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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/14/23

Applications Due12/29/23

Vacancy ID143981

AgencyCanal Corporation

TitleMarine Engineer - #04007

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $19.72 to $28.25 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 7 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Niagara

Street Address 2 Mill Street

City Lockport


Zip Code14094

Minimum Qualifications Four years of experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of diesel or internal combustion engines.

Qualified candidates must also have possession of a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State at the time of appointment and continuously maintain it thereafter.

Duties Description Operates and maintains engine rooms and other mechanical equipment.

• Operates the main and auxiliary engines, including related equipment such as diesel engines, compressors, hoists, pumps, swing and spud engines, generators, and plumbing.

• Supervises and performs routine maintenance such as oiling machinery, cleaning and painting engines and other equipment, lubricating steering gear, cleaning the engine room, and cleaning and replacing parts and filters.

• Keeps fuel tanks and air tanks filled.

• Checks, operates and adjusts oil and water gauges.

• Opens and closes valves on main and auxiliary pumps.

• Repairs engines and other machinery for all vessel systems including, but not limited to steering, fuel propulsion, electrical, plumbing, and generators.

• Conducts periodic safety inspections of all mechanical equipment and machinery to ensure safe operating condition.
Oversees and performs complete overhauls of engines and other machinery and equipment used on vessels.

• Removes propellers, shafts, shaft beatings and rudders, and repairs or replaces them.

• Tears down and rebuilds engines, including regrinding or replacing valves and intake and exhaust seats, and removing pistons, piston rings, connecting rods,
pumps, bearings and other mechanical parts for repair or replacement.

• Takes micrometer readings of shafts, beatings, cylinder liners, pistons and rings to determine wear, and decides whether to replace or repair them.

• Cleans engine parts and rebuilds engines.

• Checks alignment of crank and generator shafts and realigns them.

• Removes, disassembles, checks and repairs air starting valves.

• Cleans, overhauls and rebuilds fuel pumps, water pumps, fuel injectors, and other equipment.

• Maintains inventory and oversees parts for equipment repair.
Supervises subordinate staff.

• Trains staff to operate and maintain engines, machinery and related equipment.

• Assigns staff to maintenance, repair, operation, and inspection activities.

• Directs the overhaul and repair of engines and equipment.

• Evaluates repairs and maintenance work for competency and quality.

• Ensures that the work of staff complies with safety procedures.

Assists in the dry-docking and renovation of floating equipment when icing or weather conditions prevent work on the river.

Works in Upland Disposal Sites and operates construction equipment such as excavators and bulldozers.

Additional Comments The New York State Canal Corporation offers its employees a generous and comprehensive benefits plan, which includes:

Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Nine (9) paid holidays annually
• Four (4) paid floating holidays annually
• Earn up to thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Earn five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Earn up to thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually

Health Benefits
• Participation in the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) and access to their variety of affordable health insurance options
• Pre-Tax contribution program
• Dental and Vision benefits at no additional cost
• Opt-Out incentive program
• Flex Spending Account (FSA)

Additional Benefits
• CSEA representation and access to their benefits
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Professional development and promotional opportunities
• Qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• And many more…

The New York State Canal Corporation (Canals), a subsidiary of the New York Power Authority, is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the 524-mile waterway for boating, recreation, tourism and agriculture. The New York State Canal System includes the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals, linking the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain. The 200-year-old NYS Canal System extends over 524 miles and plays important roles in New York’s economic development, tourism industry and environmental stewardship.

For more information on The New York State Canal Corporation’s mission, values and opportunities, please visit

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Telephone 518-449-6003


Email Address


Street 30 South Pearl St. Fl. 5

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12207


Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates who meet the minimum qualifications should submit a cover letter and resume by December 29, 2023, to Please include the position title (Marine Engineer #04007 - Lockport) in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application. EMAIL SUBMISSIONS ARE PREFERRED.

The New York State Canal Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

New York State Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity, prior arrests, prior conviction records, predisposing genetic characteristics or domestic violence victim status.

The New York State Canal Corporation provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email

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