Oct 31, 2019

Maritime Operations & Standards Manager

  • JAARS, Inc.
  • Waxhaw, North Carolina, USA
Full time Mission Jobs QA-Quality Control Transportation Volunteer Opportunities

Job Description

Are you experienced in multiple aspects of maritime operations and want to make a difference in people’s lives through providing safe, reliable vessel operations, timely maintenance, and capable staff?

Do you have experience in developing standards and operation procedures? Are you able to direct, lead, and supervise teams?

JAARS Maritime Services is implementing and expanding comprehensive, on-field water safety and operations, including the use of 14’ to 40’ sized boats. Be part of providing Bible translation workers with the training, equipment and potential vessel they need to survive as they travel on various waterways, as well as on larger regional vessels JAARS provides.

Brief Description

Develop and implement JAARS maritime standards and operations to assure work is done in a sustainable, safe, and reliable manner for Waxhaw and field locations.

  •  This is a full time (40 hrs.) position for a volunteer or a staff person who raises support
  • Must be able to work in the US


  • Analyze, develop, and implement a marine standards and operations program
  • Establish worker, vessel, and shop building operations and maintenance procedures
  • Implement and direct best practices in effective maintenance, vessel dockside, and material safe handling
  • Administer procedures for ocean and personal safety, search and rescue, emergencies and crisis management
  • Achieve and ensure conformance of above objectives are carried out expeditiously within the commitment parameters
  • Participate with management team to plan and analyze alternative approaches
  • Organize, document, manage records, and assist in development of written procedures and manuals
  • Coordinate with the department’s Training Coordinator to achieve effective and recurring training of staff
  • Supervise and or coordinate staff activities
  • Demonstrate a deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
  • Embrace the vision, mission, and core values of JAARS, and help us live them effectively

Education and Experience

  • Two or more years’ experience with an adequate combination of working in marine functions including boating safety, marine project development and both office and boat operations
  • Experienced in team development and supervision
  • Standard computer and business skills

JAARS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian ministry headquartered on a beautiful 500+ acre campus just south of Charlotte, NC. Our campus includes extensive training facilities, an airport, office and commercial facilities, guest housing, food services, recreational areas, health clinic, on-site childcare, and youth and family ministry support for staff and partners.

We are pleased to have more than five hundred people serving on our campus. We partner closely with SIL International, the organizations of the Wycliffe Global Alliance and other organizations locally and globally.

JAARS vision is that people’s lives and communities are transformed as they experience God’s Word in their own language.

JAARS mission is to make Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. We do that by enabling locally appropriate and sustainable solutions in transportation, technology, media, and training.

JAARS Core Values

Together in Christ, we commit to:

  1. Seek God Above All
  2. Serve in Love
  3. Act with Integrity
  4. Steward God’s Resources with Courage
  5. Pursue Excellence
  6. Collaborate with Respect
  7. Create a Culture of Innovation

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