Volunteer Electrician Mercy Ships

8 May 2020

Summary:  Responsible to perform electrical work as assigned by the Chief Electrician.


Description:   Accepting applications for Summer Shipyard in Canary Islands and Fall Field Service in Africa. apply.mercyships.org


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:


Maintain and routinely inspect electrical machinery, equipment, distribution, and lighting systems as assigned

Report immediately to the Chief Electrician whenever anything unforeseen happens

Report to Chief Electrician with regards to status of assignments and consumption of spare parts and stores

Plan and report work in Company planned maintenance system

Other duties as assigned

Mercy Ships cannot run our state-of-the-art hospital ships without proper electricity. Our team of electricians (literally!) keep the lights on and safely maintain all electrical systems to ensure all crew and patients are safe and able to do their jobs onboard our ships.


The Electrician volunteer position, part of the Engineering Department, will be located on the Africa Mercy and Global Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ships. The preferred minimum time commitment for this role is twelve months, however shorter commitments will also be considered. We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application in advance of your target service date. www.apply.mercyships.org Commitments longer than 12 months require successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program.


Qualifications Required:


Successful completion of Basic Training in accordance with STCW A-VI/1-1 to 1-4 (if joining for 6+ months)

Successful completion of Security Awareness according to STCW A-VI/6-1 (if joining for 6+ months)

Education and training showing evidence of a thorough knowledge of electrical equipment and distribution systems

Ability to effectively understand and communicate in clear English

Shipyard Service estimated to start June 2020. Minimum duration to serve on board is two weeks, there is no maximum.**


Questions about this information? Send us an email! Our technical recruiter would love to answer any questions you may have. You can reach us at tech.recruiter.ioc@mercyships.org.  Mention Maritime Executive as referral.

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Hi Jenna! I made a new design, and i wanted to show it to you.
It's quite clean and it's inspired from Bulkit.
Oh really??! I want to see that.
FYI it was done in less than a day.
Great to hear it. Just send me the PSD files so i can have a look at it.
And if you have a prototype, you can also send me the link to it.

Hey Jenna, what's up?
Iam coming to LA tomorrow. Interested in having lunch?
Hey mate, it's been a while. Sure I would love to.
Ok. Let's say i pick you up at 12:30 at work, works?
Yup, that works great.
And yeah, don't forget to bring some of my favourite cheese cake.
No worries

Hello Jenna, did you read my proposal?
Didn't hear from you since i sent it.
Hello Milly, Iam really sorry, Iam so busy recently, but i had the time to read it.
And what did you think about it?
Actually it's quite good, there might be some small changes but overall it's great.
I think that i can give it to my boss at this stage.
Crossing fingers then