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Mercy Ships

Second Engineer

Mercy Ships
Cotonou, West Africa, Benin

Date Posted: 05/19/2009
Categories: Contractor & Other Trades
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
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, Texas

Is It For Me? In Europe

Gateway: 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 Second Engineer

DEPARTMENT Engineering Department

REPORTS TO Chief Engineer

SUMMARY In charge of Engineering Department and responsible to the Chief Engineer for the daily operation of the machinery spaces.

Ensuring on a daily basis that Engineering officers and ratings, are competent and fit for their assigned duties;

Carrying out all lawful orders given by the Chief Engineer, including daily compliance of the Engineering Department with the Chief's Standing Orders;

Reporting immediately to the Chief Engineer whenever anything unforeseen happens with Engineering personnel, machinery, or spaces;

Distributing daily work assignments to the members of the Engineering Department; this may be done in the form of watch bills, duty rosters, and work orders; specifically, compiling and posting the Duty Engineer Roster, Watch Schedule and Sea Watch Schedule in a timely fashion, with due regard to rest periods for assigned personnel;

Ensuring the proper maintenance and safe operation of all machinery;

Ensuring the safety and cleanliness of machinery spaces;

Informing the Chief Engineer about parts and supply stocks, along with projected future requirements of spare parts and stores;

Understanding the Company Safety Management System and the ship's Contingency Plan for emergency procedures.

As necessary, standing as Engineering Officer Of the Watch, whether at sea or in port.

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, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively communicate with subordinates and senior management in clear English

CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / EXPERIENCE At least Certificate of Competency according to STCW 95 Section A-III/2

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 regular use of hearing protection.

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