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Actalent Controls Engineer in Orlando, Florida


The Control Systems Engineer, Ride Systems, is responsible for designing, programming, testing, and commissioning control systems for ride control systems, show control systems, animation control systems, and special effects control systems used in complex integrated theme park attractions. The role includes coordination with the Simtec Engineering team as well as working closely with Simtec’s clients and other client vendors. Essential Job Functions • Design, program, and integrate large scale control systems designed to meet the specific needs of theme park attractions and similar entertainment venues. • Develop design drawings using EPLAN software. • Perform engineering calculations for control system designs. • Develop design documentation that thoroughly describes all aspects of the intended designs. • Work with Simtec’s purchasing staff to ensure that the correct parts are ordered and received on schedule. • Work with Simtec’s fabrication staff to provide direction when needed during the fabrication process. • Develop the software for the control systems following Simtec’s software development processes and procedures. • Prepare the control system equipment for the factory acceptance testing which is performed at offices prior to delivery to site. • Work on site to commission the control systems, perform the Site Acceptance Testing, and assist with opening the attraction. Key Competencies • PLC programming and commissioning experience is required. • In-depth experience working with Siemens and Beckhoff industrial control systems. • Experience specifying and configuring motor drives, sensors, and typical industrial control system equipment. • Experience with configuring and commissioning hydraulic power systems. • Strong written documentation and verbal communication skills. • Strong Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat skills. • Familiarity with computer networking and system administration. • Ability to show good judgment with proven attention to details and follow up.


Controls, design, Ride Systems, Plc programming, Allen-bradley, Hmi, Siemens plc, Siemens, Controls engineering, Rockwell, Controls systems, TÜV, UL 508A, Beckhoff, variable frequency drives, Universal Creative, Walt disney imagineering, Theme Park

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Additional Skills & Qualifications:

• Experience designing equipment to meet UL 508A standards. • Experience designing to meet TÜV Functional Safety standards. • TÜV Functional Safety Certification. • UL 508A Certification. • In-depth experience with Siemens PLCs. • In-depth experience with Beckhoff Industrial PCs. • In-depth experience configuring variable frequency drives. • In-depth experience configuring and tuning electrical and hydraulic servo controls. • Experience with Allen-Bradley PLCs

Experience Level:

Intermediate Level

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

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At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

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  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

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