Viking Cruises

Sanitation Officer

September 9, 2019
Viking Cruises
Deck Jobs
not specified

Vessel type: Ocean-going cruise ship
Subordinates: All deck/engine & hotel crew in regards to Public Health.
Reports To: Hotel General Manager day to day

Staff Captain for VSP policies & Procedures


  • The major goal of the position is to ensure a smooth and efficient operation of all sanitation in the Hotel – Deck & Engine departments and in line with Company’s Rules and Regulations.
  • This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the shipboard employee occupying this position. Shipboard employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.


  • Responsible that the vessel has constantly the highest sanitation standard.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness of all outlets & locations assigned to the PH areas for Hotel departments in compliance with PH Rules (referring to US, Anvisa, Shipsan, Canadian, Australian etc.) or company policies (SMS/IPM...)
  • Must be familiar with the regulations of the individual countries/regions sailing in.
  • Responsible for PH and Sanitation trainings of all Deck, Engine and Hotel personnel, which includes but is not limited to hands on training for chemical usage/handling, equipment handling, cleaning techniques, time control plans, filling out logs i.e. blast chiller logs, cooling etc. in conjunction with the Chief Steward and all concerned HODs and retain all necessary logs.
  • Maintain, monitor and audit all sanitation logs (Galley, Restaurant, HK, Bar, Provision, Chemical, Potable water and Medical).
  • Must have all outlets ready for any announced or unannounced Public Health Inspection, either done by the Shipboard Senior Management or local authorities.
  • Monitor the dish wash areas during the peak hours to prevent loss of and breakage and monitor workload of the utility team.
  • Ensure Integrated Pest Management (IPM) procedures are well followed and maintain any documentation required and ensure on the floor follow up.
  • Inspecting periodically all Hotel areas with and without Ships Management for USPH compliance.
  • Ensuring proper storage of all chemicals onboard and periodically checking all chemicals stores.
  • Assist the Executive Sous Chef in care, treatment and training on the galley equipment, especially during cleaning process.
  • Assist the Executive Sous Chef in creating and monitoring work/repair orders and ensuring that all galley equipment is in full working order.
  • Ensure that waste control is in place, grocery breakage minimized and garbage separation followed.
  • Establish cleaning routines such as dust cleaning, china dipping schedule etc.
  • Ensuring that uniform and personal hygiene guidelines are followed according to the company standards.
  • Assist loading on the pier that all-perishable food Items are of highest quality and proper temperature / pest control before bringing on board.


  • Personality and Appearance: Must have a pleasant and courteous personality.  Must be well groomed and presentable.
  • Age and Health: Minimum age should be twenty-eight (28) years old.  Be physically fit and in good health, without any previous record of any medical problems, drugs and alcoholism.  Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs (30 kilos) on a daily basis and able to work a minimum of ten hours per day, seven days a week.
  • Professional Experience and Education: High School education or higher. Requires a minimum of five (3) years as kitchen Stewart & Sanitation officer related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience (Quality Hotels or Restaurants).  A strong PH background is required, as are managerial, organizational skills and hands-on experience in F&B Management with previous ship experience. Must be certified by the United States Public Health.
  • Communication and Language Skills: Must be able to read, write and fluently speak English clearly in order to interpret and orate documents, such as manuals and orders.  Other languages are considered a benefit. Must be able to effectively communicate with the ships command and senior management.
  • Work Ethic: Must be a serious professional and take great pride in his work.  Adherence to Company’s Rules and Regulations is a must to succeed in his job.
  • Computer knowledge:  Must be proficient with Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, MXP and computers in general.


  • Ability to lead and make decisions.
  • Ability to perform under pressure.
  • Ability to work with international team.
  • Product cost and quality conscious.
  • Good administrative skills.
  • Very good oral and written communication.
  • Experienced in coaching subordinates.
  • Excellent training and development skills

Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

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Viking Cruises

Viking Cruises


As the World’s Leading River Cruise Line® and the #1 Ocean Cruise Line, we are constantly innovating our business and growing our fleet. With more than 64 river ships and 6 ocean vessels cruising across 6 continents, we are the largest, most award-winning company in the industry. There is tremendous opportunity to join our dynamically growing company — whether on board our ships or in our corporate offices.


Viking Cruises was founded in Russia in 1997. The company established headquarters in Los Angeles, California in 2000 and through rapid expansion has enjoyed double-digit growth in recent years. With operational headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, Viking provides travel experiences for guests with an interest in geography, culture and history.


The award-winning Viking Longships offer a variety of stateroom categories and true two-room suites with full-size verandas. Onboard amenities include a restaurant, bar & lounge, library and expansive sun deck. River cruises range from 8 to 23 days, with itineraries featuring Europe’s Rhine, Main, Danube, Seine, Rhône, Douro, Moselle, Elbe, Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers; Russia’s Volga, Neva and Svir; Ukraine’s Dnieper; Egypt’s Nile; China’s Yangtze; and Southeast Asia’s Mekong.


In 2015, Viking introduced its first ocean ship with the christening of the 930-guest all-veranda Viking Star. One year later, Viking launched its second ocean ship, Viking Sea, which was joined by sister ships Viking Sky and Viking Sun in 2017 and by Viking Orion in 2018. The fleet welcomes Viking Jupiter in 2019. Four more yet-to-be-named ships are scheduled to launch by 2023. Ocean itineraries are designed to maximize the amount of time travelers spend in their destination. These enriching itineraries include base and combination cruises sailing to Scandinavia and Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Alaska, the Americas, and Africa.

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