Warehouse security officers ensure that stock, staff and the premises of a warehouse are safe and secure. Warehouse security officers prevent theft and respond to emergencies, according to Total Jobs.
There are no formal entry requirements to become a warehouse security officer. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that although some employers prefer candidates with a high school diploma, on-the-job training is given.
Honesty and integrity are important characteristics for people working in the security industry. Total Jobs notes that security officers should have the ability to write short reports, challenge people and manage technical equipment such as closed-circuit television.
The BLS notes that the role involves checking people’s credentials entering the premises, patrolling the grounds and monitoring CCTV screens.
Warehouse security officers must always be alert, not only for the safety of a building but for their own. The BLS reports that in 2008 security workers had one of the highest rates of nonfatal on-the-job injuries.
The BLS reports that the average annual salary of a security officer in May 2008 was $23,460.