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Canal Worker

Hourly Salary: $17.80

Job Description:

May be assigned to assist with Lock operation/maintenance, the operation/maintenance of Floating Plant vessels and assisting with other routine maintenance tasks associated with the Canal system.

USCG or OTETA Drug Testing Required.

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Must be at least 18
  • Physically capable of performing duties assigned (work will predominately be outdoors)
  • No specific education or experience required
  • Possess and continuously maintain a valid driver license appropriate to the types of vehicles being operated.

Positions available throughout New York State in Fort Edward, Waterford, Fonda, Utica, Lyons, Pittsford, and Lockport.

Typical work schedule is Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm. This is a 40 hour/week assignment. Occasional paid Saturday work for overtime or emergency services may be available.

phone: 518.449.6003


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

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from the candidate before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at