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Flowserve Corporation Import/Export Compliance Specialist in Chesapeake, Virginia

Company Overview:

If a culture of excellence, innovation and ownership is what you’re searching for, consider putting your experience in motion at Flowserve. As an individual contributor, or as a leader of people, your enterprise mindset will ensure Flowserve’s position as the global standard in comprehensive flow control solutions. Here, your opportunity for professional development and industry leading rewards will be supported by our foundational commitments to the values of people first, integrity and safety. Thinking beyond opportunity and reward, at Flowserve, we are inspired by working together to create extraordinary flow control solutions to make the world better for everyone!

Position Description:

Coordinate, supervise and control trade operations in accordance with current local customs and foreign legislations, seek applicable governmental administrative benefits and improvements in the operation of imports and exports at designated Flowserve sites. The Trade Compliance Specialist will provide daily, ongoing support to the site Trade Compliance Coordinators and ensure that specified Flowserve facilities are in full compliance with all U.S. and Flowserve trade requirements.

Position Requirements:


  • Managing importing and exporting activities at the specified U.S. facilities

  • Audit import and export declarations for accuracy and recordkeeping

  • Ensure Regional best practices and government processes/controls are implemented

  • Maintain Integration Point classification database

  • Participate in quarterly customs broker reviews

  • Oversee Free Trade Agreement programs at each facility and ensure compliance with regulations

  • Identify additional duty savings opportunities and pursue unrealized savings where applicable

  • Oversee Import and Export license application processes

  • Maintain all customs records of approval or denials; Import Classification, country of origin determinations, on-going import / export compliance training

  • Conduct site assessments

  • Assist in the following areas: Government inquiries, Intercompany Valuation, I&C support as needed

  • Oversee Anti-boycott Documentation and Notification

  • Coordinating the implementation of Flowserve and/or Facility specific Policies and Procedures.

  • Identification and Correction of Import and Export Compliance Program Gaps

  • Provide daily, ongoing support to the specified site Trade Compliance Coordinators


  • Associates degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience working with Customs, brokers and freight forwarders

  • Knowledge and experience with Customs regulations and Import/Export Compliance

  • Detailed understanding of Import/Export process with the ability to improve process; take remedial actions when/where necessary; and fix weaknesses in the process.

  • Ability to work effectively with site leadership and the Corporate Trade Compliance Team

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

  • Familiar with Tariff classification rules and practice


  • Prior Import/Export experience with manufactured engineered products with global organization

  • 5+ years experience with Import/Export Compliance

  • Strong leadership skills, ability to influence without control, self-starter, and proactive thinker

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and maintain excellent request response time

  • Computer literacy applied to scheduling and data management

  • Strong interpersonal skills to resolve conflicting interests and obtain cooperation and the ability to interact with all personnel to include site, corporate, officers, government officials, customers, forwarders, brokers, etc.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • In depth knowledge of facility products, materials, customer applications and the company’s business, products and services

  • Understanding of receiving process, discrepancy handling, and inventory control and experience in supply chain, purchasing or logistics

Other Posting Location: Moosic, Pennsylvania US;, Taneytown, Pennsylvania US;

Job Posting/Business Card Title: Import/Export Compliance Specialist

Primary Posting Location: Chesapeake, Virginia US

Percentage of Approximate Travel Required: 25%

Job Posting Category: Compliance

Employment Type: Full time

Country: United States

Auto req ID: 48960BR

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