Hot Job: LEGO Model Builder at LEGOLAND

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The position: LEGO model builder

Location: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Carlsbad, Calif.

Job duties: Responsible for creating, designing, building and animating a variety of LEGO models in the company's off-site model shop. Will also inspect models — and plans for proposed models — to ensure the designs adhere to necessary safety requirements. Will need to coordinate and communicate with various other teams, including animators, designers and supervisors.

The company: LEGOLAND is operated by Merlin Entertainments, which also operates Madame Tussauds, Sea Life, Earth Explorer and other theme parks and indoor attractions.

Requirements: Must be able to design and build 2-D and 3-D LEGO models that are complicated and interesting, yet also sturdy and safe. Will build structures based on prototypes or computer-generated designs. Requires previous experience in LEGO model building, along with basic computer skills, good communication skills and ability to work well as part of a team. Must have high school diploma, valid driver's license and a good driving record. Artistic background or training is a plus. Requires ability to react under pressure in a calm and rational manner. Must be able to keep working area and related tools and machines in a clean, orderly manner. Workers must attend weekly staff meetings to exchange information and ideas.

Extra perks: Employees get discounts on the company's attractions and hotels, as well as child care vouchers. After a certain period of time, workers receive a special pass entitling them to free admission at any of the company's attractions. Job involves frequent travel throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Interesting info: The company says all Merlin work groups have their own social clubs and hold social events throughout the year — and getting together for drinks after work is popular among employees.

Other opportunities: The company has numerous openings at various departments in their assorted divisions and attractions. They need people in food service, retail, admissions, sales, marketing and maintenance. They also need lifeguards, a PR manager for LEGOLAND in Florida and a water quality technician.

How to apply: Apply online.

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