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Full Time Waterpark Mechanic

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Job Category: Maintenance/Trades

Req ID 20443
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$28 / Hour

This Full Time with Benefits position performs inspections, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and annual rehabilitation of a variety of different amusement rides and attractions. Perform water tests and maintain proper water quality. Areas of responsibility include (but are not limited to) maintenance of gearboxes, chains, sprockets, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, wire rope, hoists, brakes, pumps, and large bearings. Climbing and working safely at height is an essential part of this job.

This is a Full-Time, Year-Round Position with medical, dental and vision benefits as well as paid both vacation/sick time & 401K.  On the Job Training Provided!  

The schedule for this position is as follows: 

Monday: 7:00am - 3:30pm
Tuesday: Off
Wednesday: Off
Thursday: 12:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 9:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 7:00am - 3:30pm


  • Maintain water quality in pools, ponds and fountains.
  • Backwash filters, clean pump screens and baskets, monitor water quality and perform water tests.
  • Perform daily inspections and repairs on attractions.
  • Able to dig up water lines for repairs as needed as well as pool repairs as needed.
  • Caulking of pools and slides as needed.
  • Maintain inventory of equipment
  • Performs daily, weekly, monthly, annual, and other required inspections of amusement rides and related equipment as assigned; taking corrective actions as issues are identified. Inspections are visual as well as auditory.
  • Performs scheduled and unscheduled preventative maintenance, inspects, repairs and tests amusement rides and related equipment. This may include repair or replacement of major components such as hydraulic cylinders, gears, chains, sprockets, pneumatic cylinders, hoses, brakes, clutches, wheels, bearings, gearboxes, springs, or a wide variety of other mechanical devices.
  • Trouble shoots a variety of mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems and takes appropriate corrective actions.
  • Properly follows all repair procedures and maintains accurate documentation of all repairs. Maintains orderly and accurate records of all required inspections and work performed and submits required paperwork to supervision in a timely manner.
  • Communicates the status of assigned rides both verbally and in written format.
  • Maintains all assigned equipment in a safe and ready condition according to all applicable codes, laws, rules, company policies, and best practices. Works safely and efficiently on all assigned tasks, coordinates with others as necessary to achieve desired results.
  • Reads, understands and applies information from manufacturer's manuals for service, repair and or component replacement.  Accurately reads blueprints (mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic).
  • Notify maintenance of equipment problems, building repairs, etc. necessary to ensure safe and efficient operation.
  • Use soldering, hand, and power tools to perform tasks and repairs.
  • Provides guest service according to Cedar Fair standards when serving the guest or working with subordinates, including initiating guest interactions, answering questions and giving directions.
  • Maintains cleanliness and safety in assigned work area and performs all duties in compliance with Cedar Fair Safety guidelines and requirements and reports all unsafe or unusual conditions to supervision.
  • Meets Cedar Fair's attendance requirements as outlined in Cedar Fair's attendance policies.
  • Adheres to Cedar Fair's Rules of Conduct including specific costuming and grooming standards as outlined in Employee Guidelines and other park/division specific policies and procedures.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • 2 to 4 years previous experience in mechanical maintenance, preferably in an industrial or amusement park setting.
  • Working knowledge of basic mechanical principles such as gear ratios, torque, proper use of common hand tools, common mechanical nomenclature, etc.
  • Familiarity with common types of bearings, bushings, couplers, shafting and similar power transmission components.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the fundamental principles of either pneumatic systems or hydraulic systems; preferably both.
  • Ability to stand and walk an entire shift.
  • Ability to lift and carry items of 50 pounds or more.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others in a fast paced and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Ability to work safely and effectively while elevated on ladders, platforms, or other structures at heights up to 200 feet above ground.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs.
  • Ability to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test, per Company policy, unless prohibited by state or provincial law.
  • Ability to pass a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, credit, criminal, DMV, previous employment, education and personal references, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state, or provincial law.
  • Valid State Driver's License required.
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