The primary responsibility of the Assistant Butcher is to handle all raw meat preparations assigned by the Head Butcher.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Manage the organization of the stores and freezer and ensure compliance with company standards.
Possess basic professional butcher knowledge and skills.
Possess a thorough understanding of how to handle, defrost, prepare and portion all cuts of meat.
Complete tasks, and work efficiently and productively.
Possess advanced knife handling and butchery skills.
Conduct Portion Control reviews on a daily basis to ensure compliance.
Possess familiarity with the United States Public Health rules and regulations and ensure that they are followed on a daily basis.
Ensure that all the HACCP procedures are applied at all times and followed correctly.
Ensure that assigned area of responsibility is ready for announced or unannounced inspection conducted by Ship Management or local authorities.
Report for duty at assigned times.
Follows supervisor instructions.
Ensure that personal appearance, uniform and personal hygiene are in accordance with the company rules and regulations.
Training & Development:
Attend all meetings, training activities or classes related to assigned position as required.
Responsible for cost containment through the proper use, handling and maintenance of records, reports, supplies and equipment within assigned section.
Possess familiarity with the galley layout in terms of safety and security.
Have a full understanding of ship rules and regulations (SMS).
Participate in all required safety drills/training.
Ensure that all safety procedures are followed.
Cooperate with the Staff Captain in adhering to the Ship’s Safety Program.
Follow the Ship Rules & Regulations.
Maintain a safe and sanitary environment for all guests and crew members.
Follow proper procedures and instructions at all times to prevent damage of any kind to ship or company property.
Participate in safety drills as required.
Maintain a high level of crew morale within the administration dept. ensuring that all crew are treated in a fair and unbiased manner and the team works with a positive atmosphere.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Attend early stand-by for any inspection.
Assist the Butcher with any storing operation.
Ensure confidentiality when handling sensitive information.
Achieve the primary objectives of the position and comply with the above-mentioned accountabilities in a timely and efficient manner in accordance with ICS policies.
Project a favorable image of the company, promote its aims and objectives, and foster and enhance public recognition and acceptance of all its areas and endeavors.
Comply with the safety and pollution prevention regulations and operating procedures at all times, participating in all relevant meetings and training sessions.
Participate in all mandatory training without excuse.
Perform all other duties as requested by shipboard management or shore side.
Knowledge, experience, skill, and/or ability
High school diploma.
Minimum of 3 years in butchery in large operation.
Fluent in written and spoken English.
Communicate effectively with the senior management.
Possess ability to lead and make decisions.
Good administrative skills.
Experienced in coaching subordinates.
Must be cost and quality conscious.
Adhere to specific scheduled work hours, yet be flexible if circumstances require it.
Work with international team members.
Perform assigned duties under pressure (time constraints).
Fluency in additional language(s)
Cruise Ship Experience.
Required computer skills:
Knowledge of Microsoft programs to include but not limited to, Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point
Possess sufficient computer knowledge to use the company software.
Familiarly with relational database driven inventory control systems.
High School education or international equivalent.
USPH or HACCP certification preferred.
Equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of general office practices, procedures and equipment.
Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently.
Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to interact with senior-level management and owner representatives.
Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Work Environment & Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to: Stand; Use hands to finger, handle, or feel; Reach with hands and arms; Talk or hear and smell
The employee must be able to lift or move up to 55 pounds (25 kilograms) without assistance.
Ability to adjust focus, depth perception, peripheral vision, distance vision and close vision and to be able to otherwise perform the essential functions of the job in a manner that does not present danger to the employee or others with or without a reasonable accommodation.