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Ride Mechanic II - Full Time

Charlotte, North Carolina

Job Category: Maintenance/Trades

Req ID 21346
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Performs inspections, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and annual rehabilitation of a variety of different amusement rides and attractions, depending on level of employee. 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.


Job responsibilities 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.
  • Trouble shoots a variety of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical 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.
  • Reads, understands, and applies information from manufacturer’s manuals for service, repair and or component replacement. Accurately reads blueprints (mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic). Completes proper documentation as required.
  • Interacts with and communicates with various groups and individuals, such as the immediate supervisor, other Park managers and staff, co-workers, guests, vendors, contractors, inspectors, etc.
  • Provides guest service according to Cedar Fair standards when serving the guest, 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 supervisor.
  • Meets scheduling availability requirements, including nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs.
  • Meets Cedar Fair’s attendance requirements as outlined in Cedar Fair’s attendance policies.
  • Adheres to Cedar Fair’s code of conduct including costuming and grooming standards as outlined in employees’ Guidelines and other park/division specific policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Ability to climb and work at heights up to 350 feet.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment including steel toed shoes, fall protection equipment.
  • Ability to work with tools, two-way radio, various office and shop equipment, welding equipment, hand and power tools, heavy rigging, machinery, and heavy equipment, which may include forklift, genie lift, boom truck, lathe, milling machine, steam cleaner, etc.
  • Themed amusement park experience a plus.
  • Ability to pass a mandatory or random drug test, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, 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.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays and overtime.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Solid knowledge of control processors, components, and communication networks used in real-time industrial applications. Proficient in developing and reading one-line diagrams, and technical documents. Proficient at maintaining specific rides and attractions. Good judgment, decision making and problem-solving skills. Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Related vocational training preferred.

License or Certification: Must meet location-specific requirements to work on specific rides and attractions. Must meet state or provincial certifications and/or licensing within 1 year if applicable in state. Valid driver’s license. Welding certification preferred.

Experience: Typically requires 2-4 years mechanical maintenance experience.

Equivalency: Directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the above requirements.

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