Assistant Linen Keeper

negotiable Expires in 8 months

JOB DETAIL

Department: Hotel Sub-Department: Housekeeping

Reports To: Chief Housekeeper. Assistant Chief Housekeeper

Direct Reports: N/A

Position Summary

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Linen Keeper is to assist the Linen Keeper in the control, storage, delivery, and receiving of all linens, towels, and uniforms.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Operational:

  • Work in conjunction with the Linen keeper.
  • Notify the Linen Keeper of any problems regarding the linen, towels and uniforms.
  • Receive soiled galley uniforms, sort, and issue clean ones.
  • Responsible for the linen and uniform lockers.
  • Inventory Linen and Uniform lockers with the Linen Keeper when required by F&B Manager/Hotel Controller or Head of Department.
  • Assist in checking the condition of linen towels and uniforms, and inform Chief Housekeeper of any issues or damages.
  • Assist the Linen keeper with the counting and logging all the incoming and outgoing linens, towels and uniforms.
  • Prepare linens and towels for steward/stewardesses for morning and turn down service.
  • Ensure that all stewards/stewardesses have enough linens and towels for service of suites.
  • Inform Chief Housekeeper promptly of any shortages.
  • Advises Chief Housekeeper when there is a need to issue new linen and towels for guest and crew.
  • Together with Linen Keeper responsible for overall cleanliness of Linen Room, Uniform room and Linen room Office.

Training & Development:

  • Attend all meetings, training activities or classes related to assigned position as required.

Financial:

  • Ensure that all uniforms and linens are maintained.
  • Assist the Linen Keeper to ensure that all transactions are accurately recorded, so that inventories match.
  • Ensure tasks are completed within assigned working hours.
  • Possess knowledge of the revenue aspects of the operation.
  • Ensure cost-effective operation of department, aware of Breakage prevention procedures.
  • Minimize operating expenses without affecting product standards delivered to the guests.
  • Conduct inventory checks when required.

Safety Responsibilities:

  • Be in possession of valid STCW certificates.
  • Possess familiarity with the vessel 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.
  • Is 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.

Resources:

  • Possess knowledge of operational manuals including SMS, VOM, USPH, HKOM and Training Manual as instructed by Linen Keeper, Assistant Housekeeper and Chief Housekeeper.
  • Instructions/explanations provided by Chief Housekeeper and Asst. Housekeeper.
  • Possess knowledge of Shipboard Trainings.
  • Maintain a high level of crew morale within the housekeeping department ensuring that all crew are treated in a fair and unbiased manner and the team works with a positive atmosphere.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications

Knowledge, experience, skill, and/or ability

Required

  • Positive attitude and outgoing personality.
  • Team player.
  • Open minded and flexible.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Communicate effectively with others.
  • Good administrative skills.
  • 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).

Preferred

  • Fluency in additional language(s)
  • Cruise Ship Experience.

Computer skills, optional:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs.
  • Possess sufficient computer knowledge to use the company software.

Education/experience/certifications:

  • Elementary and middle school education (8th grade) or higher.
  • Minimum of 2 years related experience and/or training in the hospitality field, preferably inside the Linen Room.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Skills:

  • 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 others.

Math Ability:

  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:

  • 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.

Vision Requirements:

  • 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.