SPS Maritime Ltd

SPS Maritime Ltd operates the 116.6m 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 Information – Chef
Start date for tendering position: 25 October 2022
End date for tendering position: 20 November 2022
During the tendering time frame we will collect CV’s.
Interviews for the shortlisted candidates will be held in the week after the tendering end date.

What we offer:

  • Position:  Chef
  • Permanent Position
  • Work Place: Research Vessel “FALKOR (too)” – www.schmidtocean.org
  • 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: TBD
  • 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: Mid December (Exact start date TBD)

Job Description:

  • 1 Head-Chef and 1 Chef together cater for 25+ crew plus 30+ Scientists
  • Head Chef reports to the Purser
  • Chef reports to Head Chef and Purser
  • Meals are served in 1 Mess Room (Crew and Scientists eating together), buffet style potential 100+ persons
  • Occasional BBQs and VIP events
  • Providing a well balanced menu and ensuring all dietary requirements / requests are met
    •  New ideas welcome
  • Provisioning of the vessel
  • Cleaning cooking utensils & crockery, galley spaces and storerooms
  • Ordering and menu planning
  • Expected to work within a given budget and to account for it (controlled by the Purser)
  • Maintain a high standard of personal hygiene and throughout the galley, scullery and storerooms
  •  Preparation of all meals, including carrying to and from the servery and ensuring presentation is to a high standard
  • Serving meals and doing dishes
  • The proper care, control and use of both dry and refrigerated stores
  • Implementation and maintenance of the company’s food safety standards
  • Enduring correct garbage separation (recycling) and removal from the galley and provision stores
  • Be familiar with all assigned security duties, both at sea and in port
  • Other duties as assigned by the Purser
  • The ship can be at sea for up to 60 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
  • Seamans 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
  • 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 and falkorcrewing@schmidtocean.org