Merry-go-round Operator

Joy Ride Operator

Amusement Park Worker

Minimum No entry barrier.

Not required

The tasks a Merry-Go-Round Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating mechanical devices at amusement parks, carnivals or similar places of entertainment

Informing patrons to fasten belt, bars or other devices to maintain their safety throughout the ride

Controlling and manoeuvring the equipment such as roller coasters, merry-go-rounds and Ferris wheels

Ensuring optimum fuel, diesel, battery charge or current availability, needed for the operation of ride

Regulating and controlling the speed of the equipment

Testing, oiling, adjusting and repairing the equipment if needed before opening the ride

Collecting tickets or cash fares from patrons

Ensuring safety precautions whenever the ride is set up at a new place

Knowledge of the basic set up of all the mechanical partsandfixturesoftheride

Efficient in managing the time span of each ride

Knowledge of oiling, refuelling, adjustments and repairs

Skilled in handling and testing of all the equipment related with the ride

Skilled in controlling and manoeuvring heavy equipment with minimum supervision

Knowledge of the latest developments in heavy equipment operations

Will be updated

Physically fit

Positive thinker



Good presence of mind

Manual dexterity

Strong communication skills

Hardworking and persistent


It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is part of the job

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home is not applicable

Working hours

Will be updated

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Overtime may be involved

Shift system maybe applicable

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous Health risks include foot and leg problems due to long sitting hours, exposure to noise pollution and air pollution

Will be updated

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

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Overview of Amusement Parks in India

The amusement park industry in India continues to witness a steady growth, be it a large integrated projects in metros to small water parks in Tier II townships. With this industry growing at a double digit rate in India, the amusement park sector is very promising.

A recent FICCI-Ernst & Young report has projected healthy growth potential for the sector. The report suggests that this industry is expected to nearly double in size by 2020 in terms of the number of parks with an enhanced portfolio of offerings.

Speaking in this context, Yogesh Dange, president, Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries (IAAPI) said, "The industry comprising of park operators and ride manufacturers have adapted to the challenges of the growing demand for technically advanced rides/facilities from its customers and have seen a steady growth of 15 per cent year on year in the past several years?.

He further avers that the increasing urbanization and changing customer preferences will have positive impact on the industry footfall. This trend shall pave way for more investments in the sector and large integrated projects.

The existing amusement park players will upgrade their facilities and expand their operations in other cities as well. This means that the job of a Merry-Go-Round Operator has a lot of scope and potential in the future.

Amusement parks


Cities across India