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Senior Illusion Maker

Company: Walt Disney Imagineering
Location: Sherman Oaks
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Manufacturing and Production Technicians use their hands and tools to fabricate and assemble complex prototypical mechanical and electrical systems that support the designs created by their Design and Integration colleagues. M&P Technicians are often called upon to support complex mock-ups in multiple sites and to participate in installations for new or renovated attractions. These are hands-on technical positions that demand advanced training in one or more mechanical or electrical trade. CORE FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participates in project objectives
  • Provides technical oversight to outside vendors contracted to produce animation
  • Guides the effort of developing conceptual technical designs for animation
  • Identifies issues and develops mitigation plans towards long term resolution (i.e.; practices, process, guidelines, standards)
  • Provides direct input into a review of company standards relative to the design and production of animation
  • Develops, introduces and oversees new ideas to enhance work processes and demonstrates the initiative/drive to carry through to implementation
  • Guides the initial and on-going project estimating and scheduling effor TECHNICAL SKILLS
    • Basic working knowledge of MS Office products (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
    • Basic Carpentry skills
    • Advanced understanding of mechanism design and assembly
    • Ability to read, interpret and coordinate fabrication and assembly models/drawings
    • Basic welding skills including lay-up, tack, and finish welds in TIG and MIG MECHANICAL SKILLS:
      • Basic understanding of mechanism design and assemblies
      • Demonstrated ability to design simple parts and mechanisms
      • Ability to read and interpret fabrication and assembly drawings
      • Basic computer skills and CNC programming in G-code
      • Computer skills and CNC programming in G-code
      • Proficiency in Solidworks, AutoCAD and Mastercam
      • Measurement to tight tolerance, cutting, machining, and grinding skills
      • Welding skills including fixturing, lay-up, tack, and finish welds in TIG and MIG ELECTRICAL SKILLS:
        • Experience with reading and interpret wiring diagrams, wiring lists and connector schedules
        • Produce wiring diagrams, wiring lists and connector schedules
        • Troubleshoot simple assemblies and systems
        • Basic repair skills using state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, equipment, and software
        • Experience with electronic and electrical design principles
        • Advanced set-up and repair skills using state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, equipment, and software
        • Understanding of UL Compliance related to product line SURFACE DEVELOPMENT SKILLS:
          • Knowledge of clean-up complex fiberglass or silicone tools and parts
          • Knowledge of fabricate high temp epoxy molds
          • Knowledge of simple fiberglass lay-up, silicone molds and silicone parts Basic Qualifications
            • Minimum 5 years of relevant industry experience
            • Demonstrated experience in a collaborative work environment
            • Understanding of mechanism design and assembly
            • Coordinate fabrication and assembly models/drawings
            • Comparison of alternatives and determination of the proper course of action
            • choices and decisions without guidance from the lead or executive management
            • Basic welding skills including lay-up, tack, and finish welds in TIG and MI
            • Read and interpret fabrication and assembly drawings
            • Experience with physical mechanics, CNC programming in G code
            • SolidWorks knowledge and experience Preferred Qualification
              • Minimum 5 years of relevant industry experience
              • Demonstrated experience in a collaborative work environment
              • Minimum 3 years' experience in mechanical fabrication and assembly with military ror industrial experience in electrical/electronic production Education
                • Associates of Arts degree preferred or equivalent work experience (5 years' experience working directly with Animation design and fabrication College degree preferred, High school diploma or equivalent require Our Benefits: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at https://jobs.disneycareers.com/benefits #DPEP_MEDIA

Keywords: Walt Disney Imagineering, Los Angeles , Senior Illusion Maker, Other , Sherman Oaks, California

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