You want to support us as a shipyard team member? On this page we have collected all the information about the fields of work during the shipyard time on our ship.
You want to get involved in the repair and maintenance of our ship(s)? And you have time and wish to spend a few days or weeks on a ship during a shipyard period, to get dirty and to contribute an important part to the preparation of new missions?
Ability to work in a team (necessary composure to live and work in a confined space with other people who are different in many respects)
Ability to work independently (organizing travel to and from work, carrying out work that needs to be done)
Flexibility to take on other tasks when specialized tasks are completed (support of other positions under supervision)
Ability to communicate – seek conversations when necessary. Ability to address problems and ideas
Ability to take criticism – solution-oriented and communicative
Safe handling of technical tools
Tidiness and cleanliness (to avoid unnecessary damage and accidents)
Necessary vaccinations (e.g. against Covid-19)
International health insurance
Good English language skills
Contribute own ideas to the implementation of projects/works
Knowledge of work safety
Duration of the shipyard:
It would be desirable if you had about 2-3 weeks to keep crew changes and resulting familiarization times to a minimum.
The Rise Above has a wooden hull & also superstructures as well as the interior fittings are partly made of wood. In addition, the ship has a 5 meter RHIB with a GRP hull on board which often shows minor damage after operations and requires regular maintenance.
Depending on the project, you will work on the hull, the deck or the interior of the boat. In doing so, you will also work with other departments and use your experience in terms of stability, tightness and surface treatment. If you have any questions, you will always have people at your side who are familiar with the ship & have already done various tasks before.
Your tasks will include:
Independent work on tasks according to specifications
Observation/analysis of problematic areas
Production / reconstruction / renewal / bonding of plywood and solid wood parts
Finding & repairing of Hypalon damages of the RHIB
Professional sealing joints & preventing water penetration
As an IT worker at the shipyard, you will help to administer a variety of different systems. In addition to servers and laptops (mainly Debian-based), routers and IP cameras, navigation and communication technology need to be regularly updated. To ensure that the technology during operation functions as robustly as possible, simple, offline solutions that can be operated by end users are preferred. Many different systems have to be tested regularly and be debugged as needed. As an on-site IT engineer, you can make the difference by finding the unplugged connector, the contact affected by sea spray, or the ruptured capacitor, and providing other professionals with remote access to repair the satellite internet connection. If you don't have any experience with ship engineering, it doesn't matter as long as you know what RTFM means and are willing to do it. Other geeks who know the ship are happy to support you (remotely if necessary) and help you with the familiarization process. To ensure that the IT you support is understood by the other engineers even after you have left, detailed agreements and documentation are important to us.
Linux knowledge (basics, don't be afraid of the command line)
Installation + Administration of Debian based distributions
Debugging of network connections (ip, fping, speedtest-cli)
Structured way of working
Willingness to learn
Willingness to read+write documentation and work with checklists
Ability to work in a team and clear communication
Good consultation with IT people who know the ship's technology and remotely support
Honest + realistic assessment of one's own abilities and limitations
English language skills
Familiarity with ship´s technology (communication, navigation, NMEA)
The shore coordinator at MLL is, in the best case, the first and the last person on site. This person will have the overview of the situation on site regarding infrastructure/accommodation/ food/logistics/crew. There will be a complete handover to you in advance, but at the latest on site, so that you can start well. into your work activities. The procedures on the ship are organized and coordinated by the shipyard and coordinated by the shipyard management, the shore coordination takes over these tasks in all other areas.
Your tasks include:
Contact person on the spot for arrivals and departures of the crew
plan and communicate
Welcome structure ensure, show accommodation and sleeping place
Contact person/awareness/crew care
Handover from kitchen to kitchen and/or logistics to logistics
Contact person on site for questions regarding your accommodation
Ensure the housekeeping in agreement with the crew / cleaning schedule
if necessary and possible, you take over the daily accounting of the purchases
as logistics person, you are the main driver and responsible for the maintenance and care of the vehicle on site (regular cleaning, and checking oil and coolant)
bulk purchases in cooperation with the kitchen
generally all purchases for the ship's work
Contact person on site for Guest Care / Crew inventory and Guest Care / Crew Purchases
maintenance of the cabin (preparations for the arrival of the mission crew)
At all tasks you can and will be supported by the crew on site and by Mission Lifeline.