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Mercy Ships

Motorman

Mercy Ships
Cotonou, West Africa, Benin


Date Posted: 04/07/2009
Categories: Missions
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
DEPARTMENT
Engineering Department

REPORTS TO
Second Engineer, Duty Engineer, Senior Motorman




1. SUMMARY
Assist in routine watchkeeping, maintenance and cleaning in the engine room.



2. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Execute all orders given by Chief Engineer, Second Engineer or person in charge of the watch.

Assist with watches as designated by Second Engineer.

Assist with maintenance work ordered by the Second Engineer.

Assist with routine checks according to watchkeeping procedures.

Record appropriate readings during watch and inform the engineer of any divergence from average.

Assist with appropriate duties as specified in watchkeeping procedures.

Assist in general maintenance and cleaning as required.

Relevant knowledge of vessels emergency procedures.

Knowledge of Company SMS as it applies to responsibilities involved in this position.



3. QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.



3.1. LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret gauges and instrumentation. Ability to complete log sheets. Ability to effectively communicate with others in clear English.



3.2. CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / EXPERIENCE
Certificate of Competency according to STCW 95 Section A-III/4.

Basic knowledge of engineering principles.

Practical and theoretical knowledge with regard to use of hand tools and portable power tools.



4. WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Mercy Ships is a non-profit, charity organization that does not offer a salary for positions. Many go to their friends, family, community, and church to raise financial support to serve on board.

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