Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 07-Feb-2020 to 07-Mar-2020 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Full Time

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary:

The FTZ & Customs Specialist shall conduct activities and processes required to administer a compliant and efficient Foreign-Trade Zone while supporting and providing regulatory guidance to ensure that the FAL-USA complies with corporate import policies, FTZ & U.S. Customs regulations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee or conduct the daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly activities and processes required to administer a compliant and efficient Foreign-Trade Zone, including but not limited to the oversight and/or preparation and submission of the daily FTZ admissions (e-214).
  • Ensure all weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual FTZ forms and reports necessary for FTZ operations are reviewed for accuracy and timely submitted to relevant stakeholders.
  • Maintain proper record keeping required for management of the FTZ.
  • Ensure accuracy of FTZ inventory and maintain the FTZ inventory control and record keeping system.
  • Provide routinely status and reports concerning activities related to the Foreign-Trade Zone to direct management.
  • Process and verify FTZ related data.
  • Review and assess FTZ data against actual source documentation to ensure accuracy of integration and information.
  • Conduct routine reviews of transactions and processes and make recommendations on improvements.
  • Perform an annual compliance assessment and report the findings in preparation of CBP FTZ annual review.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:  


  • 2+ years of experience administering a foreign-trade zone, or related professional import experience in a real world environment. Related experience includes filing Customs Entries or creating in-bond transactions.
  • Experience creating 7512 in-bonds an understanding of in-bond shipment/transport
  • Understanding of merchandise classification to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS-US) and Schedule B, and import transactions.
  • Working knowledge of logistics and transportation activities, including import activities.


  • Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with voluntary customs initiatives such as Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), Importers Self-Assessment (ISA) and Broker-Importer Trusted Trader Program
  • Experience with SAP ERP and Global Trade Management software, such as Integration Point
  • Experience working for a Customhouse Broker
  • Experience dealing directly with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
  • Experience with import and compliance systems



  • Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Fluent/advanced proficiency in English


  • Licensed Customs Broker
  • Certified U.S. Import Compliance Officer (CUSICO), Certified U.S. Import Professional (CITP), Certified International Trade Manager (CITM), Certified International Trade Documentation Specialist (CITDS)

Intermediate/conversational proficiency in French, Spanish or German language


  • Required: 2+ years experience in customs.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Required: Knowledge of business intelligence software, Microsoft Office (i.e., Excel).

Travel Required:

  • <10% Domestic and International.


  • Authorized to Work in the US


  • None

Decision Making, Complexity: 

  • Ability to independently develop, communicate and recommend financial models and processes.
  • Ability to ascertain and explain variances to planning.

Nature of Contacts:

Moderate communication on a  regular basis with internal parties only

Physical Requirements:

Working Conditions/Physical Demands (for ex. Lifting, working in heights):

Vision: adequate to enter and read material on computer screens.  Able to identify individuals to initiate greetings, the giving of directions and other business interactions

Hearing: able to hear sufficiently to engage in conversation in office settings Able to hear safety alerts and warning signals.

Speaking: able to engage in conversations in person and via electronic means and deliver information to groups of varying size with or without amplification.

Equipment Operation Able to operate a wide range of personal and office electronic equipment.

Carrying: able to occasionally carry up to 20lbs/9kg which engaging in training, addressing production issues or as part of continuous improvement projects.

Lifting: able to occasionally lift up to 20lbs/9kg.

Pushing/Pulling: able to push/pull items in office areas.

Sitting: able to sit for extended periods of time at computer and in meetings.

Squatting/Kneeling: able to occasionally squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items shelved on bottom shelves.

Standing: able to stand for extended periods of time.

Travel: able to travel overseas and domestically sometimes for extended periods of time. Working outside hangers in changing locations.

Walking: able to walk through office and production areas, around flight line and airstrips and sometimes on uneven indoor and/or outdoor surfaces.

As a leader in our field, Airbus in America provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status.  In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting,

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