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Mechanical Technician

Kansas City, Missouri

Job Category: Maintenance/Trades

Req ID18653
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UP TO $30/HR*

Worlds of Fun is seeking Mechanical Technicians to join our team of professionals. As a Mechanical Technician, you will be responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient upkeep of our amusement park rides, inlcuding roller coasters and flat family rides. The ideal candidate will have experience in mechanical maintenance and repair, as well as a strong attention to detail and a commitment to safety.

*based on experience and skill level at time of offer. 

  • Responds to the requests of the Mechanical Lead, Foreman or General Foreman and the Manager of Ride Maintenance as assigned.
  • Properly lubricates all park rides.
  • From blueprints, drawings, models or verbal instructions, performs general mechanical work using a variety of hand and power tools and standard measuring instruments. Makes standard shop computations relating to dimension of work. Selects materials necessary for the work.
  • Through walking and climbing along all areas of the park's rides, inspects all mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic aspects through visual and auditory observations to ensure safe and proper operation. Also inspects the structures of all steel coasters. 
  • Communicates concerns to supervisor and/or, using own judgment, makes necessary repairs. Logs and documents all safety checks 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 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 Rules of Conduct including specific costuming and grooming standards as outlined in Employee
  • Guidelines and other park/division specific policies and procedures.
  • Varied shifts.   
  • Possible exposure to fiberglass dust, welding materials, oxygen, acetylene, propane, cleaning solvents, and paint fumes.
  • Possible exposure to gasoline and other petroleum products.
  • Walking and standing on concrete and asphalt for extended periods of time.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate not only with senior management but also with seasonal employeesin resolving problems. Communicates with individuals both inside and outside the company.
  • Ability to become familiar with and use fall protection equipment.
  • Ability to lift and carry 100 pounds in the repair or installation of equipment.
  • Ability to read materials (including blueprints and drawings) to interpret and analyze content.
  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 75% of work activities.
  • Requires ability to operate:
    • Standard mechanical and hydraulic maintenance equipment and hand tools
    • Vehicles
    • Ladders
    • Measuring equipment
    • Park rides
    • Telephones
    • Hand‑held two‑way radios
    • Manlift/forklift
    • 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.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs.
  • Driver's License
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