Control Systems Specialist – ($55 – 75k)

Chance Rides is currently seeking a Control Systems Specialist to join the team.

Chance Rides 36ft Double Decker Carousel

For over 60 years, Chance Rides Manufacturing, Inc. has been a family-owned Wichita, KS based manufacturer of world class and state of the art amusement rides and people movers for amusement parks, zoos, malls, aquariums, and municipalities worldwide. With a steady growth in business, we are currently hiring for the following position: Control Systems Specialist


General Purpose:

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
  • 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
  • Team player with proven skills in meeting deadlines
  • Excellent written/oral communication 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

Chance Rides Offers:

  • Competitive salary (commensurate with experience)
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Annual Performance reviews
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Personal, Vacation and Holiday Pay
  • Relocation available for qualified candidate

Chance Rides is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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