Customs Specialist

Company Name:  MHI RJ Aviation Inc

Fort Worth, TX, US

Job Description: 

What you’ll be doing…at the core

The Customs Specialist will be responsible to manage MHIRJ’s compliance pertaining to import and export activities by providing instructions and support to the internal/external partners as well as performing audits of the processes, data and clearance documents on behalf of MHIRJ. This role will report into the Spare Parts Operations Manager and will work closely with MHIRJ partners to manage compliance. Responsibilities will include:  


  • Work collaboratively with MHIRJ’s compliance department to define and maintain operational policies and processes associated with foreign trade.
  • Coordinate with different customs brokers and carriers to clear US & CA import and export shipments.
  • Accurately identify harmonized codes, and classify parts for customs clearance for the US & CA.
  • Support, maintain and audit US & CA import and export procedures and processes, including export control, within MHIRJ warehouses.
  • Monitor company compliance continuously through periodic checks, audits and KPIs.
  • Prevent regulatory agency-imposed fines on the company and ensure full compliance with all export and hazardous activity, and promptly investigate trade non-compliance once detected.
  • Act as main liaison between operational teams and MHIRJ’s compliance department regarding regulatory or compliance questions.
  • Support internal stakeholders with customs-related inquiries and issues.
  • Maintain licenses and permits, trade program enrolments along with special customs exemptions and waivers.


Ready to take this to the next level? Let’s review the MHI RJ checklist requirements…

  • You have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in US foreign trade, import/export compliance and/or customs brokerage.
  • You have Bachelors’ degree in international trade, logistics, supply-chain or equivalent along with a specialized designation in the administration of customs related-matters - OR equivalent work experience.
  • US Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) and US Certified Export Specialist (CES) certification is an asset.
  • You have basic knowledge of FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and (FAR) Federal Aviation Regulations
  • You have excellent knowledge of the various North American customs processes.
  • You have interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with a variety of individuals and departments.
  • You have excellent organization and time management skills, as well as adaptability to change.
  • You have strong problem-solving skills, ability to troubleshoot and propose solutions.
  • You have the ability to work independently and with limited supervision.
  • You have working knowledge of various computer skills necessary to operate word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and web-based applications.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship.
  • Fluent in English - reading, writing, speaking.


Additional Details

  • Role may require 15% travel.



Join us…here’s the why

You obviously have a passion for supply chain / warehouse operations and want to make valuable contributions with top leaders & customers in the aviation industry – so you’ve landed at the right place! At MHI RJ we value your contribution to our team, provide robust benefits for you & your family, and offer career growth. To that end, here’s a glimpse of our leading benefits package:


Benefits for Employees:


Life Insurance

401k with Aggressive Company Match

Paid Vacation, Holidays, Floating Holidays and Sick Days

Medical, Dental, Vision, & Prescription Coverage

Employee Assistance Program

Competitive Salary

Health & Wellness Program

Work/Life Balance

Identity Protection Coverage

Annual Bonus Plan

Wellness Incentives up to $1,000

Short & Long Term Disability



Who we are…on the surface

In 2020, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) acquired the CRJ Series Aircraft Program, which marked the opening chapter of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Regional Jets’ (MHI RJ) story.  Built on the solid foundations already in place, and with the strong support of the MHI group of companies – the MHI RJ team is committed to serving the regional aviation market and becoming a platform for growth in the industry. Company headquarters are in Boisbrand, Canada.



What we do…in a nutshell

We partner with regional airlines (our customers) to provide safe and reliable aircraft services, which in turn allow our customers to connect people to their destinations. MHI RJ provides comprehensive operational, engineering and customer support solutions including maintenance, refurbishment, technical publications, marketing, and sales activities for the global regional aircraft industry. MHI RJ’s network of service centers, aircraft parts depots, and support offices are positioned in important aviation hubs in the U.S., Canada, and Germany. Exciting, isn’t it?



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, national, or local laws.



We thank you for the interest in a career at MHI RJ and look forward to having you join our community! We know you’re excited – so after you submit an application, please monitor your email for future communications from us and be sure to answer your phone when an unknown number appears (or check your voicemail). We look forward to connecting with you!

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas