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Ride Mechanic - Full Time

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Job Category: Maintenance/Trades

Req ID19058
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$28 / hour

This is a Full Time, Year Round Position with medical, dental and vision benefits and paid vacation and sick time.  On the Job Training Provided!  

Dorney Park is looking for mechanically inclined individuals to join our Ride Maintenance Team.  As a Full Time Ride Mechanic you will be trained and certified to perform inspections, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and annual rehabilitation of a variety of amusement rides and attractions. Amazing views on the park as climbing and working safely at various heights is an essential part of this job.


Position responsibilities, after training, include but are not limited to:

  • 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 on a wide variety of mechanical devices.
  • Trouble shoots a variety of mechanical, pneumatic & hydraulic systems and takes appropriate corrective actions.
  • Maintains orderly and accurate records of all required inspections and work performed.
  • Communicates the status of assigned rides both verbally and in written format.
  • Reads, understands and applies information from manufacturer's manuals for service, repair and or component replacement.  Accurately reads blue prints (mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic).
  • 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 scheduling availability requirements, including nights, weekends, and holiday periods to meet business needs.
  • 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 of mechanical experience.  Industrial, auto or amusement setting experience preferred.
  • 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 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 300 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, if 18 years of age or older, 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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