Stepping into a theme park is all about being transported into a fantasy world. Guests want to be delighted, and they expect the attractions will transport them, allowing them to forget about the demands of their daily lives. Entertainment and theme park engineers are responsible for creating those fantasies and if you want to land a great job, it requires highly skilled expertise, to be sure, but it also requires imagination.
Show, Don’t Tell
Imaginative storytelling is all about showing rather than telling, and this skill is important during the interview process. First and foremost, bring a portfolio with you that showcases some of your most imaginative projects. When sharing them with the hiring manager, talk about the process you went through to design the concept and bring it to life. Where do your ideas come from? How do you solicit ideas from your team? Talking about your creative process gives the interviewer an idea of how you tackle complex projects.
Show Your Passion for Theme Park Engineering
It’s easy to be imaginative when you have passion for what you do. Many entertainment and theme park engineers get into the field because they enjoy parks, themselves. Talk about your motivation for pursuing theme park engineering as a career and the factors that keep you motivated each day.
Talk about Overcoming Challenges
Imagination isn’t just about bringing theme parks to life through rides and attractions. It’s also about the way you overcome challenges. Be prepared to talk about a project that hit a snag. Whether it was funding, timelines, space issues, safety concerns or some other obstacle, discuss your approach for creatively solving problems and overcoming challenges.
Ready to Find Theme Park Engineering Job Opportunities?
There are theme parks across the country of all sizes and stripes, but finding opportunities that align with your goals can be a challenge. Working with a professional recruiter allows you to connect to new opportunities you may never find on your own. The recruiters at PEAK Technical Staffing are experts in theme park engineering recruiting. We match bright talent with exciting opportunities every day.
Some of the positions we recruit for include:
- Art/Production Director
- Audio/Visual Engineer and Technician
- CAD Support
- Control Systems Engineer
- Design Services Director and Manager
- E/M Engineer
- EH & S Manager
- Electrical/Controls Drafter
- Electrical Designer, Engineer and Technician
- Graphics Engine Developer
- Industrial Designer
- Mechanical CAD Drafter (SolidWorks, AutoCAD)
- Mechanical Designer, Engineer and Technician
- Network Engineer
- Project Engineers – Principal
- Project Manager
- Quality Assurance Engineer and Tester
- Quality Control Engineer and Inspector
- Ride and Show Engineer
- Software/IT Engineer and Programmer
- Software Systems Engineer
- Special Effects Engineer
- Structural Designer/Drafter
- Structural Designer – Principal
- Systems Administrator
- Technical Writer