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PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

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POSITIONS AVAILABLE

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Application Administrator

Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in an Information Technology related field.
  • 2+ years of application support experience.
  • Point of sale experience is desired and is a plus.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting in the development and accuracy of all point of sale and ticketing products for Knott's Berry Farm, Soak City, and the Knott's Berry Farm Hotel.  This includes all Micros, Gate Central, Advance Ticketing and web sales via Accesso.
  • Creation of calendars, validity templates, and product profiles to ensure products scan properly.  As well as creating copies for all Hard Tickets, eTickets, confirmation letters, receipt tickets and formatting and editing contracts.
  • MLINK setup and management of interface systems between Gate Central and Micros.
  • Will be called on to trouble shoot customer facing problems and make decisions on pricing and validity of tickets when time sensitive guest and customer issues arise.
  • Implementation and communication of all ticketing price changes to guest relations and other park departments.
  • Supports product development needs for Marketing and Sales, Hotel, Foods, and Merchandise.
  • Training staff on gate central, ATS, Web Manager, and Accesso Systems.  Training includes report creation and training on proper input needed for product development.


TO APPLY:
If you're ready to become part of the winning team that makes Knott's Berry Farm, the "Friendliest Place in the West", then please apply by emailing your resume to employment@knotts.com. Please put “Resume for Application Administrator” in the subject line.

MORE INFO:
Knott's is an equal opportunity employer. We support a drug free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

Cake Decorator - Age 18+

This position is responsible for decorating a variety of cakes for all occasions. In addition, this position is responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the decorating area, tools and equipment.

Requirements
Must have at least one year of related experience in decorating all occasion cakes. Must be able to use an airbrush and combine colors. Must be able to obtain a food handler card.

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Knott's is an equal opportunity employer. We support a drug free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

Director, Ride and Electrical Maintenance

JOB FUNCTIONS SUMMARY:
Directs the repair, maintenance and inspection of all amusement rides and related equipment at Knott's Berry Farm. Ensures the safety of all amusement rides and equipment. Ensures compliance with all applicable Federal, State, Local and Company codes, standards, and procedures. Maximizes ride availability during peak attendance periods. Directs maintenance and repair of facility electrical and general lighting equipment. Directs maintenance and repair of company-owned vehicles and heavy equipment. Develops, implements, and administers departmental budgets and spending to achieve assigned tasks and maximize value. Directs the Hiring, training, and development of subordinate staff.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Documented history of training and development of subordinate staff.
  • At least 5 years' experience with ordering and procurement in a Maintenance role.
  • Solid understanding of basic budgeting and accounting practices and at least 5 years' direct experience tracking and administering maintenance budgets.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of basic Mechanical and Electrical principles and common industry practices.
  • Documented history of successfully managing a medium-sized to large staff composed of multiple trades and a diverse workforce.
  • 6 to 10 years' experience of successful Maintenance Management in an Amusement Park or Industrial setting.
  • Ability to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test, per Company policy, unless prohibited by state or provincial law.
  • Ability to pass a background check, if 18 years of age or older, which may include, but is not limited to, credit, criminal, DMV, previous employment, education and personal references, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state, or provincial law.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs.
  • Driver's License


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure Guest and Employee safety at all times.
  • Develop and coach staff to improve performance and efficiency at all levels within assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure that all employees are treated fairly and with dignity and respect at all times.
  • Develop, implement, and enforce inspection procedures for all equipment maintained within assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Propose, develop, and administer departmental budgets for the Ride Maintenance, Electrical Maintenance, Garage, Machine Shop, Stockroom, and Electronics Repair Departments within the Maintenance Division.
  • Ensure all Federal, State, Local, and Company Laws, Codes, Standards, Procedures, and best practices are followed at all times.
  • Direct the safe and efficient repair and refurbishment of amusement rides and devices.
  • Adheres to and enforces all Cedar Fair and specific Park policies and procedures, including safety, attendance and EEO policies, and demonstrates commitment to customer service in all aspects of employment.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

TO APPLY:
If you're ready to become part of the winning team that makes Knott's Berry Farm, the "Friendliest Place in the West", then please apply by emailing your resume to employment@knotts.com. Please put “Resume for Director, Ride and Electrical Maintenance ” in the subject line.

MORE INFO:
Knott's is an equal opportunity employer. We support a drug free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

Emergency Medical Technician - Age 18+

Knott’s Berry Farm currently has immediate openings for certified Emergency Medical Technicians. Our ideal candidate will possess at least 2 years EMT experience in a recognized organization.

Requirements:
Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, first aid, basic life support, transport, communication and triage is required. Must be skilled in the use and maintenance of various types of emergency medical equipment.

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MORE INFO:
Knott's is an equal opportunity employer. We support a drug free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

Farm Electrical - Lighting Technician - Age 18+

The responsibility of the Farm Electrical – Lighting Technician is to quickly be able to evaluate and diagnose the problems with different styles of lamps, ballasts, and voltage for use in area lighting and show lighting. To always ensure employee and guest safety while always working in a safe manner. Be able to properly document work completed and to fill out the necessary paperwork that would be needed to purchase supplies for all upcoming work to be performed. Will also respond to unscheduled emergency work orders, prioritize levels of severity, while maintaining high quality and safety standards.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Electrical field work with various types of lighting fixtures and different styles of lamps and ballasts
  • Must be able to work on own with little guidance and supervision, i.e. self-motivated
  • Must be able to work with different style hand tools.

Physical Requirements:

  • Working on different types and styles of Man lifts and portable lifts
  • Climbing, lifting, kneeling, walking long distances, crawling, pulling, and pushing
  • Working for extended periods with arms above shoulders
  • Working at heights up to 300 feet


TO APPLY:
If you're ready to become part of the winning team that makes Knott's Berry Farm, the "Friendliest Place in the West", you may apply by emailing your resume to employment@knotts.com. Please put “Resume for Farm Electrical – Lighting Technician" in the subject line.

MORE INFO:
Knott's is an equal opportunity employer. We support a drug free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

Help Desk Technician II - Age 18+

The responsibility of the Help Desk Technician II is to provide end user support and software, hardware, and network assistance. The position relies on experience and judgement as well as pre-established procedure and instructions to identify, research, and resolve technical problems presented through Level I, II, and III (when possible) Help Desk tickets. Additionally you would be responsible to document, track, and monitor the problems to ensure a timely resolution. The position involves projects and or assignments requiring considerable decision-making regarding procedures, plans, and schedules. Although there are sometimes problem-solving guidelines for particular problems, there are not always existing procedures or instructions for those problems. The incumbent is on their own in solving problems and determining satisfactory solutions. 

Other responsibilities and major duties include:

  • Trouble shooting and resolving Help Desk tickets related to technical difficulties with hardware, software and the network.
  • Triage level II and level III tickets.
  • Resolve network switch and connectivity issues.
  • Collaborate with development staff to recreate problems in the test environment.
  • Verify issue resolution on the customer’s behalf and then follow up to ensure the issue has been resolved, after which you would update the ticket in the system.
  • Interface with infrastructure, database, and development personnel.
  • Communicate plan, progress and issues in a timely manner.
  • Actively contribute to ongoing process improvement and documentation of systems and processes.
  • Complete multiple simultaneous projects in a timely manner.
  • Perform other duties or special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree (Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university is preferred).
  • Must have at least 3 years’ experience in customer support / help desk assistance.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Operating systems and applications.
  • Must have A+, Network+, MCP or equivalent certifications or experience.
  • Must have a good command of the English language in order to provide effective phone, desk-side, and email support.
  • Must be able to gauge the customer’s technical ability and communicate with them in an appropriate technical or non-technical language in a non-condescending manner.
  • Must be able to work independently and in a dynamic environment.
  • Some entertainment or public venue experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holiday periods to meet business needs.
  • Must be able to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test, per Company policy, unless prohibited by state or provincial law.
  • Must be able to pass a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, credit, criminal, DMV, previous employment, education and person references, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state, or provincial law.
  • Must possess a Valid Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to use a keyboard to enter and retrieve data.
  • Must have good eyesight to view computer monitor and phone.
  • Must be able to lift and/or carry up to 50lbs as well as push or pull a non-motorized cart.

TO APPLY:
If you're ready to become part of the winning team that makes Knott's Berry Farm, the "Friendliest Place in the West", you may apply by emailing your resume to employment@knotts.com. Please put “Resume for Help Desk Technician II" in the subject line.

MORE INFO:
Knott's is an equal opportunity employer. We support a drug free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

Loss Prevention Investigator - Age 18+

The primary responsibility of a Loss Prevention Investigator is to protect the assets of Knott's Berry Farm including Guests, Employees and property. This includes detering criminal acts, interviewing and interrogating, and any activity that violates Park rules and regulations. Other duties include written documentation of incidents (reading and writing skills), use of a computer and use of two way radios.

Requirements:
You must be at least 18 years of age, a high school graduate, or equivalent to be considered for this position. Must have Loss Prevention experience. Interviewing and interrogation techniques experience preferred. Must be able to attend and obtain certification from a company approved Interview & Interrogation class upon the request of the company. This must be done before the applicant could conduct internal interrogations. You must also have a California Guard Card.

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MORE INFO:
Knott's is an equal opportunity employer. We support a drug free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

Pastry Chef - Age 21+

The responsibility of the Pastry Chef is to craft various delectable; such as cakes, pies, tarts, and bread components. The Pastry Chef will coordinate with the Executive Sous Chef as well as the Executive Chef in pairing bread and desserts, ordering supplies, and planning and directing baking preparation as well as supervising a team of baking staff. It is essential to have comprehensive knowledge of managing PAR levels, budgets, and scheduling as well as other administrative tasks.

Qualifications:

  • Must have college or culinary training, or extensive cooking and production experience (Six to Ten years of Pastry and Baking preferred)
  • Must be capable of creating, testing, and evaluating new pastry and dessert recipes from scratch as well as sauces, fillings, jellies, frostings, and icings
  • Must be capable of creating baked goods for specific diets (gluten free, sugar free, diabetes-friendly, etc.)
  • Must have knowledge of knives, major kitchen production equipment, bakery and pastry work
  • Must be capable of producing original items of design for wedding cakes, regular cakes, retail baked goods, and special event pastries
  • Must be able to understand the use of temperature and plate presentation
  • Must be able to manage multiple facilities (including Central Kitchen, Central Bakery, Grand Bakery, Icing Room), foods, and logistics distribution development
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holiday periods to meet business needs
  • Must be able to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test, per Company policy, unless prohibited by state or provincial law
  • Must be able to pass a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, credit, criminal, DMV, previous employment, education and person references, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state, or provincial law
  • Must possess a Valid Food Handlers Card

TO APPLY:
If you're ready to become part of the winning team that makes Knott's Berry Farm, the "Friendliest Place in the West", you may apply by emailing your resume to employment@knotts.com. Please put “Resume for Pastry Chef" in the subject line.

MORE INFO:
Knott's is an equal opportunity employer. We support a drug free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

Plumber - Age 18+

This position is responsible for maintaining and repairing all plumbing fixtures and pumps in the park. Maintaining air and natural gas systems for buildings and rides within the park. Maintaining and monitoring irrigation and domestic water supply, including fire systems and irrigation facility within the park. Tests water quality and checks chemicals at pool and water rides using computerized chemical control systems. Document water treatment techniques, water quality and meter readings. Fits piping for air, water, gas, and sewer lines; repair gas and air systems; and use welding equipment to repair piping in the park. Respond to requests for checkups and repairs.

Requirements:

  • Must have 3 to 5 years experience of plumbing and repair work
  • Experience with commercial and residential plumbing systems, sprinkler systems, etc., or an equivalent amount of education/training to provide the required amount of skill and ability.
  • Prefer experience in water quality control.
  • Prefer at least 3 years experience in swimming pool treatment techniques.
  • Certified Pool Operator (CPO) license preferred.
  • Position required rotating first and second shifts, including weekends and holidays during the operating season.


TO APPLY:
If you're ready to become part of the winning team that makes Knott's Berry Farm, the "Friendliest Place in the West", then please apply by emailing your resume to employment@knotts.com. Please put “Resume for Plumber” in the subject line.

MORE INFO:
Knott's is an equal opportunity employer. We support a drug free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

Registered Nurse - Age 18+

This position is responsible for providing quality nursing care to employees and guests of Knott's Berry Farm.

Duties:

  • Provide emergency and non-emergency nursing care.
  • Provide excellent assessment of all injuries/illnesses and make proper referrals as necessary
  • Provide guest service according to Knott's Berry Farm standards.
  • Adhere to Knott's Berry Farm costuming and grooming standards.
  • Adhere to Knott’s Berry Farm Rules of Conduct.
  • Maintain cleanliness and safety in assigned work area.
  • Report all unsafe or unusual conditions to supervision.

Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse in good standing with the Board of Registered Nurses.
  • 3 years experiance in emergency or critical care.
  • Current certification in CPR.

TO APPLY:
If you're ready to become part of the winning team that makes Knott's Berry Farm, the "Friendliest Place in the West", then please apply by emailing your resume to employment@knotts.com. Please put “Resume for Registered Nurse” in the subject line. 

MORE INFO:
Knott's is an equal opportunity employer. We support a drug free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

Sous Chef - Age 18+

Knott’s Berry Farm, America’s first theme park, is seeking an experienced   Sous Chef to assist with our Park Culinary operations. This is a dynamic position, with culinary responsibilities in our seated dining restaurants, our quick service restaurants, and our catering/picnics operations. The Sous Chef will assist with establishing standards and recipes for our varied food operations, as well as, assuring Knott’s Berry Farm serves only the most exciting “gotta have” foods. Our operation is committed to culinary excellence.

Responsibilities include: 
• Ensures standards of quality preparation and presentation are met for all locations, while controlling production, waste, and spoilage. 
• Ensures that staff is trained, and follows all safety and sanitation standards, and in compliance with all local, state, and federal laws.
• Ensures the availability of all needed materials and equipment for an efficient operation while exercising proper budget controls.
• Implements menus, and introduces standards of quality and presentation. 
• Performs ordering, while maintain inventory levels. 
• Develops new menu items, recipes, and product presentations. 

Requirements:
• Successful candidates will possess at least 2 years of solid food preparation/chef experience.
• Able to demonstrate a commitment to training and mentoring our cooks. 
• Ability to manage multiple facilities and food types.
• Knowledge of culinary tools and major kitchen production equipment.
• Must have or be willing to obtain a California Food Handler card.

TO APPLY:
If you're ready to become part of the winning team that makes Knott's Berry Farm, the "Friendliest Place in the West", you may apply by emailing your resume to employment@knotts.com. Please put “Resume for Sous Chef" in the subject line.

MORE INFO:
Knott's is an equal opportunity employer. We support a drug free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.