Trade Compliance Specialist

Steico Industries - 1814 Ord Way, Oceanside, CA 92056
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Trade Compliance Specialist
Steico Industries - 1814 Ord Way, Oceanside, CA 92056
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STEICO has made its name manufacturing precision tube and duct assemblies to the world's major airframe manufacturers. We manufacture tube and duct assemblies.  We work with a wide variety of materials including aluminum, steel, titanium, inconel, and other alloys and produce parts of all complexities. STEICO holds accreditations with NADCAP and is certified to AS9100 and ISO14001.  Our focus on responsiveness and continuous improvement regularly creates manufacturing innovation.  STEICO is an integral part of our customers supply chains that include Boeing, Lockheed Martin, BAE, Northrop Grumman, Honeywell, Honda Aviation, and many others.

Trade Compliance Specialist

 Senior Aerospace Steico is looking to bring a Trade Compliance Specialist on to our team! The role of the Trade Compliance Specialist is primarily responsible for the day to day processing of export and import compliance activities including writing and releasing procedures and work instructions as well as on site training.


Responsibilities include reviewing and approving export/import license or permit applications, advising the general manager and senior staff about trade compliance matters, providing trade compliance oversight to all activities, working collaboratively with all departments, supporting them to ensure they have implemented effective compliance internal controls into their procedures and work instructions, and providing trade compliance training. Has the independent authority to inquire into any aspect of a proposed export or import, verify its legality and the accuracy of the information to be submitted, and stop any subsidiary transaction.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Advise senior staff about trade compliance aspects and risks of proposed business decisions.
  • Analyze and interpret export and import regulations and maintain current knowledge of changes.
  • Review with department managers their trade compliance internal controls (prepare, write, update and release procedures, work instructions, forms, checklists, and tools) to ensure they are current and compliant.
  • Develop and conduct training that is needed so team members are properly prepared to meet SoCal export compliance requirements.
  • Work pro-actively with departments to prevent trade disruptions.
  • Monitor, audit & manage compliance activities and the effectiveness of internal controls on an on-going basis.
  • Prepare, review, approve, and submit applications for export/import licenses, permits, and other requests for authorization.
  • Prepare, review and approve technology control plans, and provide technology transfer oversight (including visits and travel).
  • Analyze transactions for which due diligence indicates potential risk and determine whether due diligence has been satisfied.
  • Ongoing development and management of standardized audit and testing processes needed to identify potential trade compliance issues associated with operational procedures.
  • Review proposals to identify trade compliance needs or issues.
  • Produce and analyze reports from various ERP/MRP and other information systems.
  • Transact records in trade compliance information systems.
  • Prepare and verify export shipping documentation for ad-hoc and other non-routine shipments.
  • Oversee the export compliance relationships with freight forwarders and customs brokers.
  • Attend meetings as needed to support timely resolution of export compliance (ie. Gate Review) and meetings to update executive staff.
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards, even when challenged from above.
  • Understand and live by Senior’s ethics and business conduct policies.
  • Manage multiple priorities and service multiple customers and ensures timely responses/guidance and completes projects on schedule.


  • 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).
  • Strong computer skills including ability to research transactions and prepare reports in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) information systems, perform spreadsheet calculations, and quickly learn new software tools.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work at both detail and strategic levels, work calmly under pressure and with frequent interruptions, and display sound judgment.
  • Ability to prepare or revise procedures, work instructions, forms, and business flowcharts.
  • Ability to prepare and review business documents.
  • Thoroughly familiar with 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.

Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor's degree required and 5 years’ experience or equivalent combination.  Experience in a manufacturing environment a plus. Experience in the aerospace or industrial industry highly desirable.

 Skills and Abilities: 

Customer focused, maintains high energy and sense of urgency. Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to remain calm in the face of adversity. Able to quickly analyze data and generate countermeasures that meet customer expectations and organizational objectives. Efficient in the use of Power Point presentation tools and Excel spreadsheets.

If offer of employment is made it will be contingent upon passing all of the following:

- Drug Test

- Background Check

- ITAR and U.S. Export Compliance Screening

STEICO is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.

Access to our facility (and, therefore, employment) is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents, U.S. refugees, asylees or temporary residents under amnesty provisions [as defined in 8 USC 1324b(a)(3)] and properly licensed foreign persons. Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to provide information to determine whether they are subject to these regulations and, if so, to assess their country of chargeability for trade compliance control purposes. Additionally, potential employee’s names will be screened against the Consolidated Screening List (maintained by the United States government) to determine eligibility to receive technical data