Maintenance Manager

SeaWorld San Diego

Responsible for directing and coordinating all the activities of General Services including automotive, carpentry, electrical, energy systems, maintenance, rides maintenance and metal shops. Acts as a liaison with other departments to plan and implement short- and long-term department maintenance plans to ensure facilities operate at peak performance. Responsible for anticipating and understanding the impact of new regulatory requirements and ensuring adherence. Works with other parks to identify and implement best practices. Enthusiastically represents SeaWorld by displaying a positive attitude, high level of energy and commitment to quality throughout all aspects of the job.

What it takes to succeed:

  • Formulates and oversees the execution of plans related to plant engineering and maintenance projects and standard operational working practices.
  • Partners with Senior Leadership to develop and achieve key performance metrics.
  • Secures resources and develops practices to ensure performance standards across shops and between other departments and contractors are successful.
  • Coordinates with manufacturers, regulatory agencies and other departments and stakeholders.
  • Ensures ride compliance.
  • Develops and implements strategic safety plans and goals addressing root causes, trends and forecasts to increase safety of Plant Engineering department and ensure safety of park guests.
  • Communicates effectively; plans and leads department meetings
  • Ensures adequate staffing; hires and terminates as needed; partners with Human Resources to develop appropriate organizational structure.
  • Listens and responds to employee concerns; positively resolves workplace issues.
  • Ensures wage and hour, performance management, and scheduling standards are met.
  • Ensures safe work environment and safe work practices are followed; ensures employees receive all required safety training, equipment and supplies.
  • Plans and secures annual labor and expense budget; conducts long-range forecasting and prepares long-term plans to meet the future business needs of the Plant Engineering department.
  • Responsible for permitting. Government agency point of contact.

What it takes to succeed:

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 7 years progressive experience in Facility Maintenance, or related field.
  • At least 5 years supervising or managing a work group to include assigning and evaluating work, performance feedback, training and development, and financial responsibility of an area or division.
  • Have a valid California driver’s license
  • Have strong leadership skills and able to resolve issues.
  • Able to successfully lead a positive team environment.
  • Able le to demonstrate business acumen and decision-making.
  • Able to effectively motivate a diverse work force to task completion.
  • Able to present to large groups of people.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Outlook, Excel, Word).
  • Proficiency in job related systems such as Parkware, SAP and TMM preferred.
  • Able to assemble and evaluate bid packages for maintenance work.
  • Able to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints from employees, customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the community.
  • Able to prepare scope of works, and to read schematic designs and construction documents.
  • Able to travel as needed.
  • Have strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Able to positively interact with guests and co-workers of all ages, different ethnic/cultural backgrounds and/or language, and individuals with special needs.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills to include team building, influence, inspiration and negotiation.
  • Have proficient knowledge of the English language with excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Mathematical skills such as financial calculations, algebra, conversions, and estimating.
  • Able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Able to work around moving mechanical parts and in confined spaces.
  • Able to work outside in all weather conditions such as wet, humid and direct sunlight.
  • Able to frequently stand, walk, sit and see.
  • Able to use hands to feel, reach, push or pull with hands and arms.
  • Able to work varying shifts/hours based on business need, to include early morning, late evening, weekends, and holidays.

The Perks of the Position:

As part of the SeaWorld family, you’ll enjoy a fun, fast-paced environment and great teammates, as well as:

  • Paid Floating Holidays
  • Accrual based Paid Time Off
  • SEA Employee Complimentary Park Tickets and Passes
  • SEA Park Discounts on Food and Merchandise
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K plan
  • Voluntary Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Benefits
  • Dependent and Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Assistance Plan

Join the team:

If you’re looking for the opportunity to make the most of your abilities in a one-of-a-kind setting with an entertainment industry leader, we’re looking for you!

More Information

SeaWorld San Diego

San Diego, CA


Full Time Salaried

Commensurate with experience