Customs Specialist Advisor

General Information

United States of America

  • Country/Region: United States of America
  • State/Province/County: North Carolina
  • City: Charlotte

Taxes, Customs, Shareholdings and Branch Management
Business Unit
Full Time / Part Time
Experience Level
Experienced Professional

A Snapshot of Your Day

The Siemens Energy U.S. Customs Team supports in all customs related matters, ensuring full compliance with applicable customs regulations and internal requirements in an optimal and efficient manner. The Customs Advisor provides regulatory guidance and support to businesses and internal customers, utilizes automated data driven applications and systems to capitalize on duty saving programs and brings awareness to possible risks of non-compliance.

This position reports to the manager of U.S. Customs Operations and can be located in Orlando, FL or Charlotte, NC.


How You’ll Make an Impact

  • Support in the implementation of standards of U.S. import and export compliance per Siemens Energy Internal Control Program and U.S. laws governing import, export and trade agreement activities
  • Interface and collaborate with various departments regarding import/export procedures and requirements, developing strategies to facilitate compliant and cost-effective operations
  • Develop and provide training to peers, colleagues and stakeholders, as necessary to maintain a high level of compliance awareness and knowledge within Siemens Energy
  • Collaborate in external and internal audits
  • Analyze data and implement action plans to address compliance findings to remediate and reduce non-compliance and improve processes
  • Support security risk assessments (C-TPAT)
  • Support import/export clearance and tracking of shipments
  • Support SE Customs Classification team in obtaining technical details required to determine HTS codes


What You Bring 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of education and experience in related field
  • Minimum of 5+ years of successful experience in U.S. customs work
  • Licensed Customs House Broker is required
  • In-depth knowledge of 19 CFR, complex customs valuation topics including value reconciliation and assists, and U.S. HTS classification
  • Successfully applies complex knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of particular area of specialization
  • Hands-on experience with ERPs, preferably SAP, and global trade management software
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work with a team and independently, with an organized disciplined approach
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States without need for current or future employer-sponsored work authorization. Siemens Energy employees with current visa sponsorship may be eligible for internal transfers.
  • As a federal contractor, Siemens Energy continues to monitor federal and state legal guidelines regarding the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Siemens Energy is pausing its mandatory vaccine policy while the issue is addressed by the courts. SEI will monitor the situation closely and may reimplement its policy if required to comply with federal law. Should the vaccine policy be reimplemented, this position requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are granted a medical or religious accommodation.

About the Team

Our Customs team of experienced professionals average 10 years with the company.  We strive to maintain compliance while supporting on-time deliveries to customers. 

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Our global team is committed to making sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy a reality by pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We uphold a 150-year legacy of innovation that encourages our search for people who will support our focus on decarbonization, new technologies, and energy transformation.


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Lucky for us, we are not all the same. Through diversity we generate power. We run on inclusion and our combined creative energy is fueled by over 130 nationalities. Siemens Energy celebrates character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability. We energize society, all of society, and we do not discriminate based on our differences.



  • Career growth and development opportunities
  • Supportive work culture
  • Company paid Health and wellness benefits
  • Paid Time Off and paid holidays
  • 401K savings plan with company match
  • Family building benefits
  • Parental leave




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