Ride Mechanic
Job Details
Denver Seasonal - Denver, CO
$18.00 - $20.00 Hourly

JOB SUMMARY: Maintain and repair rides and attractions at the park and make sure that they are operating safely.  


  • Maintain, erect, repair and trouble-shoot rides and attractions (in accordance with proven ability as evaluated by Ride Maintenance Manager and/or Supervisor) to ensure their safe and efficient operation. 
  • Must be able to troubleshoot clearly, calmly, and safely in the presence of guests and co-workers. 
  • Ensure the rides are clean and visually in compliance with manufacturer’s specifications, guests, and Elitch Gardens expectations. 
  • Ensure manufacturer specifications and state regulations are complied with and documented. 
  • Inspect rides and attractions and notify management of any hazards that may endanger the guests or staff members. 
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and professional work environment at all times. 
  • Operate within the policies and procedures of Elitch Gardens.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Paid sick leave
  • Free entry to the park while off-duty
  • Free tickets for friends and family
  • Additional discounted tickets and season passes for friends and family
  • Employee exclusive events
  • Employee recognition program


  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Solid working knowledge and experience in basic carpentry, mechanics, gear reduction, pneumatics, hydraulics, and electricity. 
  • Must be able to read, understand, and implement maintenance and inspection procedures. 
  • In this position you must possess oral and written English skills and must be able to communicate with guests and other employees effectively.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License.
  • Required to work in various weather conditions.
  • Available to work overtime.
  • Available to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays.
  • Attention to detail.
  • All job offers contingent on passing a criminal, drug, alcohol and social security background check.
  • Unless seeking and qualifying for an exemption, employees are required to indicate COVID -19 vaccination status, and if vaccinated (as defined by the CDC), provide proof of such vaccination.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand for long periods, walk, use hands, and reach with hands and arms. 
  • You will be working around heavy dust, water, and walk on uneven surfaces.  Due to dust, dirt, fumes and noise, some work requires respirators and safety clothing.
  • Occasionally required to sit, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. 
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with the assistance of a co-worker. 
  • Ability to work at heights up to 200’ above grade.
  • Ability to distinguish color.
  • Possess 20/20 corrected vision.  (Corrective lens, if required, must be worn while on duty).
  • Specific vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Possess normal or average corrected hearing.  (Defined as 25 decibels or better in the frequency range of 500HZ-4000HZ considered normal speech frequency range). (If a corrective device is needed to achieve this range, it must be worn while on duty)