Trade Compliance Specialist

Steico Industries - 1814 Ord Way, Oceanside, CA 92056

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Vacancy title
Trade Compliance Specialist
Steico Industries - 1814 Ord Way, Oceanside, CA 92056
Advertised salary
Employment type
Working pattern
M-F 7:00am - 3:30pm
Closing date
04 January 2023


Who is Senior plc?

Senior plc is an international, market-leading, engineering solutions provider with 30 operating businesses in 13 countries. Senior designs, manufactures and markets high-technology components and systems for the principal original equipment producers in the worldwide aerospace, defense, and land vehicle and power & energy markets. The Group is split into two divisions, Aerospace and Flexonics, servicing five key sectors.

Our global values underpin what we do, and how we do it …

Safety – Integrity – Customer Focus – Respect & Trust – Accountability – Excellence

Who is Steico Industries?

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, 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.

What does the job involve?

The Trade Compliance Specialist is primarily responsible for 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 all in accordance with the policy and direction from the Corporate Trade Compliance department.

What will my responsibilities include?

  • 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.

What key skills and experience do I need?


  • Bachelor's degree required and 3-5 years’ experience or equivalent combination. Experience in a manufacturing environment a plus. Experience in the aerospace or industrial industry is highly desirable.


  • U.S.: 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 (CFR), and the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). Experience in manufacturing environment a plus. Experience in the aerospace or industrial industry highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of operation of standard office equipment. 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.

Mathematical skills:

  • Requires basic arithmetic skills sufficient to perform basic calculations.
  • Some college level math skills for use in technical computations.

Computer Skills:

  • Efficient in the use of Power Point presentation tools and Excel spreadsheets. Ability to research transactions and prepare reports in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) information systems, and quickly learn new software tools. Visual Compliance preferable.

Reasoning ability:

  • Able to quickly analyze data and generate countermeasures that meet customer expectations and organizational objectives.
  • Requires ability to assess facts and develop conclusions. Ability to work at both detail and strategic levels, work calmly under pressure and with frequent interruptions, and display sound judgment.

Supervision Received:

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Has the authority to make decisions related to regular tasks and actions without consulting Manager.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Incumbent has no supervisory authority over others.

Why Join Steico Industries, Inc.?

Joining Senior means not only a rewarding career with a tight-knit and collaborative team, but you will also enjoy a competitive compensation package that includes a market-led base salary and a comprehensive benefits package along with wellness benefits, employee recognition program, matching 401k plan, paid vacation, flexible hours, employee wellness activities, tuition reimbursement, and community involvement initiatives.

Please understand that you will only be considered an applicant if you apply for a posted position directly through our Company website and meet the qualifications of the job. If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply, please contact the Steico Industries at 760-438-8015.

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.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.