A camp boss, or caterer, is a very important position in any community within the oil industry. It is a well known adage that an army travels on its stomach, and surely, so do employees working on an oil field or an oil rig. Not only is it necessary for the employees to be well fed to do their jobs properly, but if there were a mishap in food preparation, the entire operation might have to be shut down due to illness.
Because there seems to be no end to the world's need for oil, the consumption of oil continues to rise year after year. Developing countries need oil to fuel there budding economies, and they are buying more and more oil every year. As a matter of fact, China is now the second leading consumer of oil in the world, after the United States.
The oil industry will continue to grow for many years to come, so a job within the oil business represents secure employment. A camp boss fulfills an integral cog in the gears of oil production. There are many jobs available for camp bosses in the U.S. and also overseas. Camp bosses earn between $30,000 and $65,000 per year, with the average salary level of $55, 000.
A camp boss bears a lot of responsibility for the efficient running of the kitchen, and must supervise the staff working for him. One of the most important responsibilities is to conduct hygiene audits in the camp, and being aware of date and storage methodologies in order to ensure camp health and sanitation standards are maintained. Other parts of their job description may include: scheduling, cost control, ordering supplies, and supervising staff in all activities including emergency training. Some camp bosses are also responsible for managing all incoming and outgoing mail for the camp residents.
Some of the many places that camp bosses can find jobs in the United States are: Texas, Louisiana, and Alaska. There are also many positions available around the world in such places as the Netherlands, Persian Gulf, Poland, Libya, Kuwait, Canada, Sudan, Norway and Scotland.
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