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The New York State Canal Corporation is hiring


"Do you want to work outside, work with your hands and work with equipment? Our friends at the New York State Canal Corporation are hiring for open positions! Join Canalside for a future built on centuries of success."

The New York State Canal Corporation is hiring for the following positions:

Canal Helper $15.19 per hour
• Assist in operation and maintenance of Canal equipment and structures. Assist in grounds and facilities maintenance at Canal sites and assist in operation of lift bridges.
• For more information or to apply visit

Canal Structure Operator: $17.26 per hour
• Assist Chief Lock Operators in operating and maintaining Canal structures. Interact with recreational and commercial boaters and be responsible for recording specific operational data plus directing all boaters appropriately through locks.
• For more information or to apply visit

Marine Helper: $15.19 per hour
• Assist in onshore and offshore maintenance of various floating plant work and dredge vessels and assist in levee and channel embankment repair.
• For more information or to apply visit

Canal Jobs offer:
• On-the-Job Training
• Entry Level Skills for Maritime, Engineering, Machine Shop and Other Careers
• Time Toward a NYS Pension
• Hands-on work with large equipment
• Unique and historic work environment

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