Mercy Ships UK
Location: Western Africa / Liberia / Senegal
Finance: Personal Support
Duration: Less than 3 months, 3‑12 months, Over 12 months, Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Leadership & Management, Practical & Technical
Posted: 8 Nov 2019
Closes: Open-ended

Vehicle Mechanic

Mercy Ships UK

Summary: Maintain and repair the ship's vehicles. Secondary responsibilities include the maintenance and repair of ship's fork lifts and power equipment (i.e. Programs and Hospital Dept. generators and compressors).

About the role: Mercy Ships is more than just a ship. We also have a series of land vehicles ready to be deployed for up-country relief and assistance. This is where our Transport and Maintenance team come in. This team is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all vehicles as well as power equipment and other machinery. While the marine team keeps us ready to sail, this team keeps us ready to roll.

The Vehicle Mechanic volunteer position, part of the Operations department, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship.

About you:

  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required
  • Formal qualifications in the automotive repair field, preferred for Land Rovers or Toyota maintenance
  • Basic computer skills including operation of Microsoft Excel and Word preferred
  • Ability to speak and understand English effectively
  • International Driver's Permit required

Questions about this information? Send us an email: or call 01438 347 480

We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date.

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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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