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Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Marine Machinery Repairer (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 TheMarine Machinery Repairer: Assist higher grade marine mechanics on assignments involving major systems or machinery of greater complexity by disassembling and assembling the simpler components and assemblies, locating and repairing or replacing defective parts and components aboard the corporation’s fleet and similar equipment on shore installations Responsible for the engine and associated machinery aboard Corporation vessels. Assures mechanical/electrical systems and equipment operates efficiently and continually at the required performance levels. The ideal candidate 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: This position has been determined to be a critical safety/security position as defined in the Department of Transportation (DOT) Order, DOT 3910.1D entitled "Drug and Alcohol-Free Departmental Workplace." Therefore, 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. 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. This vacancy may be used by any DOT agency to fill similar positions within 90 days.