Chief Steward

The tasks of a Chief Steward, Ship is expected to perform include:

Supervising and co-ordinating activities in Steward?s department aboard passenger and cargo vessel

Ensuring comfort of passengers aboard ship

Supervising workers engaged in housekeeping and meal serving

Arranging space for shipboard recreation activities

Inspecting passenger areas for cleanliness

Observing services rendered by Steward personnel for conformance to company standard

Collaborating with Chief Cook and Chief Passenger, vessel to plan menu

Requisitioning stores such as food, sundries and furniture

Ordering replacements for personnel leaving ship and authorises overtime work

Estimating food costs

Maintaining necessary accounts

Complying supply, overtime and cost control records

Ability to supervise workers engaged in housekeeping

Ability to maintain cleanliness

Proficient in maintaining accounts

Proficient in co-ordinating with chef

Ability to create space for re-creation activities

Knowledge of marine communication system operation

Will be updated

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Good communication skills

Highly motivated and self-driven

Physically fit

Team player

Time management skills

It needs one to be on their toes

Need to handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job

Part-time work is not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Ship usually sails for 5/6 days a week and works for 14/15 hours every day. This may vary from ship to ship

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include stress, fatigue, sea sickness, etc.

Health hazards include exposure to extreme weather, rising temperatures, fire, ambient air quality, etc.

Will be updated

Overview of Shipping Industry in India

Indian shipping industry plays a crucial role in Indian economy. As 90% of the nation?s trade by volume is done via sea. India has been the largest merchant shipping fleet among the developing nations. Indian shipping industry supports transportation of national and international cargos and also provides various other facilities such as ship building, ship repairing, lighthouse facilities, freight forwarding, etc. Indian shipping industry with emergence of globalisation and liberalisation is firmly ready to acquire new dimensions in terms of demand and infrastructural development. While in knowledge based economy, soft intangible parameters like human capital, information technology and expertise are becoming increasingly important for increasing innumerable opportunities. Today India has become the source of quality seafarers to global ship owners. Indian shipping firms normally rely on the inherent IT skills of Indians to play a pivotal role in IT activity involved in international shipping and the country can come up with a business centre for information processing requirements of the international ship owners.

Job Opportunities in Shipping Industry

Shipping industry offers job opportunities for thousands of people in India. Shipping job is one of the oldest careers offered with charm, income and a unique lifestyle. Usually shipping jobs in India are found in major cities with various ports and even non-port cities like New Delhi and Bengaluru. The jobs include merchant navy, cruise ship, freight, bulk carrier companies and oil tanker jobs. And even in many international cruise ship companies which are connected to India there are other jobs like nursing, cruise ship nurse, cargo ship, marine medical jobs and cruise ship summer jobs in India.

Indian Navy

Shipping companies across India

Cruise Liners

Cities across India

Will be updated

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Good communication skills

Highly motivated and self-driven

Physically fit

Team player

Time management skills

Directorate General of Shipping

Trident College of Maritime Technology