Intern Mechanical Engineering
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The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences. Bring your individual talents here and discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

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Walt Disney Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. Its talented corps of Imagineers is responsible for the creation - from concept initiation through installation - of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects. Imagineering is headquartered in Glendale, California, with affiliated offices and facilities in North Hollywood, California and Celebration, Florida; as well as satellite branches at every Disney Theme Park location around the world.

Perform Mechanical Engineering related to Audio Animatronics figures and shows. Assist with rebuilding, redesigning, documenting, surveying, and upgrading. Function within a team performing various engineering tasks: concepts, mock ups, design, ergonomics, layout, stress analysis, and supervise detail design.

  • Assist in preparation of mechanical engineering manpower and schedule planning in support of estimating activities.
  • Assist in developing engineering scope and technical specifications of less complex projects.
  • Assist in developing specifications and test plans.
  • Assist in preparation and release of detailed top level, layout and design drawings of mechanical subsystems.
  • Identify design conflicts and assist in revising show mechanical element requirements as required.
  • Prepare and/or review show mechanical element performance, finite element, structural, dynamic, and kinematic analyses and calculations.
  • Direct designers and draftsmen in the preparation of detailed structure and mechanical equipment drawings.
  • Check detailed structure, mechanical equipment drawings, and interface drawings.
  • Assist in finalizing detailed interface requirements between show mechanical, controls, audio, and facility elements.
  • Provide mechanical element contractor support and verification of first article assembly and bench testing as required.
  • Review Contractor manufacturing documentation against contract technical requirements.
  • Verify mechanical equipment installation against drawings and requirements.
  • Assist in preparation and review of Test and Adjust plans and procedures.
  • Verify mechanical element performance against requirements.
  • Review final show mechanical element contractor documentation and prepare/review as-built drawings.
  • Review final mechanical element Test and Adjust and acceptance testing documentation against deliverables.
  • Support show mechanical element operator and maintenance training as well as controls Test and Adjust.
Basic Qualifications
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD (Solid Works preferred)
  • Proficiency with MS Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Project)
  • Knowledge and familiarity with relevant Industry Standards
  • Basic knowledge of Electrical Engineering
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License
Preferred Qualifications
  • Basic machining experience and knowledge of hand tools
  • Must be able to work without supervision but able to integrate inputs from many individuals and work as a team member.
  • Must have a high tolerance for change and changing requirements.
  • Able to communicate (verbally and in writing) clearly and concisely keeping many individuals informed.
Required Education
  • Current Junior, Senior, Graduate Student or recent graduate in Mechanical Engineering
Additional Information

Internship Eligibility:
Must be enrolled in a college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR have graduated within the past 12 months

Must possess unrestricted work authorization

Must provide full work availability

Must provide own transportation to/from work

Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)

Program Length:
The approximate dates of this internship are January 2013 through June 2013. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

Attention International Students:
If you are currently studying in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 Visa and do not have a Social Security number, please contact our office at 407-828-1736 PRIOR to applying.

Recommendation – Print This Role Description:
Strong candidates may be invited to complete a phone interview. We strongly encourage applicants to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for a phone interview.

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