Electronics Technician

This is an unpaid volunteer role on board the Africa Mercy or Global Mercy, hospital ships serving those in need in sub-Saharan Africa by providing free, life-saving surgeries and strengthening health care systems.


The Electronics Technician maintains and repairs all electronic equipment onboard, primarily for the safe operation of the ship. You could be installing new equipment, as well as taking care of the maintenance and repair of existing equipment, including the navigational and radio equipment on the Bridge. 

The Electronics Technician volunteer position, part of the Engineering Department, will be located on the Africa Mercy or Global Mercy, the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ships. The preferred minimum time commitment for this role is three months or longer.

Qualifications Required:

  • Education and training showing evidence of a thorough knowledge of electrical equipment and distribution systems 
  • Marine electrical experience preferred 
  • Has successfully completed Basic Safety Training in accordance with STCW A-VI/1-1 to 1-4 (training may be provided) 
  • Ability to effectively understand and communicate in clear English
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