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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: 1-2 years

Description:
Use your special ability to inspire and motivate through storytelling with high quality video production and be a part of OM Ships team sharing knowledge, help and hope.
Our communications team on board Logos Hope help provide finished video and other resources to inform and inspire the public and our partners around the world.

Requirements:
Job Content: Working with our Marketing & Communications team you will be responsible for:
* Planning of video projects.
* Coordinating and shooting video footage.
* Correcting, editing and composing footage into finished productions.
* Providing finished video for distribution.
Job Requirements:
* Ability in video production and experience working with Final Cut strongly preferred.
* Ability to work with a team, giving and accepting input, and able to communicate in English effectively, both in spoken and written form.
* Creativity and a flexible attitude and ability to work in challenging situations.
* Ability to prioritise and manage multiple projects simultaneously.


Start Date: Anytime
Commitment Length: as long as possible

Description:
Provide leadership for 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: 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:
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: 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:
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: 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: 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: 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:
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. 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: 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:
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


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 children by teaching them about the world as you sail. 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.
We are looking for qualified primary (age 5-11) and kindergarten teachers (1.5-5 years).

Requirements:
Job Content:
Working with the School on board you will be responsible for:
• Being passionate and dedicated pre-school or nursery teacher to care for and teach the children aged 1-5 who live on board the Logos Hope with their families.
• You will plan and deliver play and learning opportunities for these children within the Logos Hope School and work with the other teachers to help in whole school activities

Job Requirement:
• Teachers with a current, official teaching qualification needed.
• Flexibility to teach mixed-age groups in subjects spanning the British curriculum
• 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.

On the job training will be provided as needed.


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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