Customs Specialist

Job Description

Organization: Gas and Power
Business Unit: Service Distributed Generation and Oil & Gas
Requisition Number: 241331
Primary Location: United States-Florida-Orlando
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: High School Diploma / (GED)
Travel Required: 5%

Job Description:

Siemens US Talent Acquisition

The job description is as follows:

As a member of the Customs classification team, the individual will evaluate and assign HTS classification to products for import and export.  Position will report to the Manager of Customs Compliance.



  • Ensure full compliance and timely resolution for the assignment of HTS classifications for import and export shipments
  • Obtaining necessary information, applying the standard methodology, and documenting the rationale for determining the product classification (HTS/ECCN)
  • Performing periodic audits of product classifications
  • Compiling and reporting information relevant to product classification
  • Retaining records in accordance with Customs regulations
  • Ensuring conformance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Interface with internal partners, customs brokers, suppliers and service providers to ensure consistency with defined classification procedures
  • Identifying risk and actively working with the department, management, and others as necessary to develop and communicate change to: mitigate risk, improve compliance, facilitate business trade activities and harmonize process methods and standards
  • Identifying, developing, communicating and actively pursuing opportunities for standardizing and streamlining processes across the US
  • Consulting with the Siemens US Customs community, management, and others on an ongoing basis on complex issues and/or proposed change
  • Understanding complex global transactions and applying the correct guidance to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and the Internal Control Program
  • Review / comprehend technical specifications, drawings, or other product information
  • Perform research (online or otherwise) to obtain necessary product details for classification purposes
  • Maintain procedures and working instructions relevant to the classification process
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience

  • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma/GED
  • Minimum of 5-8 years related experience
  • Direct experience with determining USHTS classifications
  • Excellent knowledge of US Customs regulations, US Tariff database, and General Rules of Interpretation
  • Licensed Customs Broker preferred
  • This role requires strong interpersonal attributes including: high ethical standards, strong organizational and communication skills, high attention to detail, self-motivated and a team player. 
  • Must possess strong computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.


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