Tips for steward/housekeeping jobs


#1

Looking to help a friend down on her luck who works housekeeping jobs in new york city. She said she already applied to major cruise ship companies.
She has 5 years experience but is esssentially completely green to working on boats, BUT she is completely enthusiastic about the chance to work.

I am wondering what smaller companies there may be, or contractor companies that work for major companies like Transocean.

I guess she would need a MMD eventually…

Any help much appreciated!


#2

I would think she would need a TWIC and a MMD initially.


#3

Maybe she can try NCLA, Norwegian Cruise Lines America, they are always looking for people. Or American Cruise Lines, American Caribbean Cruise Lines, Cruise West, Military Sealift Command, I think she would really need a TWIC & MMC for most of these though.


#4

Down here in the bayou there are catering companies that provide vessels w/ stewards…these stewards usually have no z cards and do not need them, as they are not part of the vessels COI.

I have a cook aboard the vessel now, who has no credentials…(TWIC only)…We use Sodexo to supply stewards, but there are other companies that are “3rd Party” to Boat companies.

HTH


#5

ART Catering and Aramark are regularly hiring for rig steward jobs.


#6

have her send me an email to chefken@chefken.com

if she is interested in working on private yachts as a stewardess, she would be based out of florida and get to travel tot he bahamas, caribbean, new england, west coast US mediterrian,.,. i spent 11 eyars as a chef doing that and still have contacts, several crew agencies that the BOAT pay a fee NOT the crew member, might take a day or so to get back to her as offshore now,make sure she puts something in teh SUBJECT line of the email as I get lots of junk mail, pay is good and lots of fun:)


#7

MSC is opening SU soon


#8

Wow! Thanks for the help.
I’m glad there are alternatives to a TWIC/MMD route as that is so time consuming and time is money, unless the company would pay down the line or allow the employee to work/train and then afford the cert’s.

I’m not sure but is there a deadline in the future for all 3rd party personnel to get a TWIC?


#9

You aren’t getting on any of our vessels w/o TWIC. I’m pretty sure that TWIC is fully implemented nationwide, although how strictly enforced is another discussion.

I would say TWIC is a minimum necessity to obtain while looking for vessel work.


#10

twic is not needed for private yachting,mmd is not needed for private yachting, only a passport


#11

I thought TWIC’s were need to get into some ports nowadays?


#12

[quote=Conspearasea;26584]You aren’t getting on any of our vessels w/o TWIC. I’m pretty sure that TWIC is fully implemented nationwide, although how strictly enforced is another discussion.

I would say TWIC is a minimum necessity to obtain while looking for vessel work.[/quote]

I’m sure that in a CFR somewhere there is a point where you don’t need a TWIC. Obviously if you are fishing with your buddies you dont need a TWIC. But what if you are working as a steward aboard a seasonal fishing boat.

I suppose the only way to know for sure is to inquire at each company’s security policy.


#13

My references are for “commercial vessels” running as Inspected.

Of course the yachtie world and fishing world are going to be something completely different…I guess I tend to forget the world “outside” of what most of the members on here seem to be doing, the commercial sector( which is TWIC implemented )