Mardi Gras Parade Float Driver Opportunities

Job ID:535825
Entertainment
Orlando, FL

Tech III, Float Driver

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for driving, towing, guiding and supporting Parade Floats.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Safely drive float units weighing more than 26,001 lbs.  Safely maneuver obstacles both back stage and onstage.  Adhere to predetermined driving locations, paths and speeds while maintaining communication and direction.
  • As needed, assist with towing other float units, driving back stage and onstage, loading and unloading of characters and guests.  Assist with props and technical systems readiness.
  • Operate technical equipment, such as on board show control, communications, audio, lighting, video and special effects.
  • Provide logging of technical performance/show quality, detailed examples for maintenance personnel.  Performing small projects and modifications to systems as directed by UO Management
  • Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Safely drive float units weighing more than 26,001lbs.  Safely maneuver obstacles both backstage and onstage.

EDUCATION: High school degree or GED Required

EXPERIENCE: Proven ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Preferred 2-4 years previous customer/guest interaction experience. Preferred experience driving large vehicles, steering other than a standard circular steering wheel. Preferred experience using audio, lighting and special effects equipment.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Driver’s License is required.

Tech IV, Float Driver

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for driving, towing, guiding and supporting Parade Floats.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Safely drive float units weighing up to 26,000lbs. Safely maneuver obstacles both back stage and onstage. Adhere to predetermined driving locations, paths and speeds while maintaining communication and direction.
  • As needed, assist with towing other float units, driving back stage and onstage, loading and unloading of characters and guests. Assist with props and technical systems readiness.
  • Provide logging of technical performance/show quality, detailed examples for maintenance personnel.  Performing small projects and modifications to systems as directed by UO Management.
  • Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Safely drive float units weighing up to 26,000lbs. Safely maneuver obstacles both backstage and onstage.

EDUCATION: High school degree or GED Required

EXPERIENCE: Proven ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Preferred 2-4 years previous customer/guest interaction experience. Preferred experience driving large vehicles. Preferred experience using audio, lighting and special effects equipment.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Florida Driver’s License is required.

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

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