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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

47400 Steward Assistant/Galley Utilityman/Messman

Performs a variety of the following duties: Sets out night lunches; defrosts and cleans refrigerators; cleans messroom, gear, and equipment; sweeps and scrubs messroom deck; sets and clears tables; draws stores, linen, and utensils; disposes of trash and garbage and scrubs garbage cans; cleans brightwork and woodwork, and removes grease and finger marks from paintwork; assists in taking inventory. May clean ladders and passageways.


Cleans and maintains steward department areas. Makes up bunks and cleans rooms, toilets, and showers of officers and others, as assigned; cleans laundry room; refrigerated spaces, passageways, ladder wells, storerooms, linen lockers, ship's office, and radio room; sorts, counts, stocks, and issues linens; assists in the serving of meals in the messroom or pantry.