resolve any guest or other department problems, complaints, and/or grievances in an efficient and friendly manner.

  • During training periods, the Electrical Engineer must be able to read and assimilate information provided in the Art and Sign Shop Manual, the Seasonal Employee Handbook, and the Lagoon Policies and Procedures Manual, as well as comprehend verbal instructions from trainers.

  • The Electrical Engineer will be working around high noise levels resulting from amusement rides and various equipment. The Electrical Engineer must be able to remain focused on the job while dealing with interruptions from guests and/or other employee contact.

  • The Electrical Engineer must be willing to conform to Lagoon’s grooming and personal hygiene requirements and wear the proper issued uniform. A neat, clean, professional appearance is required at all times.

  • The Electrical Engineer must be willing and able to perform all other job duties and assignments as assigned by management.


Required Relationships

  • The Electrical Engineer must work well with others and will be part of project teams for major installations, working with other trades such as safety, operations, mechanics, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, art/design etc.
  • The Electrical Engineer will initiate and maintain extensive contact with key Electrical Engineers and officials from organizations, vendors, and manufacturers, requiring skills in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues.


Work Schedule:

This is a full-time salaried position. Full-time salaried employees are at-will and may be terminated at any time, with or without cause and/or notice. A full-time salaried employee is regularly scheduled to work on average forty (40) hours per week in a 12-month period. Full-time salaried employees will be paid a monthly salary.


This position requires the employee to be willing and able to work a variable weekly schedule, five-six days a week from as early as 5:00 a.m. to as late as 1:00 a.m. including evenings, weekends, and holidays. A full-time salaried employee agrees to work as scheduled by Lagoon. Due to the seasonal nature of Lagoon’s business, the work schedule of a full-time salaried employee may vary from an average of thirty-five (35) to forty-five (45) hours per week and may exceed fifty (50) hours per week during peak operational times.


Lagoon is a “seasonal amusement or recreational establishment” under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Utah law. Therefore, all Lagoon employees are exempt from the overtime and minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Utah law.


Required Qualifications

  • Must possess, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • A master’s degree in Electrical Engineering is preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of hands on experience in a related electrical engineering field is preferred.
  • Project management experience preferred.
  • Must maintain current applicable state licenses and certifications.
  • Job qualifications are stated in essential functions of the job description. An employee must be able to accomplish the essential functions in order to be competent in the job. Other qualifications not specifically noted in the essential functions of the job include: Education, certifications, registrations, special equipment skills, language skills, working conditions, physical demands, work schedule demands, work location requirements, and hazardous materials knowledge.


Required Tasks/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Must be accurate in work performed.
  • Able to travel, sometimes for limited stays.
  • Able to learn and understand all policies and procedures pertinent to departmental operations and the job.
  • Able to learn, comprehend, maintain, and enforce the company’s policies and procedures.
  • Able to make quick and effective decisions.
  • Able to communicate effectively with the guests and employees in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Able to follow verbal and written instructions to perform specific tasks.
  • Able to work independently as well productively as a member of a team.
  • Able to follow safety practices and be safety conscious.
  • Able to follow verbal and written directions.
  • Able to implement general policies, procedures, and standards set forth by the Company which are described and detailed in the maintenance manual and park manual.
  • Maintain sensitivity to all of the policies adopted and established by the Company.
  • Protect the company from loss of assets.
  • Use tools and equipment properly to avoid damage, loss or injury.
  • Clean job site and work area daily or more often, as needed.
  • Watch for and report any unsafe working conditions.
  • Use designated safety equipment.
  • Remain current on changes within the amusement park industry and ASTM amusement ride or device standards.
  • Remain current on ISO and IEC standards.


Physical Requirements

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. Upon request, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Able to regularly use hands to finger, handle, and feel.
  • Must have full use of hands, arms and legs to reach, operate equipment and climb on rides and attractions to perform repairs and ride safety checks.
  • Able to move equipment which would include significant pushing, pulling, bending, and lifting.
  • Able to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Able to sit, climb, or balance.
  • Able to walk quickly to/from job locations up to 1 (one) kilometer distance.
  • Able to regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Must have good hearing and visual acuity to observe unusual sound or noise from rides or equipment and/or variation of ride or equipment operation, speed, or performance.
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Able to work from maintenance work order system.
  • Able to speak to give other employees and guests verbal instructions.
  • Able to work in a considerably noisy environment from equipment and amusement rides.
  • Able to perform work duties outside in varying weather conditions prevalent at the time.
  • May require early arrivals and/or late night departures.



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