Eaton Corporation Licensing Specialist Global Trade Management in Fort Worth, Texas

Eaton’s Aerospace Group is hiring a Licensing Specialist Global Trade Management. The Licensing Specialist Global Trade Management position will be based from either our Los Angeles, CA, Fort Worth, TX, Jackson, MS or Irvine, CA facility.

Position Overview:

Position requires an experienced trade controls professional to support export/import licensing and compliance activities in a fast paced and global trade environment within its Global Trade Management group. The primary function of this position is to provide expertise on export/import controls authorizations activities to ensure compliance with U.S. regulations and Company polices in international business activities on export and import activities associated with meeting business objectives. Contributes where required to the development of business processes and procedures for submitting to and obtaining from the U.S. Government all necessary export and import licenses, certifications, and technology release determinations (as well as affective compliant use of related exemptions, exceptions etc.). Supports development of licensing planning activities and provides guidance for licensing strategies in relation to company business objective. Assures regulatory compliance through review, approval and audit of export and import transactions. Maintains applicable import and export authorizations trade compliance records in accordance with regulatory requirements. Contributes to training and audit assessment programs to ensure implementation and effectiveness of internal controls. Supports management, internal teams and the US government in reviewing and resolving compliance. Serves as an Eaton Empowered Official. Will with cross functional GTM teams to develop and support GTM cost savings project where ever possible for imports and exports.

Function as the GTM license specialist for the site(s) assigned, a resource for import and export operations for authorizations related to compliance matters. Develops and maintains thorough and current knowledge of international trade laws and regulations applicable to Americas import and export authorizations related activities (may include support for certain applicable international sites including learning a working knowledge of those particular country laws and regulations). Supports full deployment of authorizations related Corporate GTM standards throughout the Americas to assigned business location(s). This position will contribute to the development, implementation, and governance of international trade policies to ensure full compliance with US and international regulations regarding import and export of materials, goods, and technology. Will seek to have a basic understanding of the applicable site(s) products and technology that is related to license activity. Review and understand the applicable corporate and site policies and procedures that may be integral to this process. This position has primary responsibility over Eaton’s Aerospace sites located at Irvine, CA, Jackson, MS. and Ft Worth Texas, but also includes authorizations for all US sites and all divisions (Electrical, Hydraulic, Aerospace and Vehicle), and authorizations for Eaton international sites. Provide regular metrics tracking of key license activities (TAT, RWA’s, etc.) This position will work with Lead Analysts to audit import and export records to ensure proper authorizations utilization. Obtain and submit require government reporting (such as annual MLA and WDA sales reports, STA, NRC, ENC reporting etc.). Interface with the sites and government to develop key contacts and processes and assure a detailed knowledge of US regulations related to licensing. This may include support of international sites and a moderate understanding of any applicable regulations (potential support for site in the UK, MX and IN sites for example).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deploy throughout assigned Business Units all applicable authorizations compliance processes and procedures in conjunction with various other functions within Eaton and external resources

  • Prepares, obtains, maintains, manages and monitors applicable licenses, agreements and authorizations in compliance with applicable U.S. Government regulations and Company policies, learning and utilizing company systems (ERP, OCR etc.).

  • Prepares, reviews, and administers export/import authorizations and miscellaneous correspondences to regulatory agencies.

  • Reviews and approves use of advanced license exemptions/exceptions.

  • Maintains records of current and expired license files, and issues reports on pending and approved licenses/approvals.

  • Identifies, develops and completes training related to import and export authorizations requirements

  • Supports management and GTM in investigating and resolving compliance matters including possible authorizations related violations of international trade compliance regulations or policies or procedures; coordinate with the Legal department on communications with government requests for information, including assisting with government export audits and/or filing disclosures.

  • Perform duties as an Empowered Official (EO) per the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

  • Participates in the development and implementation of company and business unit authorizations related policy, procedures, guidelines and instructions in conjunction with various other functions within Eaton and external resources

  • Company interface on interpretation of authorizations related regulatory requirements or company export/import policies and procedures.

  • Work with GTM Americas site(s) and international sites, to train and ensure compliance with various regulatory bodies including but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms (ITAR); Export Administration Regulations (EAR); Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR); Customs and Border Protection (CBP); and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

  • Support site(s) export and Import compliance program as related to authorizations: export and import site assessments/audits as related to authorizations, review foreign national employment licenses, assist with authorizations related activities to develop and manage Technology Control Plans, export/import recordkeeping, employee export/import training, manage license process, provides export/import control guidance and monitors export/import shipments to ensure no gaps in coverage due to expirations or changes in US import/export regulations


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited University

  • A minimum of 2 years broad export/import licensing experience(licenses, agreements, general correspondence requests, compliance, and transactional activities)

  • A minimum 2 years’ experience drafting and submitting export authorizations licenses and agreements and interpreting and providing assistance in ITAR/EAR regulations associated with controlled US government commodities, technologies and services

  • NO Sponsorship- Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US on an ongoing basis without company sponsorship

  • NO relocation. Candidates must currently reside within a 50 mile radius of the Irvine, CA facility, Jackson, MS, Fort Worth, TX or Los Angeles, CA sites to be considered.

  • This position requires the use of information or access to technology which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR/EAR. ITAR/EAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Position Criteria:

  • Ability to travel up to 10%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in drafting formal correspondence with government agencies.

  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, D-Trade, SNAPR

  • Familiar with US government software: ACE

  • Familiarity with OCR EASE , a plus

  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in written word to all levels within the Division for management, functional staffs, line level employees and government officials.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills along with strong analytical, negotiation, and influencing capabilities.

  • Problem solver, able to work under time sensitive circumstances, collaboratively or independently, and take initiative to address situations before issues arise.

  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills; ability to prioritize among demanding and sometimes conflicting requirements.

  • ITAR Empowered Official experience, a plus

  • Working knowledge regarding the service capabilities, role and responsibilities of Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders and Logistics Service providers.US Brokers License, a plus

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and integrate export licensing requirements with company’s international business objectives.

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to resolve situations that are ambiguous or incomplete.

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We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: AER Aerospace Group

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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