Sanitation Officer - VSP
ON BEHALF OF OUR RESPECTABLE CLIENT, WE ARE LOOKING FOR FOLLOWING POSITION:
The Sanitation Officer VSP is responsible for fleet wide shipboard sanitation audits with a view to achieve and maintain a level of food and water safety and sanitation on board that will minimize the risk to all guests and crew of any food related illness & communicable diseases.
The Sanitation Officer VSP interacts with all dept heads & reports directly to the Hotel Director & Fleet Sanitation Officer VSP.
His/her responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Responsibility and authority:
- Compliance with all aspects of the Vessel Sanitation Operation Manual, including but not limited to:
- Potable water
- Swimming Pools and Whirlpool Spas operation
- Food safety
- Integrated Pest Management Plan and Program
- Housekeeping & Child Activity Centers VSP operation
- Communicable Disease Prevention
- Gastrointestinal Illness Surveillance
- Review USPH corrective action with the Hotel Director and other department heads and assist with follow-up where necessary.
- Maximize knowledge through training to achieve set sanitation standards that will comply with:
- USPH (vessel sanitation manual)
- Food and Drug Agency
- USDA – United States Department of Agriculture
- Any local regulations of countries the ship might visit.
- Food Code, (US Public Health Service)
- Ensure that the practical working requirements for the Vessel Sanitation Program, including any legal requirements, compliance and best practices are met.
- Established public health manual in compliance with the Safety Management System.
- Be familiar with the IPM equipment, chemicals and risk assessments.
- Be familiar with the Vessel Sanitation Program and its aims.
- Be familiar with the 1999 Food Code.
- Schedule and carry out unannounced sanitation audits on a fleet wide basis.
- Assist with VSP training of management and crew.
- Analyze audit findings in a fair, balanced and constructive manner. Provide the ship with a written report indicating food and water sanitation conditions at the time of the inspection.
- Liaise with USPH inspectors from the Vessel Sanitation Program for follow-up to the ships regular bi-annual inspections.
- Accompany USPH inspectors during inspections.
- Analyze USPH scores and reports and provide ships with necessary follow-up action.
- Familiarize with the construction/basic engineering of catering buy out equipment (dishwashing machines, ovens, etc) and understand the differences in make and model, applications etc.
- Liaise with dry dock and wet dock project managers regarding installation of new equipment.
- Attend all wet and dry docks to evaluate IPM program.
- Monitor shipboard IPM Plan and Program.
- Ensure new-buildings comply with USPH regulations before service induction through assistance in training, audits etc.
POTENTIAL TEAM MEMBERS MUST MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor’s Degree/Experience is a plus – or higher certification in related field (agriculture, bio-chemistry, food technology, epidemiology, microbiology, public health and sanitary engineering).
- Be familiar with the construction/basic engineering of catering equipment (dishwashing machines, ovens, etc.,) and understand the differences in make and model, applications etc.
- Must be able to speak, read, and write English fluently.
- Computer literate: Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint (experience at intermediate level).
- Team player
- Must be able to communicate well in a multicultural environment.
- Front of House Talent + Assessment
- Marlins with a score of 90% or above
- European citizenship
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