Facility Trade Compliance Officer/Trade Compliance Manager

United States of America
Wyman Gordon
Wyman Gordon Division
Full Time
June 1 2020



Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a leading worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The Company is also a leading producer of highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace and other general industrial markets, manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications, and supplies metal alloys and other materials to the casting and forging industries. PCC is a high quality business with dominant positions in most segments of the markets in which it serves.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over 10 billion dollar company employs more than 29,500 people worldwide.  PCC has over 160 plants and has a presence in twenty-six states in the US and in over a dozen countries. PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers and shareholders while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

Effective early February 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffet, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

Wyman-Gordon: Wyman-Gordon is a worldwide supplier to the aerospace and industrial gas turbine markets. We hold quality accreditations for all the major airframe and engine manufacturers for both civil and military applications. Wyman-Gordon creates rotating closed-die forgings which are critical for aerospace and land-based gas turbines. Wyman-Gordon also manufactures structural forgings for airframe, nuclear, petrochemical, power generation, and space applications.
Wyman-Gordon Houston

The Trade Compliance Manager is a key member of the Wyman-Gordon compliance team and will establish and implement a robust trade compliance program that supports the day-to-day operation of a high volume, dynamic aerospace/industrial manufacturing site.  In this role, you will lead the site trade compliance program and oversee all export and import activity, including preparation, filing, and maintenance of BIS and DDTC export license applications. You will serve as the site subject matter expert, with the full support of the Division and Corporate compliance team. The senior management team and key functional stakeholders will depend on your sound trade compliance advice to mitigate compliance risk, while streamlining business projects.

The successful candidate will have the independent authority to enquire into any aspect of a proposed export or import, verify its propriety and the accuracy of the information to be submitted, and stop any current or anticipated transaction that is in violation of statutory or regulatory requirements.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with all functional leads to ensure they have implemented effective compliance controls into their internal procedures and work instructions.
  • Strong time management and recordkeeping skills.
  • Training internal stakeholders on key compliance topics, as well as general trade compliance awareness.
  • Comply with PCC Code of Conduct Requirements.
  • Analyze and interpret export and import regulations and maintain current knowledge of changes.
  • Work pro-actively with departments to prevent trade disruptions and to develop streamlined approaches for the implementation of trade compliance policies and procedures.
  • Advise general manager and senior staff about trade compliance aspects and risks of proposed business decisions.
  • Monitor compliance activities and the effectiveness of internal controls.
  • Prepare, review, and submit applications for export licenses (DSP-5, DSP-73, BIS-748, MLA/TAA), and other requests for regulatory authorization.
  • Strong working knowledge of EAR exception and ITAR exemption use.
  • Manage government authorizations throughout their life cycle.
  • Analyze transactions for which due diligence indicates potential risk and determine whether due diligence has been satisfied.
  • Produce and analyze reports from various ERP/MRP and other information systems.
  • Perform or assist with commodity classifications under export and import laws (ITAR, EAR, Schedule B, HTSUS)
  • Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline, and 5 years of relevant experience, or Associates degree with 10+ years of relevant experience, or High School with 15+ years of progressive experience that demonstrates expertise in global trade compliance program administration.
  • Working knowledge of U.S 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).
  • Thoroughly familiar with international shipping documents such as commercial invoice, packing list, air waybill, and export license; including consignee information, INCOTERMS, harmonized tariff code, country of origin, customs value, export classification, and export license data.
  • Familiarity with the requirements and procedures associated with evaluating goods for preferential treatment under free trade agreements like the North America Free Trade Agreement.
  • Strong computer skills including ability to research transactions and prepare reports in manufacturing information systems, perform spreadsheet calculations, and quickly learn new software tools. Experience with Oracle is a plus.
  • Effective and efficient problem-solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and drive a project from initiation to completion.
  • Ability to work at both detail and strategic levels, work calmly under pressure, prioritize tasks, and display sound professional judgment.
  • Ability to prepare and revise procedures, work instructions, and forms.
  • Fluency in English. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.
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