Controls Engineer

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Chance Rides
Wichita, KS, United States

Phone: 3167897722
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Controls Engineer


Wichita, KS 



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Job Description:

Chance Rides, LLC manufactures a diverse line of amusement ride products including trains, trams, carousels, thrill rides, observation wheels and roller coasters that are enjoyed all over the world. With over 60 years of legacy and talent, our dedicated leadership, management and skilled workforce serves customers, including stand-alone attraction venues across the globe and large and regional theme parks, family entertainment centers, zoos and aquariums.

Job Responsibilities: 

This position will help design, develop, implement, and support all new and existing products manufactured. 

  • Write PLC, HMI & VFD programs for amusement ride controls systems
  • Commission and troubleshoot control systems
  • Manage and schedule projects
  • Assist with electrical schematic and panel design
  • Occasional overnight travel for installation, commissioning, and customer support (company paid)

Minimum Job Requirements include (but not limited to): 

  • Associate of Science Degree in electronic engineering technology, automation engineering technology, mechatronics, or equivalent
  • 4+ years of programming knowledge (PLC, HMI, VFD, etc.)
  • Previous experience with Allen-Bradley and Siemens control system software
  • Ability to collaborate within a team environment and consistently meet established deadlines
  • Excellent written/oral communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills

Preferred Skills and Training Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in electrical engineering, automation engineering, robotics, or equivalent ABET certified program; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in the Amusement Ride industry
  • 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of Project Management and Scheduling for Engineering
  • System Safety Analysis and report generation
  • Familiarity with UL 508A (Qualified MTR), NFPA 70 NEC, and ASTM Safety standards
  • Experience designing electrical power, control systems, and entertainment lighting systems

General Benefits: 

  • Competitive salary range of $85-100k (commensurate with experience)
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision
  • Annual Performance Reviews
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Personal, Vacation and Holiday Pay
  • Relocation assistance available for qualified candidate

Other Duties:

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Chance Rides is an Equal Opportunity Employer