International Trade - Customs Compliance Specialist in Oakville at Volt

Date Posted: 10/18/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
  • Job Type:
  • Duration:
    24 weeks
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Pay Rate
    $33.5 - $36.5/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch

Job Description

We are looking to hire an International Trade Compliance Team Member (ITC Specialist) role in Oakville, ON for our Client in the Aerospace industry, for a 6 month contract with possibility of renewal, through our Company Volt Workforce Solutions Canada. 


International Trade Compliance Team Member (ITC Specialist) - CONTRACT 

  • Employer: Volt Workforce Solutions Canada
  • Client: in the Aerospace industry
  • Start: ASAP
  • End Date: December 28th 2018 (This position is a 6 month contract with possibility of renewal) 
  • Pay Rate: $33.50 - 36.50/hour (T4) depending on experience + benefits available
  • Hours: 37.5 hours/week
  • Location: Oakville, ON, CAN, L6L5Y7
  • *Mainly at the Oakville Location- may require some work at the Burlington, ON Location*


The International Trade Compliance Team member will support our Clients' Canadian operations from the Oakville and Burlington sites, as follows: 

  • Primarily responsible for the import activities into Canada for our Client's Landing Systems business
  • Manage and direct the import compliance initiatives across their business and assist with the draft, review, training, and implementation of international trade compliance regulations, policies, procedures, and audit programs, in alignment with  corporate initiatives. 
  • Provide support and guidance on exports, as required (DFAIT, CGD, ITAR, & EAR) 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Use the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (of the United States as well the international version), apply the General Rules of Interpretation (GRI’s), Section and Chapter Notes and Explanatory Notes, to assign HTS classifications 
  • Interact with engineers, product / program managers, buyers and supply chain teams to secure information necessary to accurately classify imported parts, components, and products 
  • Determine whether other government agency requirements are applicable to imported /exported products (e.g. FCC, FDA, TSCA, BATF) 
  • Coordinate and communicate with company personnel and customs brokers to avoid delays associated with the clearance of imported goods 
  • Respond to daily inquiries from customs brokers regarding IOR, COO, OGA (‘Other Government Agency’), ADD/CVD, and delivery of imported merchandise 
  • Partial after-hours and weekend support to clear shipments from Customs (to be handled from home, using VPN connection and mobile phone) 
  • Audit customs’ entries to ensure the accuracy and completeness of information submitted to CBSA / USCBP and submit post summary corrections, as needed 
  • Perform periodic export documentation audits 
  • Be the SME and provide assistance and guidance to site personnel on customs / import compliance issues 
  • Conduct periodic customs / import compliance training 
  • Support implementation of Procedures and Standard Work at the two sites 
  • Support Investigations Team, perform root-cause analysis, draft Voluntary Disclosures, and implement corrective actions for customs and / or escapes 
  • Review business practices, create and / or update work instructions, as needed; maintain and utilize the Business Policy Matrix (BPM) tool for the site to identify compliance gaps, prescribe required corrective actions, and oversee their rapid implementation 
  • Lead Site Council Meetings and report implementation status to Site Manager and leadership 
  • Provide guidance to site functional group teams on visitor management, technical data marking, logging, and other administrative requirements to support compliance 

Basic Qualifications*: 

  • Canadian Customs Broker License accreditation (“CSCB”) and/or Certified Customs Specialist designation (“CCS”), and prior hands-on experience in import operations (3 -5 years) 
  • BS / BA degree, or College Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Thorough knowledge of the Canada Customs Act, and comprehensive understanding of procedures regarding CBSA and USCBP 
  • Proficiency in various MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Uncompromising emphasis on customer-focused improvements, teamwork, accountability, openness, trust, and ethical behavior 
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills 
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have the following qualifications: 
    • Experience in a multi-national, high-tech business environment, especially the Aerospace sector 
    • Additional, hands-on experience in Global logistics operations 
    • Familiarity with Canadian Controlled Goods, ECL, ITAR, EAR, and other countries’ laws and regulations governing international trade 
    • Hands-on experience with SAP – GTS

Note: Volt is committed to meeting the needs of applicants and employees with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility in support of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please let us know if you need an accommodation during any part of the application and selection process.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity employer.