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Assistant Storekeeper

Date Posted
13th December 2017
Hospitality, Tourism & Food Service
Job Type
Cruise Ship
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Assistant Storekeeper works under the guidance of the Storekeeper. He assists in the maintenance of all assigned food storerooms.

Job Description


  • Assists with maintaining organized and clean storerooms that are properly labeled, and product is protected and safeguarded.
  • Assists with preparing storerooms for new inventory to be received.  Stock stores according to company policy and safety standards.
  • Responsible for rotating product in stores in accordance to first-in-first-out (FIFO) and expiration dates.
  • Assists with preparing external orders of food, chinaware, glassware, hollowware, flatware, and table linen for the Provision Master.
  • Assists in maintaining all related inventory within budgeted levels and reports any variances to the Provision Master.
  • Advises Storekeeper of any variances from received orders compared to order.
  • Assists with filing internal requisitions, and issuing the product requested and approved, according to Company policy.
  • Assists with controlling waste and spoilage of product.  Completed room temperature logs on company approved forms.
  • Assists with daily spot checks of inventory for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Assists with inventory accuracy of on-hand quantities compared to the inventory management system. 
  • Advises Storekeeper and Provision Master of any unsafe conditions in the storeroom areas.
  • Assists in ensuring work equipment (forklifts, platform) are working properly and reports faulty or broken equipment, fixtures and fittings.  Uses required PPE equipment while on duty.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.




  • Minimum 1.5 years as a Storekeeper or Food and Beverage Storeroom Attendant for a high-volume multi-outlet food and beverage operation or previous shipboard experience in the same position is required.
  • Minimum one year experience dealing with vendors and suppliers, as well as, inspecting product for quality and adherence to specifications is required.
  • Basic to Intermediate knowledge and experience working in a large food storing and issuing operation is required.
  • Basic to Intermediate level English verbal and writing skills, including the proper use of English grammar is required.



  • High school diploma or foreign equivalent is required.
  • Training Course Certificates in the areas of public health, safety, environmental, public health and sanitation regulations and procedures from a recognized educational institution are required.



  • Proactive, Team Player, Problem Solver
  • Passionate about hospitality and customer service driven
  • Must have a professional appearance and good hygiene
  • Respect for all co-workers and guests
  • Pride in your work by creating positive energy, excitement and fun
  • Able to work 7 days a week
  • Demonstrate positive behaviors; smiling, being polite and courteous
  • Able to develop a camaraderie with team members
  • Ability to live in close quarters, share limited space with other cabin-mates



  • While performing the essential functions of this job, all team members are required to stand; walk long distances on the ship; use hands to touch, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk, hear, taste and smell.  All vessel positions require repetitive motion of bending, climbing, going up and down stairs and lifting more than 25 pounds.  This job requires specific vision abilities to include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • All team members must be physically able to participate in emergency life-saving procedures and drills. All vessel positions require full use and range of arms and legs as well as full visual, verbal and hearing abilities to receive and give instructions in the event of an emergency including the lowering of lifeboats. 
  • Work within different temperature changes-indoors to outdoors.
  • Able to pass basic safety course.
  • This is a minimal description of duties. Other work requirements may be necessary and assigned as business or maritime law dictates.

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