Trade Compliance Advocate – ITAR

CIRCOR International, Inc

Trade Compliance Specialist

CIRCOR International

BUSINESS: Aerospace & Defense

LOCATION: Corona, CA or Hauppauge, NY

Direct Reporting: A&D Site Manager

Functional Reporting: Compliance Director

Position Summary

The Trade Compliance Advocate at our site is responsible for managing daily trade compliance activities related to importing and exporting raw materials, components, samples, finished goods and technology for CIRCOR. This includes transactions related to purchase orders, sales orders, inventory transfers, services, and items shipped free of charge. This role involves working closely with various departments involved in these activities, ensuring adherence to regulations and guidelines.

You Will:

  • Transactional compliance
    • Serve as Empowered Official in compliance with ITAR regulations.
    • Determine import and export classifications of products based on technical data and product descriptions.
    • Update the CIRCOR parts database with classification information and respond to daily classification inquiries.
    • Ensure compliance with customs valuation methods and escalate issues to Corporate Trade Compliance.
    • Make license determinations for CIRCOR’s products based on US and regional import and export licensing requirements. This includes end-use / end-user restrictions that would require an export license.
    • Implement and maintain a Technology Control Plan.
    • Conduct screening for denied parties, embargoed countries, and diversion risks.
    • Understand and adhere to country of origin rules and monitor compliance with preferential or non-preferential free trade agreements, if used.
    • Maintain import and export compliance recordkeeping in accordance with regulations and CIRCOR’s Internal Control Plan.
  • Program Management
  • Provide training on trade compliance for new hires and participate in relevant training programs.
  • Implement and maintain import / export compliance processes and procedures supporting CIRCOR’s Internal Control Plan and new regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct and report on-site compliance reviews and implement corrective actions when necessary.
    • Assist in responding to government inquiries and requests for information.
    • Participate in global/regional meetings to represent site compliance activities.
    • Attend the training & seminars pertaining to trade compliance regulations and policies.
    • Report any potential violation or incidents to management and Corporate Trade Compliance.
    • Participate in monthly Site Trade Advocate calls.
    • Support the New Business Development Sales Team
    • Responsible for trade compliance at multiple sites (Corona & NY)
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

You Have:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Proficiency in US import and export regulations
  • Ability to anticipate and address changes (acquisitions, new product releases, distribution model, etc.) impacting site trade program.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining an import/export management system.
  • Detailed knowledge of product lines and purchasing activities.
  • Willingness to seek training on ITC-related topics.
  • Demonstrated alignment with CIRCORs Values & Absolutes and Core Competencies.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of three years of trade compliance experience
  • Experience working with Customs Brokers and Freight forwarders.

PAY RANGE: $65K – $75K annually. Pay may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive healthcare plans
  • PTO and family leave
  • 401(K)
  • Work Life Balance
  • Career Development
  • Other Benefits & Perks


  • Work in a collaborative and innovative environment with a focus on professional growth.
  • Contribute to a diverse and inclusive workforce that values individuality and creativity.
  • Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits.


CIRCOR International is one of the worlds leading providers of mission critical flow control products and services for the Industrial and Aerospace & Defense markets. We have a product portfolio of market-leading brands serving our customers most demanding applications. CIRCOR markets its solutions directly and through various sales partners to more than 14,000 customers in approximately 100 countries. We have a global presence with approximately 3,200 employees and we are headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. For more information, visit us at .

About CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense

CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense is focused on the design, development, and manufacture of specialty fluid and motion control products for demanding aerospace and defense applications. CIRCOR products are flying on most commercial and military aircraft, including single and twin aisle air transport, business and regional jets, military transports and fighters, and commercial and military rotorcraft. Other markets include unmanned aircraft, shipboard applications, and military ground vehicles.

Business units are in Corona, California; Warren, Massachusetts; Hauppauge, New York; Paris, France; Uxbridge, UK; and Tangier, Morocco. Parent company CIRCOR International is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense is headquartered in Corona, California.

CIRCOR is an equal opportunity employer, which means we will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, from recruiting and hiring through separation.

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