Entertainment Tech 1- FX


$21.93 / hour

America’s First Theme Park is looking for you! Come join the team that brings some of the most exciting theme park events to life! From Boysenberry Festival to Peanuts Celebration, Merry Farm to Scary Farm, Knott’s is looking for talented individuals with knowledgeable, hands-on techniques, and comprehensive skills in special effects, animatronics, and simple I/O programming to join our Production Special Effects Team.

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding job? Interested in meeting people from all over and gaining skills that will last a lifetime? Then Knott’s Berry Farm is the place for you!

Working at Knott’s Berry Farm, you will have access to these amazing perks:

  • Complimentary admission to Knott’s Berry Farm and all Cedar Fair parks
  • Earn complimentary tickets for your friends and family
  • Discounts at stores
  • Discounts on food
  • Special events for associates only
  • Building lifelong friendships
  • Resume building skills
  • Flexible schedule
  • Employee recognition programs

How You’ll Make A Difference:

  • Fabricate, install, maintain and repair pneumatic and electrical animatronic systems and special effects for events and park shows.
  • Read, understand and implement plans and blueprints.
  • Strike and properly store all show elements.
  • Accurately cut/machine/weld/fabricate metal and other building materials.
  • Layout and construct electrical, electronic, and pneumatic control systems.
  • Operate electric carts, forklifts, mast lifts, scissor lifts and articulating boom lifts.
  • Provides guest service according to Cedar Fair standards when serving the guest or working with subordinates, including initiating guest interactions, answering questions and giving directions.

We’re Looking For:


Vocational School Welding or mechanical/metal fabrication


1 – 2 Years Related Experience Welding or mechanical/metalfabrication

Minimum Age

At Least 18 Years of Age

  • Ability to fabricate and assemble mechanical parts/structures according to drawings, sketches, and plans.
  • Knowledge of pneumatic actuators, electric motors, and animatronics.
  • Proficiency with MIG/TIG welding. Desired but not required
  • Required proficiency with hand and power tools.
  • Familiarity with I/O control devices and PLC control systems.
  • Practical use of solenoids, contactors, switches, and relays.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs.
  • Ability to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test, per Company policy, unless prohibited by state or provincial law.
  • Ability to pass a background check, if 18 years of age or older, which may include, but is not limited to, credit, criminal, DMV, previous employment, education and personal references, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state, or provincial law.
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