Human Resources

Mess Attendant

Position: Mess Attendant
Date: 11/09
Position Code: 8508
EEO Code: 661

Job Summary

Reports to the Steward. Works in the galley and primarily responsible for the cleanliness of the mess decks and galley; collects and distributes linen under direction of the Steward; may assist supervisor in preparation of meals.

Major Duties

Cleans and maintains sanitary galley spaces including utensils, equipment, mess decks, storerooms, access ladders, freezers, and refrigeration compartments.

May prepare fruits, vegetables, and other foods for cooking.

Assists in storing provisions and organizing galley dry stores.

Performs other duties as required. 

Desired Education/Experience for Hiring

Prefer a high school diploma or equivalent education and Mess Attendant experience on a similar vessel in the absence of a degree, equivalent work experience. Requires a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's Credentials endorsed as a Food Handler.

Candidates must be able to work effectively under adverse weather conditions.

All unlicensed personnel must have all applicable training as required by the Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 95).

Last updated: September 20, 2010