Seko Logistics

  • Import Entry Writer

    Job Locations US-NJ-Newark
    Posted Date 3 months ago(2/20/2019 10:31 AM)
    Job ID
    2019-1247
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Operations
  • Overview

    An import entry writer should have a sound understanding of the mechanics of U.S. Customs procedures and compliance. This position requires an understanding of the handling and distribution of import documents, and be able to interpret the details provided by foreign agents in correspondence.  This position requires considerable time on the telephone, and the capability of communicating patiently and professionally with stations and customers.  This position requires a knowledge of HTS as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Experience with Smartborder is preferred.

    Responsibilities

    • Answering the telephone, and handling inquiries or directing calls to the appropriate party within the department.
    • Reviewing correspondence from agents and stations relative to imports customs clearance operations.
    • Relaying foreign agent correspondence to the appropriate party.
    • Act as liaison between international agents and stations to answer questions.
    • Enter data into computer system in accordance with US Customs Requirements under the direction of a Licensed Custom Broker
    • Verify that import shipments are accurate and complete
    • Filing
    • Comply with SEKO’s C-TPAT Security Profile.
    • Expected to uphold SEKO’s Core Values.

    Qualifications

    QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

    High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

     

    LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to:

    • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
    • Write routine reports and correspondence.
    • Speak effectively to customers on the telephone
    • Fluency in a language other than English is desirable although not essential.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to:

    • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
    • Compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

     

    REASONING ABILITY: Ability to:

    • Apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
    • Deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee:

    • Is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

    SEKO provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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