Trade Compliance Technician

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Oct 05, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


The Trade Compliance Technician is an integral member of the Trade Compliance team who provides support to a variety of business processes in the various Trade Compliance functional areas such as import/export compliance, dangerous goods, state licensing, foreign trade zone, etc.


The Technician’s primary responsibility will be managing the import process and compliance for all imported materials where the Kalamazoo site is the importer of record.  Import process and compliance tasks could include:

  • Tracking status and location of imported materials

  • Coordinating inbound orders with production planners, warehouse, brokers, and freight forwarders.

  • Auditing and filing import entry documents

  • E-archiving all import entry documents

  • Submitting E-Pay request for high-duty payments

  • Tracking the status of Temporary Import Bonds (TIB) and materials deemed as Import for Export (IFE)

Technicians could also:

  • Support other Trade Compliance reporting requirements.

  • Participate in continuous improvement projects.

  • Filing and tracking freight claims.

  • Perform data gathering and to support application submissions.

  • Track and maintain monthly trade compliance metrics.


  • Minimum of High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) and 2 years of applicable experience.

  • Language Skills: Effective written and oral communication skills

  • Computer skills; especially in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

  • Working knowledge of warehouse systems

  • Ability to learn the use of SAP


  • Import process or other trade compliance experience

  • SAP




  • Extended time sitting at a desk working on a computer or on phone calls

  • Repetition of activities

  • Frequent standing, walking, and stair climbing


Must have the ability to work overtime, as required

Last Date to Apply for Job: October 19th 2021
    Eligible for Relocation Package: NO
    Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES

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