Careers

Building the best in adventure experience.

Here at RCI, we thrive on innovation and a passion for adventure. We are a team of integrated, qualified professionals who pride ourselves on our ability to work tirelessly while still taking pleasure in all that we do.

To truly succeed in the thrilling world of adventure products, one must be passionate, quick and above all, a team player.

Review the job openings below and consider joining our passionate team of amazing people who will inspire you and bring out the best in you.

Job Postings

Transportation Specialist

Job Summary: RCI is seeking a dependable and efficient CDL truck driver responsible for the transport of courses for installation as well as the equipment necessary to complete those jobs. Safe delivery of the product to the customer is of the highest priority. Driver may be asked to fulfill other duties while they are not on the road including but not limited to: assisting the install crew with on-site functions, cleaning and regular maintenance of the truck or assisting on the production floor. Must be organized, detailed oriented, and comfortable working independently. A clean driving record and commercial driving experience is a must.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Delivering completed steel courses installation equipment to customer site and offloading them prior to the arrival of the installation crew
  • Returning equipment and dunnage to Ropes Courses Inc. and offloading
  • Provide assistance to installation crew on job site, if necessary
  • Must have the ability to obtain OSHA and applicable equipment certification and maintain these certifications upon renewal
  • Have all DOT and State of Michigan licensing current and without restrictions at the time that the position is accepted and keep all licensing current during the time of employment with RCI
  • Fully understand how to operate and safely drive your assigned vehicle
  • Drive vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) over 26,000 lbs.
  • Pick-up and safely transport goods to intended destination
  • Ensure contents are properly secured in truck, flatbed to prevent damage/injury
  • Obtain signatures to confirm and complete deliveries
  • Assist in mapping driving routes
  • Stay on predetermined route and ensure timely transport and delivery
  • Communicate with dispatch as needed
  • Perform inspections of your vehicle prior to and following each trip
  • Check weather conditions and road reports before departure
  • Always ensure your vehicle is kept clean
  • Maintain and service vehicle as needed (refuel, change oil, tire pressure, repairs, etc.)
  • Notify managers of any major maintenance or delivery issues encountered
  • Follow delivery schedule and rest at appropriate times
  • Maintain detailed driving and delivery logs
  • Track and report working hours
  • Adhere to company rules and regulations
  • Obey all applicable traffic laws and drive in according to the weather/road conditions
  • Comply with ICC and DOT regulations
  • Make safety a priority at all times
  • All other duties as assigned on a daily basis

Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred
  • Valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) required
  • 2+ years proven experience in commercial truck driving preferred
  • Clean driving record with no moving violations
  • Must pass background check and drug test as required by RCI and DOT standards
  • Skilled at driving and parking large, heavy vehicles
  • Alert, focused, and detail-oriented
  • Physically and mentally fit
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. at a time
  • Comfortable with long-haul transport
  • Able to operate electric lift, hand trucks, pallet jacks, etc.
  • Proficient using GPS and other routing systems
  • Map reading and route planning experience
  • An innate sense of direction
  • Self-starter who works well independently
  • Disciplined, dependable, and resourceful
  • High level of composure and good stress management
  • Fluent in English

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Local candidate preferred as no relocation expenses will be offered.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

    • relevant: 2 years (Preferred)

Qualified applicants should apply here.

R&D Electrical Engineer

Job Summary: This position is responsible for performing activities related to R & D design, product testing, incorporating technology into existing or new products, progress reporting and monitoring costs. This position also requires periodic travel to existing courses for updates/repairs or new courses for installations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Designing and developing new products and processes as directed by theR& D Supervisor
  • Work closely with the R&D Supervisor through development process starting with concept, preparing prototypes, testing procedures and final approval
  • Improve existing products and keep products up to date with new trends, technology and safety
  • Travel is periodically required to existing and new course sites
  • Submit periodic reports to R & D Supervisor showing status of all R&D projects
  • Evaluate necessary components, in accordance with design specifications, and facilitate with R & D Supervisor and Purchasing Department
  • Able to follow budgetary and time constraints as they are presented by R&D Supervisor in each project
  • Follow all safety standards and procedures
  • Ability to take direction from Immediate Supervisor
  • Work independently and be a self-motivator
  • Able to work within timelines
  • Maintain a clean workplace
  • Contribute to the quality control of the project
  • May require long hours from time to time for rush or advanced projects. Flexible schedule periodically is a must.
  • All other duties as assigned on a daily basis

Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering field preferably Mechanical, Electrical or Design
  • Electrical license or the ability to become licensed
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in an R&D or Electrical Engineering related field preferred. 3-5 years post-graduation in a manufacturing or related industry required.
  • Experience in Industrial Design and Engineering software such as Autodesk, AutoCAD, Inventor, SketchUp or Photoshop preferred.
  • Experience in Industrial Automation
  • Communication and time management skills
  • Strong Troubleshooting skills
  • Outstanding data collection, analysis and documentation skills
  • Advanced computer skills with proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Local candidate preferred as no relocation expenses will be offered.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • relevant: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Qualified applicants should apply here.

Entry Level Structural Engineer

Job Summary: This position is responsible for the design and engineering of steel frame adventure courses, climbing towers and other adventure course products. Applicant must be very familiar with steel, concrete and wood structural design; as well as applicable code books ASCE – Minimum Design loads for Buildings and Other Structures, AISC Steel Construction Manual, and the International Building Code. Under the direction of the lead engineer, the responsibilities will include creation of analytical models, structural design of adventure course structures, connection design, foundation design, and cable systems design.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Self-motivated and innovative with good attendance record
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Analytical Structural models
  • Calculation Reports (member sizing, connection design, weld sizing etc.)
  • Permit Drawings
  • Installation instructions
  • Creation of shop drawings
  • Part prints: dimensions, member size/type, material, category etc.
  • Weldment prints: with proper weld and dimension call outs
  • 3D models
  • Ability to take direction from Immediate Supervisor
  • Work independently and be a self-motivator and able to work within timelines
  • All other duties as assigned on a daily basis

Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • BS degree in civil or mechanical engineering with a structural emphasis
  • FE exam completed and desire to obtain PE when eligible
  • One to two years experience
  • Knowledge of Structural Analysis software (Robot, STAAD, SAP or similar), Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD (3D solid modeling and 2D drafting)
  • Welding practices and procedures knowledge
  • General construction knowledge
  • MS Office applications knowledge
  • Familiar with Mathcad or similar software
  • Database, spreadsheet and Visual Basic programming a plus

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Local candidate preferred as no relocation expenses will be offered for this position. Structural experience required.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • System Design: 1 year (Required)
  • Mathcad: 1 year (Required)
  • Structural Design: 1 year (Required)
  • Autodesk Inventor: 1 year (Required)
  • Microsoft Office: 5 years (Preferred)

Qualified applicants should apply here.

Inspector / Trainer

Job Summary: An Inspector/Trainer at RCI plays a highly visible role as they interact with clients on a constant basis. The position requires a professional presence, excellent verbal and written communications skills, and knowledge of all aspects of RCI operations. A person in this position is responsible for annual inspections and training sessions for new installations as well as existing clients. Timely recording and reporting is a must. Must be comfortable presenting to large groups and introducing new RCI technologies and products to clients. Extensive travel is required for this position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct training for inspectors, operators, and operator trainers at both Ropes Courses, Inc. and client locations worldwide as needed
  • Conduct client safety inspections per RCI training and inspection guidelines utilizing all RCI resources
  • Communicate inspection or training results to Services Manager
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with clients and RCI internal departments
  • Provide immediate feedback to clients and the Services Manager regarding compliance issues
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of all Ropes Courses, Inc. products including requirements for the integrity of the structure, elements, and safety equipment and all applicable RCI policies and procedures
  • Provide feedback regarding newly implemented policies and/or procedures
  • Work to improve standard operating procedures for inspection and training implementation as required
  • Maintain detailed records associated with inspections and training ensuring that all data is entered in an accurate and timely manner
  • Communicate effectively and enthusiastically with a diverse range of personality types during training sessions
  • Work independently and be a self-motivator
  • Meet goals and work within specific time frames
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Knowledge/Experience/Personal Specifications:

  • Teaching and/or training experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Approximately 90% travel is required (domestic and international)
  • Managerial experience a plus
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • Comfortable working at heights exceeding 30 feet
  • Ability to climb any portion of a product structure to access inspection locations
  • Ability to utilize any required personal protective equipment
  • Ability to lift more than 50 lbs
  • Computer skills including word processing proficiency and familiarity with the Google suite
  • Highly organized with exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Effective time management in fast-paced, multi-tasking environments
  • Ability to perform all tasks with confidence, precision and strong attention to detail
  • Maintain a clean driving record
  • Currently possess or can obtain a passport
  • Experience and/or certificates in one or more of the following areas is not a requirement but a plus:
  • Ropes Courses, Inc. products
  • Challenge courses and/or zip lines
  • ASTM building standards
  • AIMS Level 1
  • NAARSO Level 1

Job Type: Full-time

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Ropes Courses Incorporated (RCI) bases all of its success on FUN! The RCI Team is focused on bringing FUN to the world by creating and providing profitable adventure entertainment attractions. RCI is dedicated to hardworking, and career-oriented individuals who are as passionate about their work as they are about their lives; our success is centered on a stand-out company culture, excelling in execution and being energized by making a difference. We are a place where every employee can make a difference – and it all starts with you!

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Local candidate preferred as no relocation expenses will be covered.

Qualified applicants should apply here.

R & D Engineer

Job Title: Research & Development Engineer

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Research & Development Supervisor, this position is responsible for performing activities related to R & D design, product testing, incorporating technology into existing or new products, progress reporting and monitoring costs. This position also requires periodic travel to existing courses for updates/repairs or new courses for installations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Designing and developing new products and processes as directed by the R& D Supervisor
  • Work closely with the R&D Supervisor through development process starting with concept, preparing prototypes, testing procedures and final approval
  • Improve existing products and keep products up to date with new trends, technology and safety
  • Travel is required to existing and new course sites
  • Submit periodic reports to R & D Supervisor showing status of all R&D projects
  • Evaluate necessary components, in accordance with design specifications, and facilitate with R & D Supervisor and Purchasing Department
  • Able to follow budgetary and time constraints as they are presented by R&D Supervisor in each project
  • Follow all safety standards and procedures
  • Ability to take direction from Immediate Supervisor
  • Work independently and be a self motivator
  • Able to work within timelines
  • Maintain a clean workplace
  • Contribute to the quality control of the project
  • All other duties as assigned on a daily basis

Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering field preferably Mechanical, Electrical or Design
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in an R&D or Mechanical Engineering related field preferred. Structural experience a plus
  • Experience in Industrial Design and Engineering software such as Autodesk, AutoCAD, Inventor, SketchUp or Photoshop preferred.
  • Experience in Industrial Automation
  • Communication and time management skills
  • Strong Troubleshooting skills
  • Outstanding data collection, analysis and documentation skills
  • Advanced computer skills with proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • R & D/Engineering: 2 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Local candidate preferred as no relocation compensation will be offered. No phone calls please! Candidates MUST meet all requirements to be considered for the position.

Qualified applicants should apply here.

Fabricator/Welder – Production

Job Summary: Production welding requiring 1-2 years of experience or equivalent in a manufacturing setting. With readily available supervision and technical guidance, positions material to be welded, using jigging fixtures in most cases, and applies hand-eye coordination to achieve the desired weld. Materials welded will be steel using methods of gas shielded welding. Welding positions are routine and work may be characterized as longer production runs. Works from specifications, drawings, prints, and welding symbols.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain production through put of assigned parts
  • Use blueprints to produce and meet all specifications
  • Use material handling equipment safely to move parts
  • Follow all safety standards and procedures
  • Good attendance record
  • Ability to take direction from Immediate Supervisor
  • Work independently and be a self-motivator
  • Able to work within timelines
  • Maintain a clean workplace
  • Communicate with various departments for direction of project
  • Contribute to the quality control of the project
  • All other duties as assigned on a daily basis

Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • Must be able to read blueprints
  • Familiarity with standard structural steel fabrication practices for welding, cutting, drilling and punching steel.
  • Fitter experience a plus
  • Familiar with gas shielded FCAW process.
  • Familiar with forklift operation and pass certification
  • Ability to pass weld test in AWS D1.1 Flat prior to hiring

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Production Welding: 1 year (Required)

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Must be able to pass a background check and pre-employment drug screening. Position is in Allegan, MI – applicants must have reliable transportation to this location.

Qualified applicants should apply here.

Field Installer

Job Summary: This position is responsible for the installation of structural steel adventure products. Requires general construction and mechanical knowledge, flexible schedule and the ability to travel both domestic and internationally without restrictions. This individual performs various duties as assigned and must conduct themselves as a professional representative of Ropes Courses Incorporated. This role requires extensive travel (75%) so applicant must possess or be able to obtain a passport, have a clean driving record (ability to be insured on company fleet policy) and be willing to submit to a background and drug screen.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in safe material handling and installation processes from initial unloading to final inspection of project.
  • Ability to take direction from Immediate Supervisor
  • Follow all safety standards and procedures
  • Work independently and be a self motivator
  • Good attendance record
  • Complete all paperwork (including expense reports and timesheets) accurately and in a timely manner
  • Professional representation of company while on job site
  • Able to work within timelines
  • All other duties as assigned on a daily basis

Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • General construction knowledge with structural steel experience a plus
  • Experience operating heavy equipment including all-terrain forklifts, manlifts and scissor/booms
  • Experience or ability to work at heights
  • Highly organized and a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work within travel timelines and itineraries
  • Valid drivers license with clean driving record

Job Type: Full-time

Local candidates preferred as no relocation reimbursement will be available for this position. Assessment of skills may be required during interview process. Employment offers are contingent on acceptable pre-employment background checks and drug screening.

Qualified applicants should apply here. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! 

Production Supervisor - Fabrication Department

Job Summary: Production Supervisor is a working manufacturing supervisor that oversees all production operations for RCI production facility. Ensures that manufacturing processes deliver products of maximum quality, on-time delivery and in a profitable manner. Organizes workflow by communicating, assigning responsibilities and preparing schedules that will attain daily/weekly/monthly production goals. Work closely with Sales and Project Facilitators to ensure that on-time scheduling and delivery is being met. Provide manufacturing information and create manufacturing metrics by initiating, compiling, sorting and analyzing production performance measurables and reporting actual to goal results. Must be competent and comprehend complex operations to be able to optimize day-to-day activities while minimizing costs. A leader capable of communicating job expectations while acting as the coach and counselor by enforcing RCI’s systems Policy and Procedures.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize and direct the manufacturing and maintenance of all plant manufacturing machines and operations providing the most effective performance of personnel while promoting a strong sense of team.
  • Completes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing and documenting work results, including visual controls; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of the processing flow and manufacturing metrics on shift production summaries.
  • Maintain Quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards and enforcing RCI quality standards.
  • Initiate and facilitate corrective actions issued for process or system failures
  • Thorough knowledge of OSHA, MIOSHA, safety practices and reporting and full understanding of the SDS standards
  • Interact with Purchasing, Engineering, and all internal departments necessary to achieve timely deliveries, acceptable inventory levels, uninterrupted production and minimal costs as dictated by the production schedule
  • Drive continuous manufacturing improvements while maintain a positive and efficient work environment
  • Detailed and comprehensive contributions to job finalization meetings to accurately assess project results or issues
  • Leading weekly staff and daily management production meetings
  • Initiate and maintain a 5S work environment at all times
  • Highly visible and capable of making difficult decisions on the shop floor
  • Ensure safe use of equipment and schedule regular maintenance
  • Ability to manage work force issues including time, attendance and disciplinary actions.
  • Ability to take direction from Immediate Supervisor
  • Work independently and be a self-motivator
  • Able to work within timelines
  • All other duties as assigned on a daily basis

Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • BS/BA degree preferred in a related management or manufacturing discipline
  • Associates Degree (Required)
  • 5(+) years manufacturing experience with structural steel fabrication practices using welding, cutting, drilling and punch machines and/or tools.
  • Familiar with FCAW, GMAW, GTAW, SMAW
  • Familiar with AWS D1.1
  • Highly efficient and organized in a multi task environment
  • Understand Manufacturing metrics especially in Throughput, Capacity Utilization, Schedule/Production attainment and overall equipment and personnel effectiveness
  • Proven leadership of employees with strong communication skills
  • Solid analytical skills and the ability to solve practical problems when faced with a variety of changing situations.
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail
  • Forward thinker with the ability to lead by example
  • Willingness to assume accountability for supervision and enforcement of company rules and plant practices
  • Supervisory: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Production Supervisor: 5 years (Preferred)

Job Type: Full-time

Local candidates preferred as no relocation reimbursement will be available for this position. Assessment of skills may be required during interview process. Employment offers are contingent on acceptable pre-employment background checks and drug screening.

Qualified applicants should apply here. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! 

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