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 – Chief Steward/ess

Start date for tendering position: May 18 2022
End date for tendering position: July 31 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: Chief Steward/ess
  • Permanent Position
  • Work Place: Research Vessel “Falkor (too)” – www.schmidtocean.org
  • Salary: TBD at time of 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: 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: End of August 2022 (exact start date TBD)

Job Description:

  • Coordination of Steward/ess work schedules
  • Coordination and assisting Serward/ess in their daily tasks
  • Assisting Purser with planned maintenance schedule of interior spaces
  • Assisting the Purser with administrative tasks
  • Oversees and assists with cabin allocation
  • Oversees and assists with interior orientation of Special Personnel
  • Oversees and assists with the cleanliness of the mess, accommodations, public spaces, offices, and science spaces etc.
  • Oversees and assists with laundry duties as required
  • Inventory of all hotel consumables, stores, uniforms and entertainment items
  • Maintaining the security of the accommodation spaces of the ship
  • Be familiar with all assigned security duties, both at sea and in port
  • Other duties as assigned by the Purser

What we look for:

  • Team-Worker
  • Professional and experienced Chief Steward/ess
  • 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
  • Passport
  • Good knowledge of the English language
  • US Visa (B-1/B-2), as required by nationality
  • Drug test will be done on first day 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
  • Food Handler Permit
  • Computer literate

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