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Security Guard

Chelsea, MA 02150

Posted: 07/17/2024 Job Number: LO115612126 Pay Rate: $18-19 / hour

Job Description

Job Description
Job Title: Security Guard
Department: Security
Reports To: Safety and Security Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Shift: Sun – Tuesday 6 PM to 6:30 AM; Wednesday 6 PM to 12:30 AM
Job Summary
The Security Guard maintains a safe and secure environment for employees, contract employees, contractors, and visitors by patrolling and monitoring premises and personnel. This position plays a crucial role in protecting property against fire, theft, vandalism, illegal activity, and entry or intrusion.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Be the professional “face” when monitoring, authorizing entrance and departure from the property by employees, contract employees, contractors and visitors; communicate basic personal protective equipment requirements to all; issue protective head protection.
  • Assist in the registration process for new employees, contractors, vendors and visitors in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Patrol randomly, as well as, regularly buildings and perimeters to ensure security; perform pre-defined checks and ensure various information is logged; Performs various personnel checks.
  • Protect company’s property, staff and environment by maintaining a safe and secure environment.
  • Observe and report signs of crime, disorder, disturbances, as well as, non-conformance to company policies and practices, etc.; Report all findings through various reporting mechanisms, the chain of command, or authorities as needed; Report in detail any suspicious incidents; 
  • May need to sound an alarm, contact police department, fire department or other emergency services for severe situations.
  • Monitor and control access at building entrances; assists with pedestrian traffic flow when necessary; regulates vehicle / parking lot assignment and flow when necessary.
  • Monitor various alarm systems and investigate alarms when needed; Aid evacuation when an evacuation is ordered; aid / direct first responders during emergency situations.
  • Monitor video cameras and operate video equipment; Save appropriate video finding for various investigations and non-conformance.
  • Communicate internally up, down, and across the organization, as well as, externally. Communication methods may include the use of e-mail, two-way radios, cell phone and land lines.
  • Performs various inspection including but not limited to, first aid, fire extinguisher, AED, Spill Kit, Emergency eye wash/drench shower, heaters, roof hatches, overhead doors, access doors, etc.
  • Documents and communicates daily activities on a daily shift report
  • Reports defects found in the environment; may require contacting maintenance immediately or filing a work request electronically.
  • May need to issue warnings of policy / procedure infractions.
  • May assist delivery of training or messages.
  • Drive various company vehicles when required.
  • Act lawfully in direct defense of life or property.
  • Assist others during medical emergencies; May perform first aid, CPR or utilize an AED (once trained)
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Although this position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, the position works in a collaborative environment. The position collaborates with other leadership and acts as a “coach” to others as they are trained. The position will also train other leadership on various methods of standard work enabling them to deliver training (Train the Trainer). The position may lead ad-hoc or “pilot” teams when developing standardized work / training.

Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Passion to keep all people, property, and our environment safe 
  • Integrity, professionalismethics and moral fitness
  • Ability to make independent and good judgement decisions with regard for policies and procedures
  • Maintain a professional appearance and perform duties in a professional manner
  • Ability to work well within a team, as well as, alone and without onsite supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; write reports of daily activities and irregularities in English; Ability to document processes and training one-point lessons (OPLs)
  • Can read, understand and apply concepts depicted in standard operating procedures
  • Leadership abilities; ability to manage / diffuse difficult situations
  • Agility and passion to “learn”, then “do” and “teach” others
  • Basic knowledge of the following technical skills to include MS Office, SharePoint, Database Applications, Video Application, others as required
  • Knowledge of public safety and security procedures/protocols
  • Surveillance skills, incident investigation, as well as, attention to detail
  • Second language a plus: Especially Spanish, French Creole, French. 



  • High school diploma or equivalent requiredHigher education and safety or security certifications are also a plus.
  • Maintain valid state issues motor vehicle license.
  • First Aid, CPR, AED certification or trained. We will train an appropriate candidate).
  • OSHA 10 hour or 30 hour coursework completion preferred
Physical Demands:
Physical Environment
  1. Navigating distances and times: 
    1. Comfortably navigate a security round per hour. Rounds can vary from 1/8th of a mile to 1+ mile. 
  2. Hourly round times can range from 15 minutes to 50 minutes of physical patrol time to protect various facilities. 
  3. Navigating environments includes:
    1. Inside buildings. 
      • Note: The production facility is ~34 degrees, warm clothing is a must.
    2. Outside in the elements and inclement weather conditions.
    3. Surfaces and environmental terrain can vary from (but not limited to); carpet tile, wood, concrete, asphalt, grass, curbs, uneven gravel and dirt.
  4. Surfaces can be slippery with, water, ice, or snow in inclement weather. 
  5. Maneuver safely up and down flights of stairs multiple times per round or shift. Stairs can be inside or outside. Ability to navigate up / down hilly terrain, over curbs and other obstacles. 
  6. Lift, carry or push weight in the following range: 5 to 60 pounds.
  7. Continuously stand at an assigned post from 2 hours to 10 hours (with legal break times). 
  8. The essential sensory and communicative activities include: 
    1. Seeing 
    2. Hearing 
    3. Speaking 
    4. Smelling 
    5. Feeling 
    6. Reading 
    7. Writing 

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