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Customs Entry Specialist I

Company: AIT Worldwide Logistics, INC.
Location: Palatine
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Customs Entry Specialist I

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Customs Brokerage

Position Type

Regular Full-Time


Come move the world with us! Wake up each day to be part of a global movement.A movement tomake an impact. A movement togo for it!A movement toprovide best-in class solutions. A movement to beempowered. A movement todo the right thing. Make AIT Worldwide Logistics the next stop on your career journey! See what our teammates say about working at AIT Worldwide Logistics.


AIT Worldwide Logistics is currently seeking a Customs Entry Specialist I. The ideal candidate will have Customs Brokerage/Import/Export or CHB entry writer experience, as well as one year of customer service/general office/data entry experience.


  • Administrative tasks in the import operations department servicing the client and their suppliers, providing customer service as well as maintaining revenues from the client base and contracted vendors.
  • File break/down, classifying data entry, photocopying, scanning and some assembling of entries. Import air recoveries, check cutting, and delivery order creation is part of this position.
  • Auditing commercial documents, applying harmonized tariff schedule code for accurate duty assessment and to ensure all federal requirements are met.
  • Document review and assessment of accuracy, verifying country of origin/export, IOR, terms of sale and value to ensure that compliance and federal regulation requirements are achieved.
  • Daily follow up on documentation discrepancy issues which requires the ability to troubleshoot and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with customers and foreign origins.
  • All other tasks as assigned by supervisor and or manager.
  • Position may require a weekend schedule on a department rotation basis and not limited to working a holiday schedule based on the needs of the operation and requirements of the account.


    • A team player who works well with others - being respectful to our teammates is a Core Value
    • A strong work ethic with an appreciation for ownership, independence, accountability, and autonomy in your role
    • Growth mindset - being passionate about your craft, always looking for ways to improve yourself and the company, being open to change and doing things differently
    • Customer service focus - we serve a wide variety of customers, both internal and external, and building relationships is a part of our cultureOther Skills We Hope to See:
      • A minimum of 2 to 5 years of Entry Writing; 1 to 2 years in CHB or Imports
      • A high school diploma or equivalent certificate required
      • Accurate and rapid data entry with the ability to multi-task
      • Proven customer service needs with the ability to problem-solve
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook
      • Strong organizational skills
      • Excellent verbal and written skills
      • Project a professional image to the customer and to represent AIT in a positive manner

        What AIT Can Offer You

        In addition to your base compensation, you may be eligible for a bonus based on achievement of business and/or individual performance metrics (dependent on position). Benefits offered include Medical, Prescription, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Disability, Supplemental Health, Employee Support program, Paid Parental Leave, Pet Insurance, 401(k) and Tuition Reimbursement for your personal development. In addition, teammates may be eligible for up to 10 to 20 days of vacation (depending on tenure), 2 personal days, 5 sick days, 5 volunteer hours, and 6 company holidays (plus Veterans Day for Veterans) annually.

        About AIT Worldwide

        About AIT Worldwide Logistics:AIT Worldwide Logistics is a global freight forwarder that helps its customers grow by expanding access to markets all over the world where they can sell and/or procure raw materials, components, and finished goods. For more than 40 years, the America's-based supply chain solutions leader has relied on a consultative approach to build a global network and trusted partnerships in nearly every industry, including aerospace, automotive, consumer retail, food, government, healthcare, high-tech, industrial and life sciences. Backed by scalable, user-friendly technology, AIT's flexible business model customizes door-to-door deliveries via sea, air, ground, and rail-on time and on budget. With expert teammates staffing more than 100 worldwide locations in Asia, Europe, India, and North America, AIT's full-service options also include customs clearance, warehouse management and white glove services. Learn more about AIT Worldwide Logistics, our culture and core values in action here. AIT Worldwide Logistics is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veterans/Disabled. If you are unable to apply online due to a disability, contact Human Resources at .

Keywords: AIT Worldwide Logistics, INC., Palatine , Customs Entry Specialist I, Professions , Palatine, Illinois

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