Stena Drilling (Canada) Corp.

Job Description

Francois Offshore Catering Ltd, are currently looking to recruit experienced and immediately available Second Chefs to join our clients Offshore Drilling vessel.

Stena Drilling is delighted to be commencing operations offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada for an anticipated five (5) month drilling campaign onboard the Stena IceMAX Drillship.

There are currently temporary opportunities for 2 Second Chefs, working on a 28/28 on/off rotation.

Business Address: Francois Offshore Catering Ltd, 710-10 Fort William Place, St. John’s, NL, A1C 1K4

Work Location: Onboard the Stena IceMAX Drillship, offshore NL. Please note there is a possibility that successful candidates will be required to join the drillship overseas at an international location prior to mobilizing to NL.

Wage: $26.31 CAD per hour

Benefits: Dental, Life, Medical, Vision, and where applicable, Offshore Allowance.

Position Objective:

To assist all catering aspects within the galley under the supervision of Accommodation Facilities Manager and Head Chef.


City & Guilds 706/1 & 706/2 or equivalent.
2 years relative experience
Basic food hygiene as minimum,
Relevant industry experience in a similar catering operation.
Demonstrate the following:
An understanding of nutrition and menu planning
Customer service experience
Good communication skills with the ability to maintain a good working relationship between company staff, customers, clients and management
Possess a strong commitment to teamwork
Ability to work with colleagues in a co-operative and non-conflicting manner
Be consistent and accurate in all areas of work
Ability to follow and encourage others to follow a quality/health & safety and environmental management system
Canadian BST/R
Regulatory Awareness
H2S Alive
WHMIS 2015
Suit Fit & Face Fit
Canadian Emergency First Aid, CPR & Defibrillator
Proficiency in Designated Security Duties / Awareness
Food Handler Certificate
Fluent in English, including reading and writing
Scope of duties:

Prepare food items in accordance with menu requirements using standard recipes and production methods, including the effective use of garnish and presentation techniques to enhance the visual impact of prepared food.
Utilise batch-cooking systems to ensure the continuous supply of fresh food to the customer.
Serve customers quickly in a courteous and polite manner.
Comply with customer requests in a timely, friendly, and efficient manner.
Assist with all deliveries are checked and stored in accordance with company procedures.
Ensure that any customer complaints are forwarded to the Accommodation Facilities Manager in a timely manner.
Ensure that good stock rotation procedures are followed (First in, first out) to minimize the wastage of commodities.
Ensure the highest standards of hygiene/cleanliness are maintained at all tim
Proficient in using materials, such as chemicals, are used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and MSDS sheets (Example: dilutions, storage, harmful effects etc).
A good understanding to all health and safety standards, policies and procedures.
Ensure that defective equipment is reported to the appropriate person and properly recorded.
Participate in team meetings and contribute ideas that will make the workplace healthier/safer more environmentally aware and more productive.
Attend training specific to your particular vessel.
Good communication with the Accommodation Facilities Manager and Head Chef of any concerns in a timely manner.
Carry out other duties as requested by the Accommodation Facilities Manager that could further enhance the overall service and efficient running of the catering operation.

How to Apply

Your resume should be sent to [email protected] with your name and the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Please note that only Canadian citizens or Canadian Permanent Residents will be considered, no exceptions.

Resumes must contain the following information:

Personal Information – Name, Nationality, Province/Territory of Residence, Phone Number(s) with area code(s), and Email address
Education/Training – Name and location of training institution, dates attended, name of completed program.
Experience – Name and location of company worked for, units worked on (type and name), dates of employment, job title(s), and brief descriptions of your main duties/responsibilities while in each position.
Offshore certificates – Attach all certificates you currently hold (that are valid) as per the “Skills, Education, and Experience” section above.

Please be advised that successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory training ahead of joining the drill ship, and as such, should be available to do so within the boundaries of provincial/federal covid-19 regulations in place at that time.


Thank you for your interest in our opportunities. Your application will be reviewed, and we shall revert accordingly should you be shortlisted.

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