Ride operators work directly with the public. They greet patrons as they enter rides, and confirm that they meet height and other admission requirements to get on the rides. Some operators also collect tickets.
Rider safety is an important concern of ride operators. They enforce all safety regulations and stay current with safety rules and procedures. They are trained to shut down rides and execute emergency evacuation procedures. Ride operators perform daily inspections on amusement rides, take note of any equipment damage or wear and report to maintenance for repairs. Problems are report to supervisors.
Ride operators work part-time or full-time. Depending on the facility, they are hired to year-round or seasonal positions. Ride Operators work mostly outdoors in noisy and fast-paced environments. They stand on their feet for long periods in cold, windy and hot weather. They sometimes lift children or objects that weight 40 pounds or more. Their schedules may include working evenings and weekends. Operators are required to wear uniforms and identification badges.