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Fiberglass Layup Technician ($20/hr. starting wage)

Chance Rides Manufacturing
Wichita, KS
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Life is a roller coaster, so why not build one? Did you know for over 60 years, Wichita has been home to Chance Rides Manufacturing, one of the world’s TOP manufacturers of roller coasters, carousels, observation wheels, trains and other amusement rides? Wouldn't it be AMAZING to say you helped build one of the most exciting roller coasters in the world!

As we continue to grow, we are currently hiring for the position of Fiberglass Layup Technician, with competitive pay, hiring bonus, 401k and full benefits!

Job Duties (include but not limited to):

Individual will layup, chop, roll, form and/or assemble fiberglass using various hand tools (saws, drills, and routers) and chopper gun. Primarily, this person will be trained to prepare fiberglass molds and bond together parts to assemble carousel figures, seats and other parts for rides. May also assist with the forming and trimming of plastics and other areas within the department as needed.

Job Requirements:

Candidate should have previous production/shop floor experience in a manufacturing environment using various hand tools (i.e. air tools, saws, drills, routers). Ability to follow verbal instructions, work efficiently and within production deadlines (both independently and on a team), pass a respirator physical and fit test, lift and carry at least 30 lbs. and be able to pass a background and drug screen. This person must know they don't display an allergic reaction to fiberglass material and/or resin and must have an interest and desire to learn our fiberglass processes. Must be able to work 1st shift, wear proper PPE, work in a warm environment and work overtime as needed.

Preferred Skills:

Ideal candidate will have at least 6 months of work experience in fiberglass layup. Proficient use of hand tools and experience operating a chopper and gel coat gun. Ability to read and interpret blueprints/drawings and other manufacturing skills a plus (i.e. paint, vacuum form, etc.).

Chance Rides Offers:

  • Competitive hourly wage starting at $20 and up (based on relevant work experience)
  • Eligible for $500 sign-on bonus after completing 90 days of employment
  • Performance Review at 90 days and then annually on anniversary date
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision
  • COBRA continuation coverage reimbursement
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Perfect Attendance Awards Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program ($500)
  • Personal, Vacation and Holiday Pay

Chance Rides is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Company Description
Chance Rides has been manufacturing a diverse product offering of trains, amusement park rides, trams and roller coasters for over 60 years, with continued family ownership. Our nearly 20 acre site with 310,000 sq. ft under roof is located in the heart of America, in Wichita, KS. Chance Rides employs a dedicated veteran team of skilled workers. Our products serve customers that include large theme parks (Six Flags, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, etc.), small to medium sized amusement parks, FECs, zoos and aquariums, and stand-alone attraction venues. We have manufactured, delivered and installed over 5,000 amusement rides, coasters and people movers, that have exceeded our customers’ requirements and expectations.

Chance Rides Manufacturing


Wichita, KS