Housekeeper Job in Alaska
The housekeeper contributes to the health, wellness, and living environment onboard the vessel by maintaining clean and orderly spaces onboard.
They maintain a schedule for exchanging and cleaning linens, personal clothing, and toiletry items in the showers and bathrooms.
Housekeepers are expected to:
- Clean the wheelhouse, bathrooms, ship’s offices, corridors, common areas, and stairways.
- Sweeps, scrubs, and polishes floor.
- Assist galley staff with food preparation
- Cleans rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies.
- Dusts furniture.
- Washes walls, ceiling, and woodwork.
- Washes windows, door panels, and sills.
- Empties wastebaskets
- Transports trash and waste to disposal area.
- Replenishes bathroom supplies.
- Replaces light bulbs.
- Responsible to do laundry for each individual crewmember, 1x/week, on published schedule
- Responsible to do processing room gloves/sleeves/overalls daily
- Responsible to ship’s linen for all all crew 1x/week.
- Performs other similar or related duties as requested or assigned.
- Read chemical labels, understand mixing ratios, and do simple math calculations for measuring volume in a container.
Typical work hours are 16 hours per day, 7 days per week. Work hours may be extended during offload or backload which may result in uneven shifts and sleep patterns.
While performing the duties of this job, housekeepers are regularly exposed to cleaning equipment and commercial cleaning chemicals. Employees are also regularly exposed to wet, humid and freezing conditions and moving mechanical parts. Employees are frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, and occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, vibration and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Cooks work onboard a vessel in the ocean which by nature produces varying degrees of motion onboard
Housekeepers are expected to wear protective clothing and equipment such as cleaning apparel, rain gear, gloves, rubber boots, hardhat, noise suppression devices. Also used as required: safety goggles, storm weather clothing, life preserver, survival suit, skiff, life rafts.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
All employees must be able to:
- Board and exit the vessel by gangplank or Jacob’s ladder without
- Board or exit a skiff without assistance in all weather
- Ascend and descend steep stairways and ladders in all
- Work at least 16 ½ hours per day, 7 days per week for the duration of the
- Perform repetitive tasks for extended periods of
- Stand and walk; lift weights up to and over 50 pounds for full range from floor to above their head repeatedly.
- Use fingers, hands and arms to push, pull and reach.
- Bend and twist.
- Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
- Work long hours in all kinds of
- Work in a cold and wet
- Don life jacket, life vest and/or survival suit without
- Must be able to pass pre-employment and random drug tests per USCG
All employees must be able to:
- Hear, understand, and follow instructions, directions, safety rules and procedures in
- Use interpersonal and teamwork skills.
- Live and work with others in close
- Be away from medical care and supervision for 3+ months at a
- Share crew quarters, bathroom facilities, and common dining areas with other crew
Discern between various shades of color for identifying and using cleaning products, as well as for safety signs, alarms and warnings.
O’Hara Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.