Hy-Vee Food Stores PDI Security Officer - Part Time in Ankeny, Iowa



The Security Officer insures the safety and security of all PDI buildings and sensitive areas. The Officer observes and reports for correction of any and all safety, security and policy violations.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or great than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly. Could be called upon at any time to render aid in an emergency or crisis situation requiring medium to heavy lifting and physical fitness.

  • Reports to work when scheduled and on time. Adheres to company policies and departmental guidelines.

  • Monitors all inbound and outbound vehicle traffic and outside carrier’s properly using dispatch application program, ensuring information is entered correctly and direction is given in a professional manner. Verifies seals, padlocks, trailer numbers and contents, load information as required. Provides direction and information to PDI drivers. Instructs all non-PDI drivers on pertinent procedures.

  • Performs security tours through the distribution center, parking lot and around campus perimeter, using security tour verification system. Makes sure the building and doors are secure for the protection of assets and employees. Reports any suspicious activity to management. Monitors and reports adverse weather and road conditions.

  • Welcomes, registers, and directs visitors as needed. Checks visitors in and out during off hours using the Easy Lobby software. Issues temporary security cards, enters and deactivates security cards, and monitors card access system. Maintains log for temporary security cards that are issued. Assists and monitors employees at all access points into the building.

  • Prepares and submits detailed watch report for each shift worked. Completes incident reports when required. Completes any written reports as required, or directed by management.

  • Monitors fire and security alarm systems and responds to those alarms appropriately. If necessary, secures the facility to prevent damage, injuries, or loss of property or merchandise.

  • Conforms to uniform dress and appearance requirements per Security SOP.

  • Checks in and instructs employees picking up employee purchase.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Other duties as assigned by management.

  • Assists other security officers and departments as needed.

  • Attends and participates in quarterly department meetings.

  • Tests alarm systems.

  • Cleans and maintains Traffic Control Center and equipment.

Education/Experience Required

High school graduate or equivalent required. One to three years of military, police, law enforcement or similar work related experience preferred. Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background check annually.

Must have no restrictions preventing the carry and use of fire arms. Must be able to be trained and certified in CPR and AED use.


Telephone, 2-way radio and CB radio, clock, keys, maps, copier, computer, Microsoft Office, flashlight, fire and security alarm system, EasyLobby system and Tour Verification System.

Skills and Abilities Required To Perform Job

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • Must have strong attention to detail and ability to solve practical problems

  • Must have the ability to do simple addition and subtraction; copying figures, counting and recording

  • Must have the ability to understand and follow verbal or demonstrated instructions; write identifying information

  • This is considered a skilled position requiring significant judgment

Physical Requirements

Must be able to perform the physical requirements exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or great than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly

This is considered medium work according to the Department of Labor Weight Classifications with primary functions being light in nature. Frequent to constant listening, talking, hearing, walking, standing, and handling, seeing, bending, lifting of product, dealing with and influencing people.

Working Conditions

Traffic Control Center with exposure to all types of outdoor weather conditions. Refrigerated, freezer and dry warehouse environmental working conditions. Temperatures ranging from 35° to -8°. Busy, noisy warehouse environment.

Important Disclaimer Notice: The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. PDI reserves the right to revise the job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of business, competitive considerations or the work environment change.

Anyone meeting the qualifications can visit with Jordyn Johnson at 515-965-6326 for more information. If you are interested in applying for this position please complete an online application at www.contactpdi.com