Trade Compliance Specialist in Brea, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 12/3/2019

Job Snapshot

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    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Brea, CA
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    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Now Hiring - Trade Compliance Specialist 

Brea, CA 

The Trade Compliance Specialist is responsible for handling complex export and/or import situations with oversight and guidance from management. Responsibilities include coordination with staff that perform transaction processing and transaction due diligence, analysis of red flags, complex troubleshooting, assisting with training and procedure writing, and management of trade compliance record keeping systems, and coordination with business partners, freight forwarders and customs brokers, and various internal departments. May stop and hold any transaction pending review by a Manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, law or other related area
  • 5 years minimum experience.
  • 3 years of experience using ERP or information systems to perform business transactions.
  • 3 years of experience with export and/or import regulatory compliance and with international business transactions and shipping documents
  • Experience with contracts and program milestones.
  • Experience with trade compliance information systems.
  • Bilingual or multilingual, including English language - highly preferred


  • Familiarity with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) including anti-boycott regulations, sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Customs Regulations (CR), and the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR).
  • Familiarity with national customs requirements, export licensing, economic sanctions and arms embargos, re-export and retransfer requirements under the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), U.S. sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and U.S. anti-boycott regulations
  • Strong computer skills including ability to research orders and prepare reports in ERP information systems, perform spreadsheet calculations, and quickly learn new software tools.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Capable of working independently on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to prepare business letters and complete forms.
  • Ability to prepare and review international shipping documents such as commercial invoice, packing list, air waybill, and export license; including consignee information, INCOTERMS, harmonized tariff code and nomenclature, country of origin, customs value, export classification, and license data.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support Management in administering site export and import compliance programs.
  • Prepare and verify export shipping documentation for ad-hoc and other non-routine shipments.
  • Process and validate non-routine import shipping documentation.
  • Troubleshoot, track and trace domestic and international shipments.
  • Coordinate shipments with freight forwarders and customs brokers, and with customers or suppliers.
  • Coordinate with affected internal departments including Sales, Contracts, Purchasing, Logistics, Returns, and Production Control.
  • Place and release export holds on transactions.
  • Transact records in trade compliance information systems.
  • Analyze transactions for which due diligence indicates potential risk.
  • Prepare complex license or permit applications, ATA Carnets, and other international business documents for review and approval. Assist in managing government authorizations throughout their life cycle.
  • Work pro-actively with departments to prevent trade disruptions.
  • Perform calculations for preferential treatment under Free Trade Agreements.
  • Analyze contracts and identify trade compliance issues.
  • Produce and analyze reports from ERP/MRP and other information systems.
  • Monitor and manage trade compliance recordkeeping.
  • Assist with analysis of export and import regulations, and tracking of changes.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer  ZIP2019P