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Mechanical Engineer I


Massena, US


Provide technical support for the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the various power generation and transmission facilities owned and operated by NYPA. Engineering responsibilities include inspections, condition assessments, startup and testing, troubleshooting, calculations, design, preparation of detailed fabrication/construction drawings and specifications, inter-discipline and inter-department coordination, engineering support during construction and outage, and equipment/system evaluations for mechanical systems and equipment.


  • Provide responsible engineer function in support of a limited range of mechanical equipment design modification projects, equipment applications and failure research, engineering studies, and operations and maintenance activities.
  • Perform inspections and evaluations of existing conditions for various mechanical equipment and systems for proper installation and operation; problem identification and troubleshooting; or improvements.
  • Provide direction and review for the mechanical design and drafting personnel in the development of the project drawings.
  • Review work, including the designs and specifications, produced by other engineers.
  • Provide office and field engineering support and oversight during construction or outage activities.
  • Ensure deadlines are met as assigned by supervisors.
  • Coordinating work with other disciplines and departments for the successful development and execution of the project.
  • Perform inspections and evaluations on vendor products to ensure engineering requirements and Authority needs are satisfied.
  • Gather information (site, vendors and other engineers) for engineering tasks.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience and knowledge of utility, commercial and industrial facilities and the analysis, design and integration of their various mechanical systems and components.
  • Ability to apply diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices, coupled with the understanding of the NYPA’s policies, operations, and objectives, to solve all but the most complex engineering problems, and make technical recommendations on design methods and obstacles on a project as well as programmatic level.
  • Advanced understanding of all the various types and disciplines’ drawings required for transmission and generation facilities.
  • Strong understanding of the fundamental drawing and specification system.
  • Strong knowledge of and a working familiarity with current codes, standards, and regulations.
  • High computer literacy with a basic understanding of Excel and other Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrated performance on multi-discipline team projects.
  • Ability to produce clear, concise, complete and articulate reports which explain recommendations.
  • Ability to develop complete, accurate and detailed modification packages, specifications, drawings and other engineered construction documents.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer literacy, understanding of Excel and other Microsoft Office applications. Good presentation skills. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. 
  • Strong Understanding of Configuration Management. 
  • Advanced knowledge of the various power generation facilities and basic knowledge of transmission facilities. 
  • Knowledge of NYPA’s policies and procedures preferred.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, from a recognized college or university.
  • New York State Engineer in Training certification (FE) preferred.
  • Strong understanding of Mechanical Engineering area of study (i.e. thermodynamic, materials, hydraulics, HVAC, controls, fluid flow, fire protection,) and various mechanical systems and there function in the electrical utility industry.
  • A minimum of 5 years of related work experience.
  • Experience with NYPA policies and business practices preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Approximately 10% travel primarily within NY State.
  • Ability to access all areas of the plant and conduct physical evaluations of grounds and equipment including ability to work at high elevations.


Military Occupational Speciality Codes
MOS - Army: 12A, 12B, 12P, 18C, 24A, 24Z, 51S 
MOS - Marines: 1120, 1302, 1310, 8824, 8831, 8832, 9622, 9624, 9630, 9631, 9632, 9636  
MOS - NavyEA, MME, UT, 2166, 2167, 2170, 2180, 2181, 2740, 4210, 4270, 4280, 5761, 5904, 5913, 5917, 5925, 5927, 5960, 5961, 5970, 5980, 7273  


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