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Mercy Ships

Cotonou, West Africa, Benin

Date Posted:
04/07/2009
Categories:
Engineering
Job Type:
Full-Time
Mercy Ships
Job Description:
DEPARTMENT
Engineering Department

REPORTS TO
Chief Engineer, Second Engineer




1. SUMMARY
To act as Senior Watchkeeping officer or Duty Engineer as per schedule as well as being involved in regular engine room maintenance.



2. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Carrying out all lawful orders given by Chief Engineer and Second Engineer;

Reporting immediately to the Chief Engineer and Second Engineer whenever anything unforeseen happens;

Ensuring the safe operation of all machinery;

Ensuring the safe and efficient performance of all personnel assigned to his supervision;

Carrying out all duties and maintenance routines as per Company instructions, with the oversight of the Chief and/or Second Engineer;

Performing all duties and maintenance routines for but not limited to, the following:

- Auxiliary engines

- Stock control of auxiliary engine spares and all chemicals on board.

Maintaining relevant knowledge of ships emergency procedures, including specific knowledge of the working condition of fixed emergency response systems;

Understanding the Company Safety Management System as it applies to the responsibilities of 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 documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively communicate with subordinates and senior management in clear English



3.2. CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / EXPERIENCE
At least Certificate of Competency according to STCW 95 Section A-III/1



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 enough to require continuous wearing of hearing protection.

Mercy Ships is a non-profit, charity organization that does not offer a salary for positions. Many will go to their families, friends, churches, and community to raise financial support to serve on board.
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About the Company

Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships is the leader in using hospital ships to deliver free world-class health care and community development services to the forgotten poor. We welcome those who have the time to devote to the work of bringing hope and healing to the world's poorest peoples. We are accepting applications for both our International Operations Center near Tyler, Texas and the Mercy Ship, Africa Mercy which serves primarily in West Africa. Mercy Ships has both paid and volunteer postions, which require individuals to raise their pown support. Volu More...