Food Safety & Sanitation Officer

Food Safety & Sanitation Officer

Job Summary

The Gig

The Food Safety & Sanitation Manager is responsible for the entire Sanitation Operation within the Hotel Department onboard. They are responsible for carrying out shipboard hygiene and sanitation inspections in order to help achieve and maintain food and water safety onboard to minimize the risk of any food or water related illness and relevant communicable diseases.

The Food Safety & Sanitation Manager is a critical position to ensure the success of our Hotel Utility department that supports both Galley and Housekeeping operations.

What's expected and what you'll be up to

  • Responsible for the sanitation operation for all equipment and machinery within the Hotel department including but not limited to Galley outlets, Galley consumables and all work orders in all Galleys, Outlets and Crew dining areas.
  • Oversees the daily cleaning procedures and maintenance of all Galleys, Outlets, Bars and Crew dining areas ensuring compliance with company policies and the latest Health and Sanitation regulations (USPH) at all times.
  • Responsible for the implementation, regulation and monitoring of USPH standards onboard.
  • Provides training to F&B and Housekeeping staff in USPH practices.
  • Interacts with all department heads within Deck, Technical and Hotel onboard in relation to sanitation and hygiene onboard.
  • Reports significant public health issues to the Hotel Director, Executive Chef and nominated Public Officer ashore.
  • Prepares corrective action report following inspections in conjunction with the Food and Beverage Director and Senior Executive Chef.
  • Ensure that all waste produced and handled by the Hotel department complies with rules set by MARPOL and company SMS.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all cleaning supplies and consumables are used economically and wastage is minimized.
  • Ensure culinary team members work according to the standards set out by USPH and HACCP.
  • Responsible for the appearance and cleanliness of all Sanitation team members.
  • Reports to Technical department any defects or repairs that affect the daily operation in the galley and that potentially violate USPH and/or SMS requirements.
  • Implements work schedules for all cleaning team members taking into account ILO Work and Rest hours ensuring guidelines are adhered to.