Safety/Security Specialist
Kirkland's - Jackson, TN

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Under the direction of the Safety/Security Manager, the Safety/Security Specialist will have the responsibility for the safety/security pertaining to the distribution center, and serve as the first line of communication for all related matters.

  • Ensure company policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Arm/disarm the burglar alarm at the beginning/end of day. Secure, repair or bypass doors on the alarm system.
  • Man the employee entrance/exit during start and end of shift and breaks conduct bag checks and look for employee injuries in an effort to prevent/document a workers comp claim.
  • Prepare a daily log of those present and absent and present to the managers, receptionist and guard shack so we can account for everyone in the event of an emergency.
  • Responsible for orientation of new full time and temporary employees. Includes photographs and signed orientation form.
  • Provide basic first aid as needed. (Must have basic first aid certification or be willing to be certified.)
  • Prepare photo ID’s with discount and clock in bar code attached for all full time employees.
  • Provide both foot and vehicle safety/security patrols throughout the facility and its property as directed in order to minimize and deter crime, promote safety, and serve the interest of the company, while generating positive safety/security awareness and relationship building.
  • Inspect, flush, and document eye wash stations on a weekly basis.
  • Inspect and document fire extinguishers on a monthly basis.
  • Compile, coordinate, and conduct annual OSHA training for ALL employees.
  • Provide training for all motorized vehicles.
  • Identify and update MSDS logs and provide necessary training to all employees.
  • Alarm, bypass, and reset the fire alarm system.
  • Ensure that all property leaving the facility has proper documentation such as a bill of lading or property removal form.
  • Maintain the security cameras on the designated areas and record CD’s as needed for investigative purposes.
  • Investigate, document and report all damages to the facility and equipment to the appropriate department.
  • In an emergency situation, enforce company procedures and direct local fire, medical, and/or law enforcement personnel as needed.
  • In the event of severe weather- related emergency, direct all persons within the facility and on company property to take appropriate shelter immediately.
  • Investigate and prepare reports and files of safety/security deficiencies, personnel accidents/injuries, crime, and security incidents.
  • Upon notification of an emergency/injury, respond immediately and proceed directly to the site; ascertain the nature of said emergency/injury, rendering first aid as priorities dictate.
  • Fill the Cores/Keys requested from stores every payroll period or as needed.
  • Minimum of high school diploma or GED from an accredited provider.
  • Prior experience and skills in a safety/security, loss prevention, or law enforcement environment preferred.
  • Previous experience in access control, employee ID systems, and CCTV systems preferred.
  • Ability to communicate with all personnel.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and judgment.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively handle multiple situations simultaneously.
  • Effective writing and data collecting skills for report generation.
  • Previous experience in handling emergency and/or emergency medical situations preferred.
  • The ability to read, write and speak the Spanish language preferred.
  • Basic first aid certification preferred.

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