Facility / Gate Guard

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Facility / Gate Guard

Position Summary: The Facility Guard is responsible for ensuring the protection of persons, property, and equipment at the assigned facility/location. The Facility Guard will safely and effectively monitor the traffic in and out of the assigned facility/location by performing the duties outlined in this job description.

Essential Responsibilities:  

  1. Monitoring – Remains alert for the presence of unauthorized persons and/or safety and security policy violator; patrols assigned area as necessary on foot to ensure personnel, area, building and/or equipment security; performs periodic checks of emergency call boxes and/or street lights to ensure proper functioning; reports all malfunctioning as required
  2. Policing – Approaches suspicious person(s) with caution and care and/or notifies authorities (internal to company or police, depending upon appropriate response based upon sound judgment); watches for irregularities, such as security breaches, facility/area and safety hazards, and emergency situations; contacts appropriate company personnel and/or emergency responders (police, fire, and/or ambulance personnel, as required); informs and warns violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles
  3. Record-keeping – Prepares routine, standardized reports and/or completes standardized forms and/or photocopies necessary identification as required by company standard operating procedure
  4. Safety, Sanitation, Security – Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area. Assist in maintaining the security of the facility/warehouse/location. Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety. Comply with OSHA, SDS, and Port City Logistics Safety Standards.

Non-Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Other duties as assigned

Required Skills / Qualifications

Education High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the geography of the site to which assigned
  • Knowledge of portable fire extinguishers and their locations
  • Detail-oriented
  • Investigative nature and approach to situations that seem unordinary or possibly sub-standard
  • Able to work outside in extreme weather conditions
  • Able to maintain accurate records
  • Able to communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing
  • Able to react appropriately in emergency situations
  • Able to retain knowledge, information, and directions on an ongoing basis and communicate effectively with others
  • Able to comprehend numerous policies, procedures, concepts and to be able to respond using discretion and interpretive judgment based on general and specific policies
  • Able to see and hear accurately in both day and nighttime conditions
Experience (none required but preferred/appreciated)
Certification(s) (none)
Reading Moderate – Ability to read written instructions, manuals, order requests, bills of lading, container detail reports, machine equipment readings, measurements, or gauges; ability to have attention to detail and to have moderate reading comprehension skills (English)
Math Moderate – Ability to count accurately, do simple math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), write legibly, read numbers, and correctly complete mathematical problems in situations that require a mathematical resolution (e.g. inventory discrepancy)
Writing Ability to write correctly, legibly, and often detail-oriented information
Managerial (none)
Policy / Decision Making (none)
Technical Skills Ability to use a physical, digital time clock; to use a computer and/or printer and/or copy machine; to use a calculator; to use a hand held radio
Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others in a close working environment or over a great distance via hand held radio; ability to efficiently coordinate work and to work as a team with internal and external employees of the company
Training This position requires satisfactory completion of New Hire Safety Training provided by the employer

As a condition of employment, employee must successfully complete a background investigation and a pre-employment drug/alcohol test.

Preferred Skills / Qualifications

Certification(s) State security officer license and/or security officer training certifications
Knowledge & Skills
  • Knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid

Physical Demands

  1. Constant sitting
  2. Frequent bending
  3. Somewhat frequent movement
  4. Extended periods of time during which this person must be capable of sitting, standing, and/or walking
  5. Ability to lift up to 30 pounds


  1. Extreme Temperatures – Seasonally, employees may experience heat, cold, and extreme temperatures
  2. Wetness and/or Humidity – Seasonally, employees may experience bodily discomfort from moisture
  3. Noise and Vibration – Often (daily) employees may experience noise and/or vibration sufficient to cause hearing loss
  4. Physical Hazards – Frequently (daily or several times per  week) employees may experience exposure to dangerous machinery

Primary Work Location

  • Office Environment
  • Warehouse
  • Vehicle
  • Outdoors
  • Other (specify): also inside a free-standing guard shack that has a window A/C unit

Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  1. Safety Vest
  2. Steel toe boots/shoes
  3. Hard Hat (required only for the Satellite Logistics accounts)
  4. Full face respirators (required only for bag dump procedure)

Optional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  1. Safety Glasses
  2. Ear Plugs
  3. Gloves

Important Note: This job description reflects the current assignment of essential and non-essential functions and is not meant to be all-inclusive nor serve as an agreement of employment. Duties and responsibilities may be assigned or reassigned to this job at any time.  

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