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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: 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:
Use your special ability to inspire and motivate through storytelling with high quality video production to help OM Ships transform lives by bringing knowledge, help and hope. 

Our Marketing & Communications team in Florence, SC, USA and Mosbach, Germany support the Logos Hope through presenting the ministry globally.  We can’t wait for you to join us and help take it to the next level with regards to our video!

Requirements:
Job Content: Working with our Marketing & Communications team you will be responsible for: 

* Production and distribution of key videos to raise awareness of the ministry. 

* Development and maintenance of a searchable video catalogue. 

* Training ship-based staff in video production. 

Job Requirements: 

* Ability to take initiative and drive projects forward.

* Demonstrated ability in video production. 

* Understanding of video theory and application. 

* Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.


Start Date: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2-3 years

Description:
OM Ships is a unique ministry serving together to bring Knowledge, Help and Hope to the people of this world. This is done through the ministry of an ocean going vessel MV Logos Hope, a partner development ministry in Florence, USA and support staff in different countries across the globe. Our partner ministry is vital in financially sustaining the ministry. 

To lead our partner ministries division from Florence, USA we are looking for a Managing Director for the division

Requirements:
You have leadership experience. You set vision and strategy. You have experience of nurturing major donor relationships and partner development and an understanding of marketing. You take initiative and are a proven networker. In your decision making you exercise discernment and you manage resources well.


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

Description:
In your role you will be responsible for the development and oversight of our sales strategy and sales team within our Literature ministry.

Requirements:
You set vision and strategy. You have experience in oversight of organizational sales strategy development, managing sales and understanding sales analytics. You have experience in sales revenue and profit forecasting with evidence of successful implementation of sales strategies and the ability to manage them. You preferably have experience in sales in the literature and/or media markets and the ability to train staff effectively. You take initiative and responsibility. You build effective relationships.  You motivate and develop people.
What we offer
You will be based in Florence, SC, USA.  It is a full time role which will require frequent travel. You will be part of an international team who are passionate about serving in the ships ministry.  Coaching and training will be arranged to grow into this role, when needed.


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.


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: 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 off’s 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: 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: 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: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2 years

Description:
We are looking for someone to lead artistically the theatre production on board the Logos Hope (currently The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) and to assist with management of the audience during show times.

Requirements:
-Loves God and has a heart for the ministry. Lives a godly life, shows a godly example.
-Wiling to serve. Sees leadership as a service. Puts all leadership tasks within the perspective of serving people. 
-Exhibits the highest pattern of ethics. Shows consistency in principles, values and behaviour. Upholds the truth and refrains from lying. Actions reflect promises, follows through on commitments.
-Has sufficient experience with OM or OM ships. Has experience in leadership.
-Fits well with the team culture and current/potential personalities. Complimentary to the team’s skill set. Gets along with individuals on the team. Addition will increase team synergy.
-Shares the ministry’s vision. Understands and is willing to align thinking with the general strategy of OM Ship’s ministry. Embraces OM Ship’s values in attitude and behaviour.


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: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 2 years

Description:
Assist the Theatre Arts Coordinator in leading theatre production on board the Logos Hope (currently The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), to manage the scheduling and morale of the cast members, and to ensure the smooth running of the theatre production in performance.

Requirements:
-Loves God and has a heart for the ministry. Lives a godly life, shows a godly example.
-Wiling to serve. Sees leadership as a service. Puts all leadership tasks within the perspective of serving people. 
-Exhibits the highest pattern of ethics. Shows consistency in principles, values and behaviour. Upholds the truth and refrains from lying. Actions reflect promises, follows through on commitments.
-Has sufficient experience with OM or OM ships. Has experience in leadership.
-Fits well with the team culture and current/potential personalities. Complimentary to the team’s skill set. Gets along with individuals on the team. Addition will increase team synergy.
-Shares the ministry’s vision. Understands and is willing to align thinking with the general strategy of OM Ship’s ministry. Embraces OM Ship’s values in attitude and behaviour.


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

Description:
Take a step of FAITH with...
OM Ships International (OMSI) is a faith mission funded through gifts and revenue from the bookfair on board. All crew and staff serve as volunteers who raise their own support.

Volunteering on board Logos Hope, you will be impacted as you participate in this life changing adventure

Requirements:
Live in a unique international community on board a ship. By being a part of the organization aimed to bring knowledge, help and hope to the world, transforming lives and communities through:
Experience God in new ways as you see Him at work in and through you. Learn from different countries and cultures, sailing from port to port.
Grow in character by living and ministering in the ship’s international community of over 400 people from more than 45 nations. Build friendships which can last for a lifetime.
Serve and learn skills by working 40 hours a week in one of the ships departments.
Strengthen spiritual understanding and disciples through the regular devotions, study, groups, prayers meetings and worship nights.
Develop creative ministry skills such as drama, mime, dance and children’s ministry as well as public speaking skills and leadership skills.
Reach out to local people during your ministry days sharing your faith in a culturally appropriate way and serve the national church and community through longer ministry challenge teams.


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. 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.

Requirements:
Job Content:
Working with the Maintenance team on board you will be responsible for:
• The installation and modification of existing pipe systems and steel constructions.
• Working under the leadership of the vessel’s Accommodation Services Engineering Officer


Job Requirement:
• Welding experience preferably in marine environment with expert knowledge in SMAW (stick), GMAW (MIG) and TIG welding techniques.
• Holder of certificate for plate and pipe welding.
• Knowledge and experience in the use of electric tools, heating torch, plasma cutter, pipe bending machine, threading machine, etc. and with pre- and post- welding heat treating processes
• Problem-solving skills and manual dexterity.
• Preferably having good fitting experience and skills.
• 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: As soon as possible
Commitment Length: 6-12 months

Description:
The Logos Hope is in need of an experienced Plumber to work with the maintenance team. You will work with domestic water systems throughout the vessel: fresh water lines, black and grey waste water systems, drainage systems, certain hydraulic and refrigeration systems.

Requirements:
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: 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: September 2017
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: September 2017
Commitment Length: 1-2 years

Description:
Help us present Logos Hope to the world! Working on board this unique ship, you will be responsible for managing and supporting a creative team that brings the stories of the Ship Ministry to life through writing and design, photos and video, media relations and more as you travel from port to port.

Requirements:
- A creative yet flexible individual with proven small team management experience.
- Marketing and communications relevant training and experience preferred.
- Able to communicate in English effectively, both in spoken and written form, with Spanish language ability a benefit.
- A team of supporters who will ensure your financial sponsorship while on board.

Working on board Logos Hope, you will be responsible for:
- Effectively managing the onboard communications team and activities, budget and resources.
- Ensuring the timely and suitable provision of resources:
o to facilitate the onboard ministry of Logos Hope
o to facilitate a positive image of Logos Hope in each port of call
o to facilitate the international communication of the ministry of Logos Hope
- Assisting in development of new communication concepts and further development of strategy for areas of responsibility.
- Maintaining the proper use of the ship brand, communications resources and policies within the ministry of Logos Hope.


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:
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 an hospitable environment to connect with our visitors.

Requirements:
What will be your tasks and responsibilities in this role?
·        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

What are the requirements (skills/competences) for this role?
·        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


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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