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Security Officer

Algoma (prev. Essar Steel Algoma Inc.)


Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada

The Company

For over a century Algoma has a proud history and strong traditions of being an industry leading manufacturer of hot and cold rolled sheet steels in carbon and high strength low-alloy grades and we are Canada’s only plate producer. We are integral to the making of many of our modern day buildings, products and appliances. Our steel is used in construction, mining, manufacturing, automotive, shipbuilding, energy resources including renewable energy and military applications throughout North America. Today’s steel industry is rapidly evolving and so are we, bringing new products to market that our customers need for their success. We are inviting everyone who has a talent and drive for superior performance, a desire to be part of a team of steel industry professionals focused on transforming our company to continue our century long tradition of delivering high quality steel products to our customers, improving the quality of life for our community, demonstrating industry-leading environmental stewardship and providing rich and rewarding careers for our employees.

The Role

The successful candidate will be assigned to provide security services at gate houses.

Key Deliverables

  • Provide security services at gate houses regarding personnel, vehicles and materials entering and exiting the property.
  • Thorough knowledge of all entry and exit requirements and procedures at all plant gates.
  • Good knowledge of plant departments and personnel to make, and direct inquiries.
  • Checks passes and badges of plant personnel; checks vehicle passes of personnel entitled to drive vehicles inside the plant.
  • Logs authorized gate passes for employees and visitors.
  • Conduct vehicle inspections of employees and external personnel eg. contractors.
  • Issues temporary passes and collects expired passes, marks date, time and gate where passes collected.
  • Ensures all material entering or leaving the plant is covered by proper authorization.
  • Ensures all material entering or leaving the plant is covered by proper authorization.
  • Maintains gate log sheets for recording movement through the gates of non-company personnel, indicating time of entry and exit, recording destination and purpose of visit, etc.
  • Takes action to initiate plant safety and security check of building or area.
  • Checks outbound transports making sure that material in transit is shown on Bill of Lading, and authorized for shipping.
  • Checks that loads are properly covered, and secured with chains and binders, and that safety flags are placed on long or wide loads.
  • Checks inbound shipment of material for the company.
  • Ensure traffic rules on either side of gates are followed e.g. parking, temporary stopping, bus/vehicle van movement.
  • Carries out related office procedures as assigned on behalf of office staff.

Core Competencies and Skills Required

  • Must have a valid Ontario Security license.
  • Must have First Aid certificate.
  • Minimum one year in a security function is required.
  • Law Security, Fire Science is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to Health, Safety and Environmental policies.
  • Strong computer skills and experience with Algoma’s systems including Outlook, Word.

If you meet the qualifications for this position and are committed to a challenging career with a dynamic company, in a community that offers superior quality of life, we encourage you to apply today.

To apply or to learn more about our company, please visit

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage diversity in our workplace. Accommodation is available for applicants with a disability. We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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