Linde Engineering North America Inc

Classification Specialist

Job Location US-TX-Houston
# of Openings


The primary responsibility of the Classification Specialist is to perform HTSUS classification and ADD-CVD analysis for imports and ECCN for exports. The Classification Specialist will also assist in establishing and maintaining U.S. trade compliance program for LENA that will ensure compliance with all U.S. government laws and regulations concerning importing and exporting and do so in a cost-effective manner.


The Classification Specialist shall be responsible for the following but not limited to:

  • Performs HTSUS classification and ADD-CVD analysis of all the imported items. Coordinates with Engineering on classification of equipment and with Procurement on supplier decisions.
  • Performs Schedule B and ECCN analysis for Exports.


 The classification specialist will support the organization’s Trade Compliance Manager with the following:

  • Provides leadership and expert guidance on the performance of corporate procurement and logistics personnel who manage day to day import and export operations at various locations.
  • Provides problem solving on an as needed basis including the occasional urgent trade issue.
  • Advises Procurement, Engineering (e.g., classifications for equipment transfers), Logistics, Operations and Legal, Contract Management and Sales in regulatory compliance issues and possible buying opportunities. 
  • Manages Import Customs Clearance - International Inbound Cargo – and Export Clearance / AES filing - International Outbound Cargo.
  • Confirms accurate calculation and payment of duties and customs fees.
  • Establishes post-entry and post-export review procedures and addresses any government trade agency compliance audits. Performs ‘Import Data Risk Assessment’.
  • Closely collaborates with the various import and export agencies and in-house legal counsel on select topics
  • Performs the calculation and tracking of the annual Value Reconciliation Program.


  • Experience in performing complex HTSUS classification and ADD-CVD analysis for the Oil & Gas Engineering Industry preferred. Knowledge of using online resources of CBP for classification and ADD-CVD analysis required.
  • 5 years’ experience in US Customs (import) and Export
  • Knowledge and ability to assess the risk of anti-dumping and countervailing duty liability.
  • Knowledge of import and export compliance programs.
  • Must possess the ability to work with engineers and technical products
  • Effective computer skills; Microsoft Office Software and other company and discipline specific software applications
  • Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the company


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