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IDEX Trade Compliance Specialist in Benton Harbor, Michigan

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses ( around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

Who is GAST Manufacturing?

As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, GAST Manufacturing has a long history of being the leader in design and manufacturing of quality air-moving products. We specialize in offering cost effective solutions for a wide variety of industries including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, and environmental cleanup applications. We are looking to add more talent to our Benton Harbor, Michigan facility.

Scope of role:

The ideal candidate shows good judgement and instinct in decision making with a drive for continual improvement of business operations and trade compliance awareness. This is an exciting position that will be leading global strategy, development and implementation of process improvements, and ongoing Group and Business Unit compliance program efforts supporting our rapidly growing and evolving businesses.



  • Responsible for remaining knowledgeable of, along with the application of, a wide variety of Import and Export regulations, (i.e. International Traffic in Arms, Export Administration Regulations, U.S. Customs).

  • Provide guidance to and coordinate process improvement efforts with all functional areas including Supply Chain, Program Management, Transportation and Logistics, Security, etc.

  • Maintain and administer documentation validation pertaining to FTA’s, special trade programs, or other governmental agency certificates.

  • Oversee activities with Customs Brokers and freight forwarders, including audit and verification of import/export documents, including 7501’s, EEI’s, Invoices and Manufacturing Affidavits, and expedite clearance of shipments that have been delayed by Customs.

  • Participate in product jurisdiction and classifications reviews for all products.

  • Identify and implement resolution of any compliance gaps determined.

  • Identify and provide appropriate import/export related training for functional team activities.


  • Minimum of 1 - 3 years of import/export compliance experience with progressively more complex responsibilities. Prefer experience in ITAR/EAR/Customs regulations, licensing, government contracting and international trade compliance.

  • Associates and/or bachelor’s degree, IIEI International Trade Certification, or equivalent experience in import/export field.

  • Mechanical aptitude with ability to read design and print layouts.

  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications, including, but not limited to Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access.

  • Authorization to work in the United States.

Key Competencies

  • Collaboration, innovation, negotiation, motivation, and resiliency.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills.

  • Computer literacy (i.e. Microsoft Office suite, ERP systems, etc.).

GAST Manufacturing, a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Business Unit: Gast

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