Equipment Officer

at SOS Méditerranée
Published June 28, 2024
Location Marseille, France
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  
Base Salary € 2800
Salary Units Month


SOS MEDITERRANEE is looking for an Equipment Officer to support the SAR operations.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Mission 1: Define minimum standards in terms of equipment management to ensure risk are reduced in SAR activity

In collaboration with the SAR team, define the list of the critical equipment “to be ready” for rescue
Ensure that equipment is compliant with international standards and internal needs
Update the critical equipment form with each equipment, defining the characteristics of the item, including standards requirements
Assist the SAR manager in defining the equipment budget
Mission 2: Contribute to ensuring the functionality and review of the SAR equipment

Define SOPs/standards in terms of review of equipment and equipment renewal
Realize spot-check on the mandatory routine checks, and sensitize the SAR team about the importance of realizing routine checks
Ensure the update and follow up of the maintenance status on Seahub (Planned Maintenance System - PMS)
Regularly go to port calls to monitor the status and needs related to SAR equipment
Coordinate the repair and maintenance of the equipment
Coordinate with the logistics manager the visit of service providers when necessary
Monitor the needs in terms of equipment through consolidated SAR technician debriefings
Mission 3: Ensure the supply and stock management of the SAR equipment

Define and communicate minimum critical stock levels needed to operate for standard operation and degraded capacity operation (critical stock)
Define safe reserve stock to mitigate risk of falling below required stock of critical items (target stock)
In collaboration with the logistics manager, define minimum standards for equipment inventory and ensure that inventories are done regularly
Mission 4: Support the equipment review during technical stops

Gather needs for ship upgrades relating specifically to the SAR component
Compiles needs into technical specifications and support the logistics manager in the communication with suppliers
Go to technical stops to oversee the work done on equipment and and ensure the delivered work meets specification

Mission 5: Participate in the capacity building of the crew in the SAR equipment use and management

Elaborate guidelines and user guide for each critical equipment use
In collaboration with the L&D coordinator, improve the trainings module on equipment usage
Ensure the dissemination of any equipment guidelines (user guide, manuals etc.) to the SAR team when requested
Qualification and skills:

At least highschool and vocational degree
At least 1 year in an office-based position
At least 1 year working at sea
Experience with rescue boats and outboard engine
Experience managing lifting system
Experience in technical management
Basic knowledge in RIBs, FRCs, PPE
Excellent organization and time management skills
Logisitcs knowledge
Sound decision-making and problem solving skills
Good interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
Self-motivated, enthustiastic, autonomous
Able to be constructive and collaborative with colleagues
Capacity to work under pressure and ability to cope with frequent change of plans
Fluent in English and italian is a significant advantage

Please send your application (CV and cover letter) in English via email and indicate “Equipment Officer” as the subject of the email.

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