Bartell Drugs - Warehouse Security Guard

Job Locations US-WA-DES MOINES
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/27/2021 3:36 PM)
Requisition Number
Distribution Centers - Warehouse


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is required. In addition, it is helpful if the associate has minimal loss prevention experience.
  • This position requires a valid driver’s license to patrol the premises in a security vehicle (if applicable).


To perform this job successfully, the associate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required:


Language Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or associates.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently.

Mathematical Skills 

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training:

The following qualities are required:

  • Minimum age of 18 years old due to the work environment and hours.
  • Ability to pass drug test.
  • Committed to providing customer service that makes both internal and external customers feel welcome, important, and appreciated.
  • Ability to preserve confidentiality of information.
  • Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense of urgency.
  • Ability to work weekends and extended days on a regular basis.
  • Ability to work day or evening hours.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks/projects.
  • Ability to work within strict time frames and resolute deadlines.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft© Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) is helpful.


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The associate is:


  • Regularly required to talk and hear; verbally express ideas and impart information or instructions.
  • Frequently required to do the following activities:
    – Stand dynamically for long periods without a break.
    – Walk about.
    – Maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching, or running.
    – Twist upper torso.
    – Climb stairs and/or ladders.
  • Occasionally required to do the following activities:
    – Stand statically for long periods without a break.
    – Remain seated in a normal position for long periods.
    – Use hands to finger, handle, and/or feel; the ability to type, pick, pinch with fingers, seize, hold, grasp or turn with hands, and perceive attributes of objects and materials, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture, by touching with fingertips.
    – Reach up and out with hands and arms.
    – Lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds and carry a distance of one hundred (100) feet.
  • Rarely required to do the following activities:
    – Climb stairs and/or ladders.
    – Stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl.
    – Recognize flavors or odors and distinguish differences or similarities in intensity or quality of flavors or odors.
    – Lift up to one hundred (100) pounds and carry a distance of five (5) feet.
  • Specific vision abilities required for this job include:
    – Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less).
    – Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more).
    – Color vision and the ability to identify and distinguish colors.
    – Peripheral vision.
    – Depth perception and the ability to judge distances and spatial relationships.
    – Adjustable focus.




The primary purpose of this position is to ensure the security of the distribution center and its associates. The incumbent is required to perform all tasks in a safe manner consistent with corporate policies and state and federal laws


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


The associate is responsible for the functions below, in addition to other duties as assigned:

  • Maintain control of keys to the distribution center, complete daily safety inspections of the distribution center, and ensure first aid kits are properly maintained.
  • Communicate with inbound and outbound associates in the distribution center regarding special deliveries (if applicable).
  • Complete final load inspections and lock and seal outound trailers (if applicalble). 
  • Log and record all inbound and outbound traffic (if applicable). 
  • Observe the interior and exterior activity of the facility to ensure all operations are secure. 
  • Act as the telephone operator and log employee calls (if applicalbe); assign visitor badges.
  • Remain knowledgeable of commercial video monitoring and recording equipment, the public address and music systems in the distribution center, the fire suppression systems, and burglar alarm panels. 
  • Provide accurate alarm responses that include a series of codes, procedures, and telecommunication with the alarm service contractor and local emergency services.
  • Monitor the power being supplied to the computer room and be able to properly respond to power outages (if applicable).
  • Check bags and clothing for pilferage when associates leave the distribution center. 
  • Perform daily and random checks on check-off sheets completed by lift drivers to ensure they are completed accurately, and all machinery is in proper working condition (if applicable). 
  • Prepare, receive, and file incident reports for situations that occur in the building (if applicable). 
  • Utilize the Threshold computer system to create identification badges and operate automatic door locks in the building (if applicalble). 
  • Assign and track personnel lockers (if applicalble). 
  • Administer or assist with random and/or post-accident drug testing done on site. 
  • Handle emergency calls from the facility to the emergency response systems. 

Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered
while performing the essential functions of this job. The associate is:

  • Regularly exposed to indoor conditions with a moderate noise level.
  • Occasionally exposed to:
    – Wet or humid conditions.
    – Outdoor weather conditions.
    – Extreme cold (non-weather).
    – Extreme heat (non-weather).
  • Rarely exposed to:
    – Work near moving mechanical parts.
    – Work in high, precarious places.
    – Fumes or airborne particles.


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