Warehouse Security Guard

Job Locations US-WA-DES MOINES
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/6/2021 8:22 PM)
Requisition Number
# of Positions
Distribution Centers - Warehouse


Why You'll Love Working Here

Discover your next chapter at the nation’s oldest drugstore chain! We have been NW grown for 130 years and counting. At Bartell Drugs, you have the opportunity to make your career goals a reality — working alongside bright, dedicated and caring individuals who are passionate about the health, well-being and happiness of our neighbors.

We’re passionate about serving our customers, supporting the health and wellness needs of our community, and showcasing on our shelves over 150 local partners, all made right here in the Pacific Northwest.  One position is scheduled for Monday - Friday from 5:00 AM - 1:30 PM and the other position is scheduled from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.



The primary purpose of this Asset Protection 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 outbound trailers (if applicable). 
  • 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 applicable); 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 applicable). 
  • Assign and track personnel lockers (if applicable). 
  • 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.

What’s In It For You?

  • Be Part of a Great Team
  • Opportunities for Growth and Learning
  • Competitive Health Plan
  • Generous PTO (3 weeks in your first year!)
  • Climate-controlled Warehouse
  • Discounts with Bartell Drugs and cellular carriers (Verizon & AT&T Wireless)


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 meet physical demands of position.
  • 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.


  • 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).


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