Utility Storekeeper



Department: Food
Sub-Department: Non Culinary

Reports To:  Head Storekeeper, Provision Master, Assistant F&B Director, Food And Beverage Director

Position Summary

The primary responsibility of the Utility Storekeeper is to be responsible for a warehouse inventory location, including receiving, storing, inventorying and issuing of Food and Beverage related items.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Receive, store, and issue Food, Beverage, Hotel, or Cleaning Products used by the Food Department.
  • Participate in the loading of all products necessary to the operation of the Food Dept.
  • Ensure requisitions are prepared and delivered in a timely manner and in accordance with the requisition timetable.
  • Ensure appropriate FIFO rotation is in place in assigned area.
  • Report any issues to the Provision Master.
  • Participate in the cleaning of all storage facilities according to the Public Health procedures and standards.
  • Conduct scheduled and end-of-voyage physical inventory of assigned store according to Provision Master instructions.
  • Complete Individual responsibilities assigned by the Head Storekeeper/Provision Master and the Assistant Food & Beverage Director.
  • Receive on the job training regarding cleaning and sanitation procedures.
  • Possess knowledge of all cleaning materials and chemicals, taking the necessary precautions to avoid any bodily injuries or damages to the ship property.
  • Report for duties at assigned times.
  • Follow instructions from Superior in line with the company rules and regulations.

Training & Development

  • Attend all meetings, training activities or classes related to assigned position as required.
  • Follow the ship rules, policies and regulations.
  • Attend the training for new food crewmembers to become familiar with new job and living environment.


  • Report spoilage and non-moving items to the Head Storekeeper & Provision Master.

Safety Responsibilities

  • Possess familiarity with the provision area 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

  • 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 SSSL 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


  • Professional experience.
  • 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).


  • Previous Storekeeping experience.
  • 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


  • High School education or international equivalent.
  • STCW.
  • 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 senior-level management and owner representatives.

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.