Careers

Why Work at Skyline?

Skyline Attractions is an amusement ride manufacturer and design firm located in Orlando, Florida, USA. Skyline was founded in 2014, but its roots stretch back decades and through several earlier companies. This storied past allows for an exciting present and future, with Skyline providing its design and engineering services across the amusement industry. As a member of the Skyline Team, you have the opportunity to put your touch on a diverse collection of attractions that range from children’s rides to record-breaking wooden roller coasters that are enjoyed by millions of theme park goers annually.

Working at Skyline is a challenging but rewarding opportunity. The Skyline Team is continually pushing boundaries as the company’s portfolio grows, requiring a high level of dedication and enthusiasm for the theme park industry. With Skyline’s small size, members of the team are often given the opportunity to wear multiple hats and build new skillsets. In return for the hard work, members of the Skyline Team enjoy a comprehensive benefits package. This includes:

  • Competitive Pay
  • SIMPLE IRA Plan with Company Match
  • Health Insurance Contribution
  • Vacation, Paid Time Off, and Holiday Pay
  • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Advancement Opportunities
 
Skyline Attractions is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Open Opportunities

Director of Engineering

Job Description:

Skyline Attractions, LLC is seeking a dynamic and innovative Director of Engineering to lead our efforts in the development of safe, reliable cutting-edge amusement rides. This is a leadership role which will report directly to the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 15 years of experience in an engineering role, though exceptional candidates with 10 years of experience will be considered. If you’re ready to trade in the mundane for the exhilarating and lead a team of passionate engineers in creating experiences that defy expectations, then this is the role for you!

Responsibilities:

  • Lead all engineering aspects of our amusement ride developments from concept to completion, ensuring a safe and reliable product is delivered to our customers on time and on budget.
  • Work with the Board to develop budgets and schedules for executing design projects, as well as provide strategic input to help the board decide on budgets, strategies, and performance targets for potential new projects quarterly.
  • Develop and implement engineering strategies and processes to drive safety, innovation, and efficiency.
  • Conduct technical reviews and provide recommendations for design improvements with our engineering team and with our clients or our clients’ designated third party reviewers.
  • Develop a comprehensive process for new product development, and direct the team through all phases from creation to completion.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  • Manage and mentor a team of structural, mechanical, and design engineers to ensure successful project execution.
  • Collaborate with our vendors and subcontractors to streamline production methods, and ensure their compliance with all record-keeping requirements.
  • Collaborate with existing and new customers to achieve on-time performance targets and resolve any complaints or challenges.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance product quality and reliability.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field; advanced degree preferred. Amusement industry experience is helpful, but not necessary.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in an engineering role, or 10 years for exceptional candidates.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate a team, while holding them accountable for their work.
  • Proven track record of leading engineering projects from concept to completion.
  • Extensive knowledge of engineering principles, practices, and methodologies. A working knowledge of structures, weldments, mechanical assemblies, and control systems is a plus.
  • Experience in conducting FMEA analyses and writing FAT / SAT documents.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with attention to detail.
  • Effective communication skills with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, change tasks on short notice and travel to job sites when needed during SAT, commissioning or warranty situations.

Location:

Flexible. We have locations in Orlando and Cincinnati, but the position can be remote. We anticipate travel to our facilities or to job / installation sites as needed and will be required periodically.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Up to 23 days of PTO initially (depending on experience), with increases based on tenure, in addition to holidays
  • SIMPLE IRA Retirement savings plan with company matching.
  • Results-based performance bonuses negotiable.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career growth, including potential equity and ownership in the company after completion of growth targets.
  • Health insurance premium stipend.
  • Reimbursement for company cell phone use.
  • Flexible work arrangements and a collaborative work environment with primarily remote work or office work as desired.

How to Apply:

If you’re ready to trade the tarmac for the thrill of designing roller coasters and unleash your engineering prowess on the amusement park world, then we want to hear from you! Send us your resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you’re ready to join us on this wild ride at jobs@skylineattractions.com.

Skyline Attractions, LLC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome engineers from all backgrounds to join us in creating experiences that bring joy and excitement to thrill-seekers around the world.