Ride Maintainance

Sunday, January 19, 2003 4:07 PM
What type of schooling does it take to be a Ride Maintance Person at a themepark???

*** This post was edited by RagingBull350 on 1/19/2003. ***

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Sunday, January 19, 2003 4:16 PM

Training involving mechanics and the related

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Sunday, January 19, 2003 5:09 PM

Yeah pretty much. One thing you can do (if youre willing to do it) is work at a park for a few seasons as a ride attendent/operator and work around various attractions to get some experience working on 'em. Get to know the mechanics, electricians, and other maintenance folks... this will probably happen anyway. You can then usually apply for a mechanic position with that experience. I know of a few at SFOG who did that, and have been mechanics for a pretty good while.

You can also get apprenticeships through local electrician's unions (electricians work with PLCs, power systems, lots of stuff). In Atlanta IBEW has such a program. When you come out you're a fully trained electrician. If you have formal training and experience in a park, you stand a good chance of being hired on.

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Sunday, January 19, 2003 5:30 PM
Thanks Alot!!!!! Im taking all of the Electronic and metal classes that i can for the next 2 years in HighSchool. So hopefully that will get me somewhere!!! Ill concider working as a ride op in my near by park its a drive but if it will help me do what i wanna do as a career its worth it!!!

*** This post was edited by RagingBull350 on 1/19/2003. ***

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Sunday, January 19, 2003 5:38 PM
I think it will take a little more than schooling to become a theme park...

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Am I really that shy?

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Sunday, January 19, 2003 5:41 PM
Sorry that was a supposed to be an "at" Im sorry im not perfect like you Shy one!!!
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Sunday, January 19, 2003 5:47 PM
I never said I was perfect...I just implied that I was.

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Am I really that shy?

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 9:39 PM

middle school education, missing teeth, grizzly laugh, ratty facial hair, a liking of pedophilia.

oh, and toothpicks.

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Friday, January 24, 2003 2:36 AM
I'm kind of skeptical about believing ALL parks require schooling. I'm sure there are many maintenance positions that train in on-the-job style.

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Friday, January 24, 2003 5:21 AM
Boomerang.... don't forget the toolbelt pulling the pants half down while bending over fixing anything. I know its not a plumber but its all goes hand in hand.

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Friday, January 24, 2003 7:10 AM

jkpark said:
I'm kind of skeptical about believing ALL parks require schooling. I'm sure there are many maintenance positions that train in on-the-job style.

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It depends on the job market... if there are more than enough workers (like right now), whatever traning/education you have will help. In an economy/market that's in a boom (such as the late 90s) where it's hard to fill blue collar jobs, they'll probably take you 'as-is' and train you. It really depends on the timeframe you're applying in.

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Friday, January 24, 2003 7:53 AM
I know of a guy who is a mechanical engineering major. He spent 2 years working as a ride op at CP, then was able to get on as a summer shift mechanic.
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Friday, January 24, 2003 7:55 AM

Whoa... I'd say if he's already got (operative phrase) his degree, he's unshooting his potential.

On the other hand, if he's still going to class, that's a pretty good way to get field experience.

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Friday, January 24, 2003 8:02 AM
BeastFreak, you *do* know that "butt-crack" is the new cleavage. Seriously! It must be true. I heard it on VH-1....

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