OCEAN - Utility Cleaner


Utility Cleaner


Report to: Kitchen Steward, Head Utility Cleaner

Subordinates: N/A


To clean and maintain the Galleys tidy on a daily basis following the cleaning schedule established by the Management onboard.



  • To handle all the Cleaning materials, chemicals and machinery necessary for the daily operation.
  • Must participate in a training program in order to develop his skills in view for future promotions.
  • Must be able to work with Cleaning Machinery, assigned by the ship. This will include training for the different machinery onboard.
  • Must follow at all times the United States Public Health Rules and Regulations.
  • To assist with loading or provisions as directed.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness, maintenance and upkeep of all equipment and any other ship’s property that he/she is working with, to be responsibly minded for the breakage and loss of any equipment.
  • To use only ship’s authorized chemicals in the way and manner they’ve been instructed to.
  • To attend departmental meetings and trainings when requested


Personal hygiene and appearance

  • Take a shower before the commencement of one’s shift
  • Have trimmed and neat haircut.
  • Have at all times short and clean fingernails
  • Be always neat / well groomed and shave
  • Only delicate / appropriate jewelry to be worn
  • To perform all duties other than above as requested by his/her Supervisor.



  • Follow on board safety and security rules / regulations (SMS). Attend to schedules Safety Drills.


Education / Training

  • Elementary and middle school (8th grade) or higher. Experience and/or training in the hospitality field considered a plus.


Language requirements

  • Must be able to read and interpret English. Other languages are considered a plus.
  • Experience / Skills / Character
  • Must be able to work unsupervised and to a fixed time of schedule.
  • Must be reliable, honest and friendly.
  • Must be flexible.
  • Must be able to work under pressure.

“As for conditions — in terms of contracts, special benefits and vacations during the season — Viking is far above average within the industry.”

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