Mercy Ships, a global charity, has operated a fleet of hospital ships in developing nations since 1978.
Mercy Ships programs promote health and well-being by serving the urgent surgical needs of the forgotten poor and empowering developing communities. Following the example of Jesus, Mercy Ships brings hope and healing to the poor, mobilizing people and resources worldwide. Our Crew of both professional medical and non-medical volunteers have chosen a very powerful way to share their blessings. We are currently filling Self Funded positions for the International Operations Center in Texas, Mercy Ships Africa Mercy and The Sierra Leone. Some quick facts about Mercy Ships:
*Since 1978, Mercy Ships has performed more than 1.7 million services valued at over $670 million and impacting more than 1.9 million people as direct beneficiaries. Some of the more notable statistics include:
*Performed more than 32,500 surgeries such as cleft lip and palate, cataract removal, straightening of crossed eyes, orthopaedic and facial reconstruction.
*Treated more than 212,000 people in village medical clinics. Performed more than 183,000 dental treatments.
*Taught over 14,500 local health care and professional workers, who have in turn trained many others in primary health care.
*Taught 95,000 local people in primary health care.
*Trained local medical professionals in modern health care techniques.
*Delivered more than $60 million worth of medical equipment, hospital supplies and medicines.
*Completed more than 900 community development projects including construction of schools, clinics, orphanages, water wells and agriculture programs.
*Demonstrated the love of God to people in over 550 port visits in 70 different nations.
*More than 850 career crew from over 40 nations serve today.
*More than 1,600 short-term volunteers serve with Mercy Ships each year.
Mercy Ships has a number of courses for training and educating purposes. For information such as dates, costs, course content, location, etc. on any Mercy Ships program, please visit our website. At the present time, these courses include: Introduction to Mercy Ships:
At the International Operations Center in Garden Valley, TexasIs it For Me?
Designed to Educate for Missions, Equip for Service with Mercy Ships, and Empower for impacting the poor. NOTE:
If you have not completed a Gateway program, you must first do so before joining Mercy Ships long term or in a career capacity. This application is for all existing Mercy Ships opportunities, including short-term service (up to one year) as well as career service or for any of our training programs. We are currently looking to fill a position for Third Deck Officer.DEPARTMENT:
Deck Department REPORTS TO:
Master, Chief Officer SUMMARY:
Assist the Chief Officer in the daily supervision of the Deck Department, in accordance with the Master's standing and special ordersESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervise the maintenance of the ship's safety equipment, or an assigned portion thereof, in accordance with the Company planned maintenance system.
Assist the Chief Officer with material handling, supervision of deck maintenance work and other projects as required.
Assist, as required, with the training of ship's personnel in seamanship, lifeboat, fire fighting, and safety procedures.
Knowledge of the Company Safety Management System as it applies to responsibilities involved in this position.
Understand and follow all lawful standing, general, and night orders given by the Master, as well as all international regulations. At Sea:
As Bridge Watch Officer, manage the assigned watch team to safely and efficiently navigate the ship in keeping with the prevailing circumstances and the planned voyage.In Port:
As Duty Deck Officer, represent the Master in all matters of ship's business, both internal and external, and ensure the daily safe management of operations on board.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.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 sub ordinates and senior management in clear English CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / EXPERIENCE:
At least Certificate of Competency according to STCW 95 Section A-II/1 from an administration recognized by the flag state of the ship.WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment for this job may include hazards from moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock and vibration. To successfully perform these duties, the individual must be competent in work site risk assessment, and proficient at hazard mitigation, including proper use of personal protective equipment.
Mercy Ships is a non-profit, charity organization who does not offer a salary for positions. Many go to their friends, family, community, and church to raise financial support to serve on board.
Anyone interested in bringing hope and healing to some of the world’s poorest inhabitants is welcome to apply as a volunteer with Mercy Ships. Thank you for your interest in applying for short-term or career service with Mercy Ships. Save yourself time and download an Application