Come join a fun and dedicated team where you can make a real difference!  AvtechTyee is committed to reducing our global environmental impact, supporting the health and safety of our employees, increasing the diversity of our workforce, and fostering mutually beneficial relationships within our community, all while developing and manufacturing some of the best and most reliable aerospace products in the industry….and we need your help!

We looking to hire a Trade Compliance Manager who is driven to own and oversee the company’s compliance programs comply with all international laws and regulations regarding global trade requirements including but not limited to: EAR and ITAR classification, licensing of products and technical data, foreign national screening, and licensing, denied party screening, export clearance of company’s goods and technology and recordkeeping. You will bring a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude to help position our company for new growth and improved social responsibility.  Project Management skills would be a real plus! 

AvtechTyee offers great benefits and a focus on career development.  We’re backed by a corporation but with a small company feel.  We have autonomy, close-knit teams, and a wide variety of products and processes that you can play with so you will never be bored.

In this Role, you’ll get to:
  • AvtechTyee uses metrics to define standards for productivity, quality, and cost.  Incumbent is responsible for meeting all defined standards.
  • Develop, implement, enhance, and maintain procedures, directives, policies, and work instructions
  • Work closely and respond, as appropriate, to questions from sales, production, procurement, and logistics related to import and export trade compliance matters, and review all documentation ensuring import/export entry elements are declared properly and duties and taxes are properly assessed
  • Assist sales and Production in compiling quotes by providing rates, tariffs, additional cost
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert on trade issues including, but not limited to, country of origin determination and marking, valuation, denied parties, embargoed countries, anti-boycott compliance and reporting, and red flag issues
  • Lead internal investigations and reviews of deviations from policies and procedures and any possible resulting export/import compliance violations
  • Develops content and presents export compliance training to a variety of audiences, as required
  • Monitor import/export compliance through self-assessment audits with the goal of identifying weaknesses and risk
  • Conduct research, determine, and assign accurate tariff classification, country of origin, valuation, of raw materials / finished goods
  • Prepare, review, approve, and submit applications for export/import licenses, and other requests for authorization
  • Serve as liaison with U.S. government agencies on strategy development related to specific export matters of concern, respond to inquiries from U.S. Government reviewers, and resolve application related issues
  • Further develop an ongoing, country- tailored training program that includes but is not limited to, export control and technology, Corporate Trade Standards, general awareness, risk identification, and escalation
  • Work with manufacturers/vendors/brokers to set up the effective import/export processes to support AvtechTyee/Transicoil operations
  • Monitor regulatory changes related to import/export
  • Actively contribute and execute ideas for process improvements and cost savings
  • Presents a competent and composed demeanor, representing the company with professionalism to all stakeholders (including but not limited to applicants, employees, contractors, vendors, and customers) to successfully advance the interests of the company
  • Follows all environmental health and safety policies and procedures, models safe work practices
  • Responsible for contributing to and supporting a positive and respectful workplace environment.
  • Ongoing self-development and personal growth as an employee

What you’ll need to succeed:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, International Trade, Law, International Business, Business/Administration, Education, Management, Finance, Engineering, or related field
  • Advanced Trade Compliance Regulation knowledge, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Experience in a corporate import/export compliance setting
  • Experience delivering business critical projects and using influence to drive engineering and business teams toward goals
  • A mix of compliance and project management experience, preferably within the Aerospace and/or Aviation industries
  • Trade Compliance experience in R&D field
  • Experience with the application and management of export authorizations including use of internal and external IT tools (D-Trade/SNAP-R/OCR-EASE,) is required
  • At least two years’ experience in managerial roles preferred
  • Experience with public accounting methods and/or trade compliance auditing (internal and external) strongly preferred

**Must be authorized to work in the U.S.**
**This position requires either a US Person (as defined in applicable export regulations) or a non-US person who is eligible to obtain required export authorization**

International Trade Compliance Requirements
  • To conform to U.S. export control regulations, applicant should be eligible for any required authorizations from the U.S. Government
  • Must hold or be eligible for a U.S. Government security clearance
  • Must be eligible to serve as an Empowered Official under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

*The wage/salary range for this role is $98k - $135k, depending on education and experience.

Benefits Include:
  • 9/80 Work Schedule – every other Friday off
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Company-Paid Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Company-Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • HSA with potential company contribution, and/or FSA/DCFSA
  • 401(k) with 3% match with no LOS requirement
  • Accident/Hospital Indemnity/Critical Illness Coverage
  • Auto/Home, Legal, Identify Theft, and Pet Insurance
  • Allowance for Safety Glasses
  • Allowance for Safety Shoes
  • 10 Company-Paid Holidays
  • 100% Education Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Volunteer Time Off
  • Referral Bonuses
  • Quarterly lunches and other events
  • 10% Bonus

If this sounds like a good fit, please reach out for questions and/or apply online at

Since 1958 AvtechTyee has been a leader in the design, development, and manufacture of electronic systems and structural parts for the aerospace industry, with a focus in Communications, Power Lighting and Control, Electro-Mechanical, Switches and Connectors, Indicators, and Rods and Struts.  AvtechTyee’ s products are flying onboard 42 aircraft types within the air transport, regional commuter, and business jet sectors, serving 450 customers in 49 countries of the world.  AvtechTyee manufactures a large range of Tie Rods, Push-Pull Rods, and Control Rods assemblies in Aluminum, Titanium, or Stainless Steel and our composite strut design combines lightweight composite materials with AvtechTyee’s proprietary insert.  AvtechTyee can design a customized rod to fit any aerospace application. Our versatility in supporting aerospace electronics requirements ranges from the custom design and manufacturing of complex power supplies to complete Digital Audio Systems. The innovative design teams at AvtechTyee help anchor our competitive edge in this industry as we offer a broad range of system solutions and a proven ability to design, certify and manufacture equipment requiring electrical, mechanical, optical and software capabilities.

AvtechTyee is a federal contractor subject to the requirements of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act.

AvtechTyee is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our application process because of your disability.  To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at 425-249-5290.


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