Busy, multi-task but highly enjoyable work environment.
Chef / Manager (Former Employee) – Esso Oil Platforms in Bass Strait Australia – September 27, 2016
My Offshore work was 12hr days, 2 weeks on/2 weeks off.
I would cook lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon teas, make bread, cakes, biscuits, hot and cold desserts, cleaning and camp duties as required. I was responsible for managing the catering and cleaning on site including all paperwork, stocktake, storerooms and stock rotation, food safety, supervising and mentoring staff. I worked closely with the Platform Supervisor to make sure our services ran smoothly and any special needs were catered for.
I improved my time management skills and working on oil & gas platforms also improved my safety awareness and commitment. Fortunately I had supportive management onshore and very good co-workers who helped keep our operation running smoothly to a high level. I work to high standards so the hardest part of the job was actually turning off and to stop doing more. The most enjoyable job aspect was exceeding clients' expectations whilst staying within budget to keep my company happy.
2 weeks off (after 2 weeks at work)
12 hour work days, being away from home/family for 2 weeks at a time