Hi guys any electricians out there that have been on Mercy ships. What is it like?
What type of work do you do ?
Thanks guys hoping to volunteer at the end of the year ?
I served in the electrical department in Madagascar in 2016. Mostly the responsibility is for routine maintenance of existing systems, and ongoing projects due to the tough marine environment. The staffing levels are good for the workload.
The department also handles electronics.
The team works together daily and rotates an on call responsibility.
The electrical department responds to assist all other departments when replacing or repairing equipment such as blower motors, systems controls, etc.
In this department you get to explain to Americans the difference between transformers and adapters after they fry their small appliances.
Some of the jobs I did were; rewiring the workboat, building an electrical display for the science class in the Academy, rebuilt the hydrolic controls for the small crane, installed new floodlights, replaced a lot of light bulbs and ballasts. An important job I did was help a service professional rebuild the radar system on the mast. A fun job I did was find a short in the circuitry serving the food line in the dining hall. a scary job I did was re-spooling the dumbwaiter. The hardest job I did was move an alarm from above the sewer plant.
Thanks, @ShawnGibson! Great details.