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Security Guard, Oilsands Full Time

Business Unit:  Security Services
Career Area:  Security Guard

Fort McMurray, AB, CA

Join a team rich in diversity, respect, and growth to make the world a safer place for families, communities, and businesses. At GardaWorld, we take our security responsibility seriously and strive to inspire trust.  Interested in an enriching and meaningful career? Join our ranks!


We are seeking full-time personnel to work Industrial projects within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.  The candidate is expected to work a rotational shift schedule of 6 on 6 off, consisting of nightshifts, weekdays and weekends.  Transportation from Fort McMurray to Industrial site is provided.

As a security guard in the industrial sector, you will have to ensure impeccable customer service, control the access of the establishment, escort workers in certain departments and many other tasks.

This security guard position is located within the Regional Municipality of Fort McMurray. This position requires above average verbal and written communication skills. The ability to follow procedures and policies with close attention to detail and intermediate computer skills. The successful security guard will monitor the badging in/out processes to ensure security of site and protection of assets. Security guards are expected to diligently follow safety protocols and procedures. Candidate must be willing to work 12 shifts including dayshift and night shift, and work in all types of seasonal weather conditions including dusty dry areas.

What you’ll be doing

  • Access control through the computer system
  • Manage contractor access as well as access cards
  • Perform daily reports and incident reports
  • Act as first responder during events, crisis situations and emergencies
  • Perform surveillance rounds
  • Occasionally escort maintenance in restricted areas
  • Unlock and lock certain areas during monitoring rounds and via Lenel systems
  • Foot Patrol of building and grounds
  • Pedestrian bag searches and vehicle searches.

What we offer

  • Competitive Medical and Dental Benefits package.
  • Competitive hourly wage
  • Variable on-call schedule
  • Complete uniform
  • Career advancement

What we’re looking for

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Valid Alberta security guard licence
  • Valid standard first aid - level C (2-day course)
  • Security experience
  • Intermediate computer skills required
  • At ease working as a team and offering excellent customer service
  • Must reside within the RMWB
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license (No GDL’s), with drivers abstract (minimum 5 year clean)
  • CSTS and OSSA or BSO or CSO
  • Wildlife Awareness and Fit Testing
  • Pass drug and alcohol testing


The successful applicant must be physically fit, and able to complete multiple foot patrols of the camp bunk houses during a 12 hour shift, have the ability to climb multiple set of stairs safely, adhere to a tight deadline, ability to pass an onboarding exam, with excellent spoken and written English language skills, have above average customer service skills and have sound decision making skills.

GardaWorld: Make the world a safer place

GardaWorld is a global leader in the security industry, offering a wealth of opportunity to individuals looking to gain experience and develop professionally in a growing industry. We offer flexible schedules, diverse work assignments spanning multiple industries, and training and career advancement opportunities. We embrace diversity and welcome newcomers, women, students, retirees, reservists, veterans, and more to join our team, as we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we will communicate only with the selected candidates.

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