Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Narberth


Oakwood Theme Park Seeks a Maintenance Technician (Ride Engineer)

Oakwood Theme Park, located in 80 acres of idyllic setting of Pembrokeshire, West Wales, has an exciting opportunity for an individual to join its team as a Maintenance Technician (Ride Engineer).

About the Role

As a Maintenance Technician at Oakwood Theme Park you will need a flexible approach to carrying out mechanical and electrical inspection duties as required at this fast paced attraction. You will play a key role in maintaining the guest rides ranging from white knuckle rides to children’s smaller rides to the highest standards, ensuring all safety guidelines and procedures are always adhered to. Preventative and on-going maintenance must be done on a daily basis within the attraction and your problem solving and technical expertise will be required to address ride breakdowns and technical issues.

During off peak and winter periods assist in the annual inspection of all rides and attractions ensuring compliance with Amusement Device Inspection Procedure Scheme (ADIPS).

About You

You will need to have completed a recognised apprenticeship and/or hold recognised qualification(s) in a relevant engineering discipline. For example: City & Guilds/NVQ Level 3/BTEC/ONC/HNC.

You must be confident to work at heights when required. Full training will be given.

Previous experience of Rides Maintenance within the industry would be beneficial.

Experience in fault finding, diagnostics and working on hydraulic and pneumatic systems is essential.

You will be methodical, thorough in your approach to tasks and will have an eye for detail which will ensure that you are always complying with the numerous regulations that govern some aspects of this role. Health and safety will be your utmost priority in all the tasks that you carry out.

This is a full time post which involves a working week of 40 hours based on a departmental shift pattern and this also includes working early mornings, weekends and Bank Holidays. A full driving license is essential.

About the benefits

Alongside competitive salary, we are offering a benefits package that includes a pension plan, holiday package increasing on an annual basis, two week Christmas close down period, Monday to Friday working out of season and an Annual Pass into Aspro Parks attractions worldwide.

Your Application

If you have the attributes, experience and enthusiasm we are looking for please apply with covering letter along with your CV and salary expectations to Janeen Yates, Group HR Manager, c/o Deep Sea Leisure Plc, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9LF.

Your covering letter WILL be used as a sifting mechanism so make sure it stands out from the crowd!

Oakwood Theme Park is committed to Equal Opportunities:

About the Company

We are part of the ever expanding Aspro Parks Group operating over 60 attractions across Europe. Here in the UK we have 9 sites ranging from aquariums, theme park and caves.

Closing date: Sunday, 26th May 2019

We do recognize the time and effort it takes to apply for a position, but as an employer of choice we receive a high volume of applications and in the interests of economy, Aspro UK does not notify candidates who have been unsuccessful in their application; consequently if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Work Location: Oakwood Theme Park, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8DE

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

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