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Professionals - Serving Opportunities

In order for our ships to be able to sail from port to port, we need both those willing to join for one or two years to serve where needed as well as professionals that fill specific roles on board. The Global Service programme offers opportunities for personnel with skills such as deck and engineering officers and ratings, doctors, cooks, electricians, plumbers, welders, fitters, toolmakers, carpenters, bookkeepers, journalists, photographers, designers, information technology and audio visual professionals. Opportunities are also given for professional personnel to participate in a broad spectrum of ship community and public events.



Current Openings

Below is a list of some specific positions we currently need to fill, both on board our ships as well as based on shore. These openings require personnel with suitable training and/or experience but we also have a lot of openings available on our ship for people who just want to serve. If you would like to enquire about those opportunities, please fill out our Preliminary Application form.

Please note: All opportunities on this site are unsalaried. Most people joining OM Ships have to raise financial support to cover their living expenses, usually through gifts from home churches and other supporters.



Start Date: January 2018
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
Teach our leaders’ children in small classes and invest in first-hand cultural experiences as you visit port cities around the world. Being a member of the on-board community you will receive spiritual input, while living in an international community and being involved in community activities both on-board and onshore. We are looking for qualified and flexible early years and primary teachers to join the school team, working with children within the 3-11 year age-range.

Requirements:
Job Content:
Working with the School on board you will be expected to:
• Be a passionate and dedicated teacher who cares for and teaches the children who live on board the Logos Hope with their families.
• Plan and deliver learning opportunities for these children within the Logos Hope School and work collaboratively with the other teachers in whole school activities

Job Requirements:
• Teachers with a current, official teaching qualification needed.
• Ability to teach mixed-age groups in subjects spanning the UK’s Early Years and National Curriculum Schemes of Work.
• Flexibility to work with different classes according to the teaching vacancies on board..
• Experience is an advantage but not essential.
• Ability to communicate fluently in English is essential.
• Motivation to live in a close cross-cultural environment and a commitment to teamwork are essential pre-requisites for this position.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Description:
The Logos Hope is in need of an experienced machinist to produce one off and low volume parts for use on-board. You will report to the 1st Engineers and support the Engineering team on-board. The Logos Hope has a well-equipped Machine Shop with several manual lathes, milling machine, press drills and hand power tools.

Requirements:
The ship will be sailing around the coast of Africa until at least the end of 2016.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
The ICT team supports the onboard crew with ICT functions aboard the MV Logos Hope and ensures the systems required to perform those functions are available and functioning correctly.

Requirements:
More Information:
• You will provide end user support to the business users on the ship. Ensuring their issues are solved and the user is trained/communicated with in any preventative measures for the future.
• You will be responsible for managing people’s accounts and the creation of, as well as ensuring our security policies are adhered to.
• You will monitor all ICT hardware and software to ensure its proper function. Correcting any problems that arise as a matter of priority.
• You will be ‘on duty’ on a regular schedule and will be required to respond to ICT emergencies out of hours. You will also be responsible for checking all regularly scheduled activities have taken place eg Backup systems.
• You will provide support, as appropriate, for people’s personal devices and be involved in the education and training of people in the use of the ICT systems.
• You will also be assigned projects and be able to contribute ideas for the improvement and development of the ships systems.

Requirements:
• You will regularly be dealing with people and will need to be patient, friendly and approachable to them.
• You are a good team player, willing to help one another and share information freely.
• Flexibility, particularly around working hours, will be essential. Appreciating the urgency of a job and the priorities that may need to be altered is very important. 
• You are well acquainted with the Microsoft Windows operating system, ideally multiple versions. A significant bonus is experience of networking or the Windows Server architecture.
• You are able to follow policies and procedures precisely and recognise any changes that may have an impact outside of your particular task.
• You will seek the guidance of your colleagues and ICT Manager whenever you are uncertain, recognising the power you have to impact the ships ministry by your mistakes.
• You enjoy computing and the challenges there in, you desire to grow and learn more about this field.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
Join our international team of 400 people from 50 different nationalities. We’re investing in young people and the opportunity to use and grow in your technical skills to keep a life-changing ministry operating. Being part of the on board community you will receive personal input through daily team devotions and other ship events as well as the opportunity to experience the culture of the international crew and staff and the countries the ship visits.

Requirements:
Job Content:
Working with the Electrical team on board you will be responsible for:
• Fulfilling the on-going maintenance and repair for our vessel
• Carrying out domestic installations, motor installations and installation of automation sensors as part of a continuous programme of upgrading
• Working in areas could involve work on the following machinery and systems: generators, switchboard up to 1000V, motors, control systems, public address system, fire alarm system, bridge & navigation equipment, computerised systems i.e. AutoCAD, planned maintenance system (AMOS) and PLC (Siemens S7) Programming


Job Requirement:
• Qualifications and experience with Electronic and control systems, motor control systems, cable installation & heavy duty wiring, generators and switchboards, maintenance, commissioning and fault finding.
• You have problem-solving skills and manual dexterity.
• You have the ability to work in a small team and are able to contribute to the overall goals of upgrading, maintaining and operating the various electrical and electronic systems on board.
• You are able to read and understand Technical drawings, manuals and documents.
• Good English ability, both in spoken and written form.

On the job training will be provided as needed.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
Join our international team of 400 people from 50 different nationalities. Have the opportunity to invest in young people and use your technical skills to keep a life-changing ministry operating. Being part of the on board community you will also receive personal input through daily team devotions and other ship events as well as the opportunity to experience the culture of the international crew and staff and the countries the ship visits.

Requirements:
Job Content:
Working with the Engine Team on board you will be responsible for:
• Ensuring the proper maintenance of Main Engines and auxiliaries in order that the equipment keeps working and is up to the required standard
• Support the First Engineer Operations and Marine Operations team on board in order to help ensure a balanced workload

Job Requirement:
• You are able to communicate in English
• Valid Certificate of Competency (STCW Reg III/2)
• Valid Seafarer’s Medical Certificate in compliance with ILO/IMO Guidelines
• Crisis Management & Human Behaviour (STCW Reg V/2)
• Basic Safety Training (STCW Reg VI/1)
• Proficiency in Survival Crafts & Rescue Boats other than fast rescue boats (STCW Reg VI/2)
• Advanced Fire Fighting (STCW Reg VI/3)
• Medical First Aid (STCW Reg VI/4)
• Security Training for seafarers with designated security duties (STCW Reg VI/6)
• You will have the technical knowledge and ability to fulfil the requirements of the job description as found in the company’s SMS, accountable to the Chief Engineer.
• Ability to effectively set and manage priorities.
• You can lead by example, encouraging and training the engineering officers and ratings who report to you.

All certificates should have been revalidated within the last 5 years

(PLEASE NOTE: If you have not served with OM Ships before, you may be required to sign on at a lower rank or supernumerary for a period of time, before taking up the position of First Engineer).

On the job training will be provided as needed.


Start Date: Anytime
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Description:
Supporting the marine operations team in Mosbach and assist in assigned technical projects, provide on board oversight and support in order to help ensure continued maritime compliancy and safe and reliable operations of the ship.

Requirements:
-Technical educational or experiential background.
-Previous ship experience in the technical team.
-Experience in purchasing in a corporate setting.
-Technical knowledge appropriate to projects.
-Good ability in writing and speaking in both English and German.
-Experience in project management, preferably in a corporate setting.
-Computer literate
-Organizational and administrative abilities


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
We are looking for a Director of Information and Technology to lead and give strategic direction in providing current Information & Communication Technologies.

Requirements:
In your role you will be responsible lead leaders and the IT department in order to help ensure well supported and motivated IT staff. You will give strategic leadership with regards to ICT in order to help ensure OM Ships sustainability in the area of IT. You will provide global information technology systems in order to meet national and international standards.You will Identify and communicate the skill sets and training needs required to fulfil the ICT strategy. You will provide professional development of ICT personnel in consultant with the managing HR Director and oversee the yearly performance appraisals. You will create and oversee an annual budget in order to ensure good financial management. You will ensure clear communication in happening at all levels with regards ICT. You will ensure robust project management methodology is followed in order to ensure a professional approach to ICT management.  You will provide an integrated system that looks at the whole not just the part in order to ensure an integrated approach to ICT.

Your profile:
You set vision and strategy. You have experience in oversight of ICT Leadership, ICT professional development and management, and understanding national and international ICT standards. You take initiative and responsibility. You build effective relationships.  You motivate and develop people.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Description:
The Logos Hope is in need of an experienced electricians. You will report to the Electrical Officer and support the Engineering team on-board.
The Logos Hope has a wide variety of electrical systems and generates it’s own power on-board. Experience of working on-board ships whilst very useful is not essential. Experience of commercial systems is desired.

Requirements:
The ship will be sailing around the coast of Africa until at least the end of 2016.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Description:
If you want to use and develop your skills and help bring Knowledge, Help and Hope to transform lives and communities to millions every year, come and join us.
Our international team in Florence, South Carolina of about 30 people support the Logos Hope through the Communications department, Partner development and Literature distribution.
You’re service in picking and packing and help to see thousands of books go out to customers worldwide.

Requirements:
Job Content:
Working with the onshore Literature team, you will be responsible for:
• Processing wholesale orders that come via the internet or through trade shows and individual customers
• Being responsible for keeping track of stock while fulfilling orders.


Job Requirement:
• Able to work well in a team setting
• An interest in literature ministry
• Ability to work in a physically demanding environment
• Attention to detail and ability to multitask
• Basic computer knowledge would be helpful.

On the job training will be provided as needed.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
To perform skilled maintenance, repair and inspection work on Logos Hope’s complex refrigeration & HVAC equipment.

Requirements:
-Experience and training with refrigeration systems.
-Technical background and experience in refrigeration.
-Good ability to write and speak in English.
-Computer literate – especially in MS Office.
-Ability to read technical plans and fault find.
-Ability to work with hands and use power tools.


Start Date: January 2018
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
Use your special ability to inform and inspire through storytelling with the written word and be a part of the OM Ships team sharing knowledge, help and hope.
Working with the Marketing and Communications team on board and on shore, you will be responsible for:
- Researching, interviewing and writing finished stories and text materials for web and print use.
- Writing, editing and proof reading text for other projects.
- Archiving written materials.

Requirements:
- A creative team player with ability to manage multiple projects at any given time.
- Relevant qualification and/or a proven track record in journalism or similar.
- Ability to work to regular deadlines.
- Excellent English ability, both in spoken and written form. (Spanish fluency would be an added benefit.)
- A team of supporters who will ensure your financial sponsorship while with the Ship Ministry.


Start Date: January 2018
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
As a Bakery Team, we produce quality baked items for those in the ship’s community & the local visitors who come to our I-Café and events on board. Our purpose is two-fold; to feed, bless & encourage those serving in the ship’s community, and to provide items creating a hospitable environment to connect with our visitors.

Requirements:
Tasks & Responsibilies:
·        You are responsible for making the crew’s bread & desserts
·        You are responsible for producing items sold in the International Café
·        You will create & cater a variety of high-quality items to events on board, from simple cakes, to receptions, to plated desserts

Job Requirements:
·        You have experience with baking breads, cakes, desserts, etc.
·        You are able/prepared to rise early for a daily morning shift
·        You are willing to learn new baking skills & execute them in a high quality manner
·        You are able to independently complete tasks & at the same time being aware of the needs of your workmates


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
Join our international team of 400 people from 50 different nationalities. We’re investing in young people and the opportunity to use and grow in your technical skills to keep a life-changing ministry operating. Being part of the on board community you will receive personal input through daily team devotions and other ship events as well as the opportunity to experience the culture of the international crew and staff and the countries the ship visits.

Requirements:
The Logos Hope is in need of an experienced machinist to produce one offs and low volume parts for use on-board. You will report to the 1st Engineers and support the Engineering team on-board.
We have a well-equipped Machine Shop with several manual lathes, milling machine, press drills and hand power tools.


Start Date: January 2018
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
Join our international team of 400 people from 50 different nationalities. We’re investing in young people and the opportunity to use and grow in your technical skills to keep a life-changing ministry operating. Being part of the on board community you will receive personal input through daily team devotions and other ship events as well as the opportunity to experience the culture of the international crew and staff and the countries the ship visits.

Requirements:
Job Content:
Working with the Maintenance team on board you will be responsible for:
• Domestic water systems throughout the vessel: fresh water lines, black and grey waste water systems, drainage systems, certain hydraulic and refrigeration systems.
• Working under the leadership of the vessel’s Accommodation Maintenance Engineering Officer, responsibilities include the maintenance of wash rooms; vacuum toilet systems; water supply, use and drainage in the galley etc.

Job Requirement:
• You have qualifications and several years of experience as a plumber.
• You are able to work independently and have experience in working with threaded fittings, small diameter copper and steel pipes, plastic piping, brazing and soldering, crimped fittings, etc.
• You have problem-solving skills and you are manually skilled.
• You have the ability to work with a small team and contribute to the overall project goals regarding personal and environmental safety, efficiency and quality.
• Good English ability, both in spoken and written form.

On the job training will be provided as needed.


Start Date: January 2018
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
For an Electrical Officer we are looking for an skilled Electrical Technician (preferably in the area of Power Production) that has experience in leading and managing a Team. With a minimum of 3 years work experience. Experience in the marine industry would be an advantage but not necessary.
Good interpersonal skills and being a computer literate are vital requirements. You will need to work with MS Office, AutoCAD & and a computer based Maintenance program called AMOS.

Requirements:
• Working in areas will involve work on the following machinery and systems:
o generators, switchboard up to 1000V, motors, control systems, public address system, fire alarm system, bridge & navigation equipment
o computerised systems i.e. AutoCAD, planned maintenance system (AMOS) and PLC (Siemens S7)
• Scheduling, planning, fulfilment & reporting of the on-going maintenance and repair for our vessel
• Carrying out domestic installations, motor installations and installation of automation sensors as part of a continuous programme of upgrading
• Documentation of Upgrades, Fault occurrences & Repairs into our computer based Maintenance software as well as updating of system drawings in Auto CAD and updating of Technical Manuals.
• Qualifications and experience with Electronic and control systems, motor control systems, cable installation & heavy duty wiring, generators and switchboards, maintenance, commissioning and fault finding is of great advantage.
• You have problem-solving skills and manual dexterity.
• With your good interpersonal skills you have the ability to lead a small team (approx. 6 Team members) and are able to contribute to the overall goals of upgrading, maintaining and operating the various electrical and electronic systems on board.
• You are able to read and understand Technical drawings, manuals and documents.
• You are medically fit to be signed on to crew articles (you cannot be colour blind, have hearing problems or other major medical conditions). 
• You have Good English ability, both in spoken and written form.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
We are looking for a Information and Communication Support engineer to support the administration of ICT functions in order to help ensure continuity of work for all IT users.

Requirements:
In your role you will maintain software on shore based hardware and integrated systems in order to ensure systems are up to date to prevent security breaches and users operate these system correctly. You will respond to the daily help desk requests and deliver solutions in order to help ensure end users can operate systems with as little as interruption as possible. You will purchase hardware and software agreed by the ICT Operation Manager in order to ensure a relevant software is available and a stable and reliable ICT platform is provided for end-users.
 
Your profile:
You have basic computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft and other operating systems. You have knowledge of Microsoft Office suite products.  You understand Computer and ICT solutions. You have knowledge in Software programs like MS Office and others. You take initiative and responsibility. You build effective relationships.  You motivate people.


How to apply

After reading through all the information on this page, please fill in the Preliminary Application form and let us know of your interest and please indicate any specific skills you have as well.


"I find the best thing about serving on Doulos is the changed lives I see in my crew and my own department. I see young men change in their attitudes and in their maturity."
Aki Marjasvaara, Finland - 2nd Mate

"I'm excited that we don't have to go out to reach people – so many come to see the ship and that's an opportunity to show them what God has done. I take people on tours all the time, especially those who want to see the engine room. Then I share my testimony and pray with them. I use my testimony all the time!"
Dominic Bothello, India - 1st Engineer

 

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