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Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Marine Machinery Mechanic (Open to both U.S. Citizens and Federal Employees) in Massena, New York

Summary This position is located in the Office of Marine Services. You will be responsible to the Vessel Master and/or Deputy Vessel Master for the operating condition of the Corporation's floating plants/vessels. Vessels include two Z-drive tug boats, buoy barge, crane, diesel engines, and heating plant on the Gate Lifter. This responsibility is 24/7 during the 10 month shipping season and continues into the winter months with preventative maintenance and repair. Responsibilities The Marine Machinery Mechanic (Chief Engineer): Has skill in the use of a variety of hand or power tolls and test equipment, both mechanical and electrical. Has knowledge of various meters, instruments, gauges, couplings, electrical and mechanical devices, lubricants, fuels, fire extinguishing apparatus, causes of spontaneous combustion, pollution abatement. Serves as overall technical authority with respect to marine propulsion and auxiliary systems, has responsibility for the efficient operation, maintenance, and repair of all engines, generators, motors, auxiliaries, monitoring equipment, control systems, hydraulic controls, fire systems and pumps, and service systems, such as refrigeration, plumbing, heating, air compressors and mechanical and electrical distribution systems. Makes scheduled and on-demand inspections of all machinery, equipment, and facilities. Determines extent of repairs necessary and procedures to be followed in effecting same to minimize delays in normal operations. Is responsible for maintaining all machinery on all vessels are in compliance with current and upcoming applicable industry and government regulations. Ability to lay-out, plan and complete the installation, modification and repair of various systems, circuits, etc., to ship controls and equipment. Has the ability to interpret and apply blueprints, wiring diagrams, engineering drawings, schematics, color code of ships wiring systems, and to use formulas basic to trades and craft work. The ideal candidate for this position has experience in operating conditions, maintenance, repair, and upkeep of the floating plants/vessels. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S.Citizen and eligible for consideration. You must meet specialized experience to qualify. Required documents must be submitted by the closing date. Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service. DRUG TEST:If selected for the position you will be required to submit to a pre-employment/pre-appointment drug test, you will also be subject to Random Drug Testing. PRE-APPOINTMENT PHYSICAL:Selectees for wage grade positions are required to complete a pre-appointment physical (if you have not already completed one recently), in accordance with the SLSDC Pre-Appointment Medical Examination Policy, which includes a functional capacity test that mimics the job movements and stressors of the essential functions of the position. LICENSING REQUIREMENT: You must possess a valid driver's license, be able to travel to Canada AND maintain a current United States Coast Guard (USCG) Issued Designated Duty Engineer license of 4,000 Horsepower or more, or Unlimited Horsepower. DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed). Qualifications Qualifications for the position are based on the training, experience, or other requirements that determine which applicants would be able to perform satisfactorily in the position to be filled. Your application will be reviewed for the following job elements: Ability to do the work of the job without more than normal supervision. Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc. Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic). Ability to Interpret Instructions. Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment. Knowledge of Materials. Troubleshooting. If you do not meet the minimum levels in the ability to do the work OR if you do not meet the minimum level overall, you will be disqualified.Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Education Additional Information ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: PHYSICAL EFFORT FOR ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Typical assignments require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving agility, cramped positions, kneeling, crawling, bending, stooping, entering cramped compartments; working near/around high voltage and moving machinery in restricted spaces. Lifting objects up to 50 pounds or more, occasionally may lift and carry objects between 50 to 100 pounds. Good vision with or without glasses is required. Ability to distinguish color code of wires and depth of perception also is required. Must be able to detect unusual noise or odor emanating from electrical/mechanical systems. WORKING CONDITIONS FOR ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: You will usually work in engine compartments of vessels which are extremely noisy and confined. Must be able to comfortably access all confined areas of the vessels in order to perform required work. Must be able to exit vessels by emergency means if necessary. May also work in inclement weather, extreme heat, under direct sunlight or extreme cold on open decks, wet or windy areas. May be required to board vessels in all conditions. Must be willing to travel on rivers, lakes and various other waterways requiring staying overnight, both on shore and off shore. Will be exposed to burns, shocks, noise, bruises, broken bones, cuts and drowning. The equipment, tolls and tasks involved with this position require that you constantly apply safe work methods and special care as to avoid serious injuries to self and other workers. *PLEASE NOTE: This is an open continuous 60 day vacancy with an initial cut-off after 30 days. After the first certificate, we will review applications as needed and refer the top candidates for potential interviews during the open period of the announcement. This vacancy may be used by any DOT agency to fill similar positions within 90 days.

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