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Logistics Specialist

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Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
Job ID: 45049
Date Posted: Mar 29, 2020
Segment: High-Tech
Business Unit: Hitachi High-Technologies
Company Name: Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Supply & Logistics
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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POSITION TITLE:  Logistics Specialist

DEPARTMENT NAME:  Supply Chain    
REPORTING TO TITLE:  Director of Supply Chain Operations, Supply Chain     


The Logistics Specialist directly assists the supply chain Manager(s) to make sure that the Import and Export needs of the Division are met. This would include preparation of compliance documentation, working with the Broker and making sure that all shipments comply with the Laws of the U.S Customs. This person must have the ability to be able to use the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to classify any part that needs to be imported by HTA.


  • Utilize the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, and Schedule B independently evaluates and determines classifications of parts that will be imported and exported by HTA. This will include understanding the binding rulings, and other pertinent information. This procedure will include the preparation of the forms with as much data as possible, and submit for approval.  
  • Perform entry audits on all entries to ensure accuracy and broker compliance to US Customs regulations.
  • Ensure legal compliance and provide import/export administration and control within government rules and regulations, including appropriate licensing for shipments.  Exercises discretion in ensuring legal compliance with import/export regulations.
  • Communicate with local/international (Japan) Technical Support team to gain critical information needed for classifications.
  • Act as a direct interface between SED division and the validation classification contractor, answering any questions or requests for further information.
  • Acts as an advisor on matters of tariffs, markets, and federal and foreign regulations
  • Complete projects as designated by Management with the common goal to improve overall company performance.
  • Update SAP regarding missing information such as country of origin etc.
  • Produce all duty drawback applications and filing data.
  • Responsible for international shipping documents, as well as bookings, and tracking.
  • Review inbound documents from Israel and Ireland for accuracy if requested.
  • Support customer service regarding inbound/outbound shipments and provide late shipment information and weekend delivery schedules.
  • Remotely support all service locations’ inbound and outbound direct shipments to Japan.
  • Maintain log sheets of inbound shipments and provides files for Import/Export on as needed basis.
  • Act as the interface between HTA accounting, broker, and freight forwarder to resolve conflicting information regarding billing issues as well as providing shipping information to internal customers when requested.
  • Utilize import/export related knowledge such as HTS code classifications, FCC/FDA claim requirement, census warning disclaimers, etc. to support import/export customs clearance as well as resolving issues.
  • Provide back up support to the Purchasing group, this include new part setup in SAP, making corrections to old part numbers with lead-time or safety stock, update log files, creating domestic purchase orders and other activities as deemed necessary.
  • Provide highly detailed documentation for the purpose of problem resolution and/or engineer training.
  • Familiar with different import/export concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Set and keep appropriate schedules for assigned responsibilities.
  • All other duties as deemed necessary by SED management 



  • College degree or relevant certifications and experience in lieu of degree.
  • Preferred Certifications: Import Compliance Level II, US Department of Commerce: Export Controls and Licensing.
  • Preferred Training completed: Tariff Classification, Air and Ocean Shipments, Foreign Trade Zone and Duty Drawback.
  • Preferred Licenses: US Customs Broker License.


  • Candidates should have as a minimum four to five years of experience in this field.


  • Possess excellent Import and Export regulations knowledge. Specifically an understanding of the requirements for FDA, FCC and EAR Export regulations are needed.
  • Broad-based understanding of the SED business, including thorough understanding of etch process theory.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with different business stakeholders within the local and external offices to produce desired results.
  • Ability to effectively interface with customers, service department personnel and others.   
  • Proficient with Computer and MS Office. 
  • Knowledge of SAP.
  • Ability to assist other international field personnel with problems they encounter with shipping.
  • Ability to provide training to members of the Supply Chain group.  
  • Ability to coach and develop assigned resources.
  • Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to make effective judgment to plan and accomplish goals.


  • Ability to lift up to 15 lbs. with or without accommodations.
  • Ability to communicate and receive communication via telephone, fax, and computer e-mail with or without accommodations.

The above job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees with this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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