Fairground engineer

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team.

The closing date has now passed for this job. Please check our current vacancies page for more positions.

Primarily based in the fairground, the successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of classically restored vintage rides including the Golden Gallopers and the Dodgems, as well as outside amusement rides including the Pembrokeshire Wheel and Go-Karts.  The successful candidate will need to be hands-on, practical, articulate and well conversed in all aspects of engineering with a sound knowledge of health and safety matters.

Principal responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting daily ride testing, inspections and services in compliance with time-frames, strict company procedures and health and safety regulations to ensure a safe environment.
  • Executing mechanical repairs, ascertaining the nature and location of defects, working closely with the management team to ensure speedy resolution.
  • Maintaining all service and repair records, as well as health and safety administration in accordance with current legislation.
  • General maintenance duties across park as required, including vehicle maintenance, PAT testing and basic plumbing as well as supporting park operations with the upkeep and presentation of the park.

Candidates must have an approved mechanical fitting apprenticeship, NVQ 3 or equivalent qualification in mechanical engineering.  IOSH and/or NEBOSH qualification also advantageous.   The candidate must also hold a full, clean driving licence.

Due to the nature of the business applicants must be flexible in their working hours and willing to work weekends and Bank Holidays.  A positive attitude, the ability to thrive under pressure and a strong team spirit is also desirable.

Application form must be accompanied by curriculum vitae and full checkable work history.

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