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Export Control Officer - Garden Grove, CA

Date: Oct 21, 2021

Location: Garden Grove, CA, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.


About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

The role of the Trade Compliance Officer is primarily responsible for the day to day processing of export and import compliance activities. Responsibilities include reviewing and approving export/import license or permit applications, advising the general manager and senior staff about trade compliance matters.  Provide trade compliance oversight to all business activities.  Collaborate with all functional departments to ensure effective compliance internal controls have been implemented into procedures and work instructions.  Must provide annual and functional trade compliance training. Has the independent authority to inquire into any aspect of a proposed export or import, verify its legality and accuracy of the information being submitted, and stop any transactions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Advise management 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 (procedures, work instructions, forms, checklists, and tools) to ensure they are current and compliant.
  • Work pro-actively with departments to prevent trade disruptions.
  • Monitor compliance activities and the effectiveness of internal controls.
  • Prepare, review, approve, and submit applications for export/import licenses, permits, and other requests for authorization.
  • Review incoterms, harmonized tariff code and classifications.
  • 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.
  • Review technical data/technology transfers for marking and classification requirements to minimize risk of diversion.  
  • 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.
  • Prepare and verify export shipping documentation for ad-hoc and other non-routine shipments.
  • Oversee relationships with freight forwarders and customs brokers.
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards, even when challenged from above.
  • Understand and live by GKN’s ethics and business conduct policies.
  • Manage multiple priorities and service multiple customers and ensures timely responses/guidance and completes projects on schedule.
     

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or related fields, or 8 years of export compliance experience in a manufacturing environment in lieu of a degree.
  • 5+ years experience 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).
  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.
  • U.S. persons with ability to obtain a Department of Defense Security Clearance.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Ability to present and speak eloquently on all facets of trade compliance.  
  • Familiar with SSA, NISPOM and Classified programs

 

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***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.

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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