Mercy Ships UK
Location: Spain
Finance: Personal Support
Duration: Less than 3 months
Activity: Practical & Technical, Relief & Development
Posted: 8 Nov 2019
Closes: Open-ended

Plumber - Project Assistant

Mercy Ships UK

The Project Assistant volunteer position, part of the Shipyard Projects team, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship, while docked in the Canary Islands, Spain. The minimum time commitment for this role is two weeks.

Summary: Responsible to assist Project Manager with installations of structure, fittings, and equipment during ship yard. Need general labourers, plumbers, painters, welders, electricians, carpenters, and those with construction experience. Projects may include:

  • Installation of new engine room equipment
  • Installation of new generator controls
  • Installation of some new extraction fans
  • Modification of office spaces including bulkhead installations and adding new furnishings
  • New CCTV system installation
  • Plumbing, welding, and electric projects to improve crew areas on the vessel
  • Various carpentry jobs

About the role:  

Available June / July / August 2019 (exact dates to be determined).

The success of our field services in Africa depend upon the safety and proper maintenance of the Africa Mercy. Our time in shipyard is a critical component - a time when there are some sizable renovations, maintenance projects, and safety checks. Our Project Assistants are vital to our time in shipyard.

About you:

  • Aptitude for technical skills required
  • Practical knowledge of hand tools required
  • Ability to effectively understand and communicate in clear English

If you are interested in this role, we would love to hear from you! Call 01438 347 480 or email:  

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Mercy Ships UK

Operating the world's largest charity-run hospital ship, Mercy Ships offers the opportunity to bring hope and healing to the world's forgotten poor. We need your skills, whether you're an engineer, cook, nurse, teacher, deck officer, surgeon or cleaner!
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