Job Description



Job Title:                             Utility Hand

Job Class:                            Non-Exempt

Reports To:                        Steward/Night Cook

Position Supervises:       None


General Summary:

Assists cook with the daily preparation and serving of meals and the maintenance of housekeeping duties at the workplace facility according to customer contract specifications.


Essential Job Functions/Major Responsibilities include the following: (Other duties may be assigned)

  •  Clean and maintain galley and quarters (bedrooms, hallways, stairways, TV rooms, and offices)
  •  Prepare and serve appropriate food as directed by Steward
  • Properly protect and store food for heath and sanitation purposes
  •  Prepare and maintain fresh coffee supply at all timesClean and sanitize dishes, utensils, and all reusable containers
  • Clean and organize pantry, walk-ins, and freezers ensuring proper rotation of perishables
  • Unload and store groceries and supplies as received, practicing proper rotation
  • Clean all soiled linen and properly store it
  • Make beds daily and clean storerooms
  • Clean, sweep, mop, strip and wax floors and bathrooms regularly
  • Clean and sanitize galley equipment as required
  • Participate in safety activities such as meetings, inspections, and demonstrations


Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist cook with other galley and food preparation duties as directed
  •  Maintain and clean galley along with quarters when special rig circumstances are required
  • Cleaning walls, baseboards weekly
  •  Show new employees on job their responsibilities and duties
  • Other duties, such as required by contract or as directed by management


Performance Measurement Criteria:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Basic knowledge in the safe and proper use of household pesticides and cleaning chemicals
  • Customer and employee relationship


Knowledge and Job Skills Required:

  • Ability to read and write
  • Ability to lift and carry using correct lifting techniques and appropriate equipment
  •  Ability to carry out detailed instructions independently
  • Ability to interact with people and communicate verbally


Education and/or Experience:

  • Elementary Education
  • Prefer basic training in prevention of food borne illness, sanitation, and personal hygiene


Essential Physical Functions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Standing- Continuously-Stand for sustained periods of time
  • Lifting- Frequent-Lift maximum of 50 pounds
  • Carrying- Frequent- Carry maximum of 50 pounds
  •  Climbing stairs/ladders-Frequent
  • Grasping-Frequent
  • Ability to support own weight to accomplish swing rope transfer
  • Reaching-Frequent- Reach I all directions
  • Walking- Constant
  • Stooping- Frequent
  • Pulling- Frequent- Pull maximum of 70 pounds
  • Crouching- Occasional
  • Feeling, particularly with fingertips
  • Hearing- ability to hear emergency or detailed information through verbal communication and alarms
  • Speaking- ability to express or exchange ideas and to convey detailed instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, and/or quickly
  • No active communicable diseases, diseases transmitted through food supply as listed by Centers for Disease Control Department of Health and Human Services

Mental Requirements:

  • Self confidence
  • Ability to interact with other people
  • Ability to handle multi-tasks
  • Work under stress
  • No phobias concerning heights, flying, boat travel, and confined spaces
  • Control of balance and of equilibrium
  • Constant awareness of safety


Environmental Job Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential fictions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Exposure to high or extreme cooking temperature
  • Exposure to industrial cleaning chemicals
  • Exposure to operational equipment
  • Exposure to drilling noises and rig vibrations
  • Requires living and working in remote confined space workplaces for extended periods of time
  • Exposure to boat and helicopter transportation from dispatch sites to jobsites and return
  • Required traveling throughout the Gulf coast area
  • Exposure to work assignments consisting of twelve (12) hour workdays on assignments that may last up to four (4) weeks
  • Exposure to day or night shifts
  • Occasionally on standby for “on-call” status
  • Exposure to uninterrupted work schedules (no holidays)
  • Lack of immediate access to critical medical services as well as urban community