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Entertainments Production Technician - Chertsey, Surrey

Thorpe Park
Chertsey, Surrey
£13.60 per hour
Closing date
15 Feb 2024

Job Details

Entertainments Production Technician - Chertsey, Surrey 

Job Type: Full Time

Roles & Responsibilities

What will I do?

This role includes but is not limited to:

  • To install and troubleshoot faults or errors to the highest standard for all attractions.
  • To upkeep show systems and equipment to ensure the delivery of high-quality attractions, having a real focus on attention to detail.
  • To be involved in the delivery of any responses to briefs requested by the project or technical management team.
  • To supervise the daily start-up of all technical systems and safety checks to ensure high standards are maintained.
  • Ensuring all attractions and shows are meeting all health & safety standards by utilising daily checklists and regular inspections.
  • To work effectively as part of a team when building constructing or undertaking repairs within the attractions, but equally be able to work alone when required.
  • To take a pro-active maintenance approach to all areas of equipment and reacting quickly when in operation.
  • To offer specialist advice, knowledge and assistance with all aspects of maze construction, maintenance and operation in your field of lighting/sound/AV/scenic.
  • To work closely with our actors and hosts to ensure that shutdowns are rectified swiftly and safely.
  • To deliver safe working environments for both actors and guests, always pushing standards where possible.

Qualifications & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

  • Good knowledge of entertainment industry technical systems including lighting, audio, video, rigging, show control, scenic and set dressing and specific special effect equipment.
  • Working knowledge of BS7909 and BS7671 and entertainment industry electrical systems.
  • Working knowledge and experience in LOLER, PUWER, EAWR, HASAWA and other H&S legislation.
  • Ability to assist in the design and programming, carry out troubleshooting of highly specified safety legislation with the support of the technical management team.
  • Working knowledge of eternet/network based systems.
  • Experience and knowledge of one or more of the following systems – Qsys, Medialon, Alcorn McBride, Vista, Pharos, Hippotizer, 7th Sense, Digico/Yamaha/Allen and Heath Mixing Desks.
  • Strong character with stamina and resilience
  • Highly organised & motivated
  • Good time management & excellent attention to detail
  • Works well under pressure
  • Forward thinking, innovative


Join our team of THRILLMAKERS at the UK’s Favourite theme Park Thorpe Park and in return you will get: 

  • 20 FREE tickets to any Merlin attractions worldwide 
  • 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants 
  •  Opportunities to develop and have a longer term career in Merlin 
  • Free bus from Staines station to the Park for all employees  
  • 40% discount online off LEGO, and much more! 

At Merlin we welcome the world to our magical attractions and resorts every day and we want to reflect that same multicultural mix inside our business too. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can be themselves, have the same opportunities and thrive together. Because at Merlin, everyone matters!

Together, we work to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, no matter their age, race, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Although we understand that we'll always be learning and growing, we aim to be the most inclusive and flexible employer in our industry.


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