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Dredge Cook

Dredge Cook

905 Pier Road Orange, TX, 77630, United States

Job Summary

  • A Dredge Cook is responsible for preparing and cooking meals aboard a dredging vessel. This role requires culinary skills, organization, and the ability to work efficiently in a marine environment. The Dredge Cook ensures that all meals are prepared in accordance with dietary requirement s, safety standards, and the preferences of the crew.
Key Responsibilities 
  • Meal Preparation: Plan, prepare, and cook meals for the crew onboard the dredging vessel, considering dietary needs, cultural preferences, and available ingredients.
  • Menu Planning: Create weekly menus that offer variety and balance in nutrition while adhering to budgetary constraints and supply availability.
  • Procurement: Order food supplies and provisions, ensuring adequate stock levels for planned meals and emergencies.
  • Food Safety: Maintain cleanliness and sanitation in the galley area, following hygiene regulations and food safety standards.
  • Equipment Maintenance: Regularly inspect and clean kitchen equipment, including stoves, ovens, and utensils, to ensure safe and efficient operation.
  • Inventory Management: Keep track of food inventory, monitor expiration dates, and rotate stock to minimize waste.
  • Dietary Accommodations: Accommodate special dietary requirements or restrictions of crew members, such as vegetarian, gluten-free, or allergies.
  • Team Collaboration: Coordinate with other crew members to schedule mealtimes, plan work shifts, and assist with additional duties as needed.
  • Record Keeping: Maintain records of food inventory, expenses, and meal preparation activities for reporting and budgeting purposes.
  • Emergency Response: Be prepared to assist in emergency situations, such as fire drills or medical emergencies, by following established protocols and providing support as necessary.


  • Culinary Skills: Proficient in food preparation techniques, including but not limited to baking, grilling, frying, and boiling.
  • Organizational Skills: Ability to plan and prioritize tasks efficiently, especially in a dynamic marine environment.
  • Adaptability: Capable of adjusting menus and meal plans based on changing circumstances, such as weather conditions or supply shortages.
  • Communication: Clear communication skills to interact with crew members, suppliers, and other stakeholders effectively.
  • Hygiene Standards: Knowledge of food safety regulations and practices to maintain a clean and sanitary kitchen environment.
  • Physical Stamina: Ability to work long hours in a confined space, often in a hot and humid environment, while standing, bending, and lifting heavy objects.
  • Certification: Possession of relevant certifications, such as a food handler’s permit or maritime safety training, is advantageous.
  • This job description outlines the essential duties and qualifications for a Dredge Cook position. However, specific requirements may vary depending on the employer and the nature of the dredging operation.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ability to work a 40-hour work week M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., additional hours as needed.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • This position requires fluent use of the verbal and written English language.

Required Certifications or Licenses

  • Driver’s license (with a clean driving record).

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to remain in seated stationary position for long periods of time.
  • Ability to walk around office to use equipment as needed.
  • Light lifting (Up to 20 lbs.) as needed.

Additional Duties

  • This Job Description does not cover all the required duties, activities, functions, and responsibilities of the position, any of which may change at any time according to the sole and absolute discretion of Muddy Water Dredging LP, with or without notice.

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Muddy Water Dredging is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, marital or civil union or domestic partner relationship, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, pregnancy status, as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected be federal, state, local law or ordinance or regulation.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Founded in 2021, Muddy Water Dredging LP’s goal is to become the premier dredging company for operational performance, environmental quality, and safety. Our company provides diverse services from maintenance dredging to coastal marsh restoration. Excellent training, a magnificent work culture, and state-of-the-art equipment ensure that we provide market setting satisfaction while preserving the environment, economy, and community we work and live in.