Security Investigator in Schnitzer - San Jose at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 11/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Security Investigator reports directly to the Autos and Metals Recycling (AMR) Security Supervisor. S/He will support the AMR Security & Asset Protection Program and the Director–Corporate Security by developing and operating a comprehensive program for the protection of assets and securing facilities across all functional and geographic units of the AMR Division. The primary function of this position will be conducting fraud and theft investigations. The Security Investigator will also have responsibility for performing threat and site vulnerability assessments and implementing security audit protocols and security controls. Other responsibilities, including conducting fraud investigations, will be determined on an as-needed basis by the Director–Corporate Security. 

Essential Functions

As the Security Specialist, you will be responsible for preparing threat and site vulnerability assessments, implementing a security audit protocol and assisting in implementation of effective security controls. Additionally, you will assist the AMR Division related to anti-fraud controls and educating staff on ongoing risks, security best practices and policy and control requirements through briefings and awareness programs.This position requires a dynamic, self-motivated individual capable of both strategic and tactical decision­ making and a high level of expertise related to conducting, documenting and reporting on security investigations.

Required Experience


  • Bachelor's Degree within a related field, or combination of education and experience
  • 3-5 years experience conducting security investigations
  • Strong leadership skills; highly motivated and a self-starter
  • Excellent communication skills, including written oral and the ability to speak with employees at various levels in the organization
  • Effective organizational skills, analytical skills and research skills in resolving, at times, complex problems
  • Knowledge of Crystal Reports and Oracle Business Intelligence preferred, advanced knowledge of Excel required
  • Creative ability in reviewing operational risk and developing a reporting solution to mitigate/track
  • Possessing one or more professional security certifications such as Physical Security Professional (PSP), Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or equivalent certifications is a plus.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.
  • This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive an automobile

PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.

All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.