SPS Maritime Ltd

SPS Maritime Ltd SPS Maritime Ltd operates the 110.6m research vessel FALKOR (too) for Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI). SOI is a U.S. non-profit private operating foundation established in 2009 to advance oceanographic research. SOI brings together advanced science and state-of-the-art technology to achieve lasting results in ocean research, to catalyze open sharing of the information, and to communicate the resulting knowledge to audiences around the world. The Institute is devoted to the inspirational vision of the Founders that the advancement of technology and open sharing of information will remain crucial to expanding the understanding of the world’s oceans.

R/V FALKOR (too) – Hiring Job Description – Chef

Start date for tendering position: April 15, 2022
End date for tendering position: June 15, 2022
During the tendering timeframe we will collect CVs
Interviews with the shortlisted candidates will be held in the week after the tendering end date, or by separate arrangement if required.

What we offer:

  • Position: Chef
  • Permanent Position
  • Work Place: Research Vessel “Falkor (too)” – www.schmidtocean.org
  • Salary: TBD upon interview
  • Rotation: approximately 2.5 months on/off (dependent on vessel schedule)
  • Paid leave: 1 days paid leave accrued per 1 day worked
  • Medical Insurance: yes
  • Flights: economy flight from home airport to vessel and return paid by Company
  • Accommodation: You will be assigned a cabin with an en suite bathroom. This cabin may have either one or two berths, but it is currently expected that you will be the only occupant. Interim and final cabin allocation will be based on the crew complement and operational requirements
  • Contract: Seafarers Employment Agreement as per Marine Labor Convention
  • Employment Company: SPS Maritime Ltd (registered in Cayman Islands)
  • Probation period: 3 months
  • Training: the Company provides training based on position, vessel requirements and other factors
  • A good team spirit
  • Ever changing challenges in varying scientific cruises with international teams of scientists
  • A high quality of life on board with excellent food and recreational facilities
  • Start date: August 2022. Exact start date TBD.

Job Description:

  • 1 Head-Chef and 1 Chef together cater for 25+ crew plus 30+ Scientists
  • Chefs report to Purser and Head Chef
  • Meals are served in 1 Mess Room (Crew and Scientists eating together)
  • Occasional BBQs and VIP events
  • We expect a healthy and variety rich menu – new ideas welcome
  • Good per head food budget available
  • Chefs are expected to plan the provisioning themselves and do the provision orders and/or direct shopping
  • Chefs are expected to work within a given budget and to account for it (controlled by the Purser)
  • Large well equipped galley and bakery
  • Sufficient provision storage space
  • Chefs are responsible for keeping the galley and provision storage areas clean at all times
  • The ship can be at sea for 35+ consecutive days.

What we look for:

  • Team-Worker
  • Good knowledge of different diets and able to cater accordingly
  • Positive attitude to the marine environment
  • Positive attitude to other crew-members / scientists / guests (it is extremely important that the candidate will fit in with the crew)
  • Enthusiastic
  • Thinking outside the box
  • Doesn’t mind working long hours
  • General interest in oceanographic science is an advantage
  • Safety consciousness
  • Social people who share the team spirit on board
  • People who wish to invest themselves into and commit to the Company for a long time
  • People who are willing to go the extra mile to adapt to special demands of a research vessel every single cruise
  • Organizational skills to conduct tasks independently to a high professional standard
  • Non-Smokers preferred

General Requirements for all crew:

  • Valid STCW95 Basic Safety Training
  • Valid seafarers medical fitness certificate (ENG1 or equivalent)
  • Proficiency Designated with Security Duties Certificate
  • Seaman’s Discharge Book
  • Good knowledge of the English language
  • US Visa (B-1/B-2), as required by nationality
  • Drug test will be done on first few days of employment
  • Clean Criminal Record
  • Background check will be done prior to employment

Specific requirements for this position:

  • Previous work experience on cruise ships and/or yachts would be an advantage
  • Ships Cook Certificate
  • Food Handler Permit

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter expressing interest and a comprehensive resume / CV that clearly illustrates why you are the ideal candidate for the position. Submit to jobsatsea@schmidtocean.org