Allied Universal Loading Dock Master in McLean, Virginia

Allied Universal is seeking Experienced Loading Dock Master.

The Loading Dockmaster is responsible for supervision and oversight of the day-to-day operations of client commercial facility ramps, loading docks and loading/unloading of exhibition-related materials. Incumbent is responsible for the strict access control and scheduling/coordination of deliveries to all loading docks.


  • Ensures that badges are displayed at all times on all loading docks;

  • Ensures that fire safety procedures are utilized by contractors on the loading docks;

  • Responds to emergency calls;

  • Reports all incidents/situations on the loading docks.

  • Access Control

  • Obtaining and confirming proper identification of the person(s) requesting access.

  • Maintaining an "Authorized Deliveries List".

  • Requests a manifest and communicates with the contact person listed to confirm validity.

  • Incoming Deliveries - Management of all loading dock security

  • Stopping all vehicles before they enter the building and checking manifests to ensure validity.

  • Calling contacts on manifests to inform addressees of deliveries and confirm they are expected.

  • Obtaining and confirming proper identification of delivery personnel and updating the Loading Dock Log

  • Inspecting and verifying contents of vehicles before building entry, including using mirror wands to inspect undercarriages of vehicles.

  • Ensuring that only commercial vehicles are permitted to access the loading dock for deliveries.


  • Communicates tactfully and effectively, verbally and in writing, and maintains effective work relations with all levels of management and clients.

  • Ability to solve conflicts.

  • Focuses on ways to improve and promote quality and exhibits accuracy and thoroughness.

  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions.

  • Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently, develops realistic action plans and completes assignments as expected.

  • Manages within budget.

  • Safety and Security – adheres to all safety and security policies and procedures, promotes safety and security in the workplace and uses equipment and materials properly.

  • Attends training courses, seminars and trade-shows to enhance skills and keep skills current.


  • Working knowledge of loading dock procedures, and safety.

  • Ability to handle all eventualities that may occur around a loading dock.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Exhibits professionalism and is courteous at all times.

  • Excellent management skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must be dependable.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work well under pressure.


  • 3-5 years Loading Dock experience.


Allied Universal is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. Allied Universal will provide qualified individuals with reasonable accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or any other applicable state or local laws. We are committed to hiring veterans and reservists. Since 2013, we have hired over 25,000 heroes.

Job ID: 2019-267002

Location: United States-Virginia-McLean

Job Category: Security Officer, Security Guard