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Trade Compliance Specialist

Wabtec Corporation
Posted May 28
Full Time
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Who will you be working with?

The Trade Compliance Specialist will join the International Trade Compliance (ITC) team who facilitates compliance with customs and export control laws & regulations while supporting business operations and savings optimization through centralized, standard process controls.

How will you make a difference?

As a member of the ITC team, you will support Wabtec in ensuring compliant global trade and continually developing processes and procedures to increase risk management. You will be responsible for process creation, maintenance, and improvement while having the opportunity to implement those procedures across all of Wabtec businesses, interacting with a cross-functional network of teams. In addition, you will oversee, work with, and learn from best-in-class compliance service providers to execute and advance Wabtec’s program.

What do we want to know about you?

Competencies for a successful Trade Compliance Specialist:

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and strategically prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and maintains flexibility in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • The ability to influence & engage at all levels of business.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail with excellent organizational & documentation skills.
  • A creative and analytical problem solver while adhering to regulatory compliance.
  • An effective communicator with strong, professional communication skills and the ability to build and maintain a culture of trust and respect.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with others positively and effectively in a global organization.
  • The ability to anticipate and address change quickly.

Experience for a successful Trade Compliance Specialist:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
  • Customs Certified Specialist or broker's license (preferred)
  • 3-5 years with working knowledge of customs and trade regulations
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing operations and international logistics
  • Analytical or functional compliance role experience

What will your typical day look like?

  • Provide oversight, direction and audit the performance of trade compliance service providers.
  • Identify, recommend, and implement trade compliance and operational synergies to reduce cost and regulatory risk.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to resolve trade compliance issues and implement process improvements.
  • Provide guidance and training to employees on trade compliance matters.
  • Execute to defined standard work.
  • Monitor regulatory and legislative changes within the industry.
  • Identify, implement, and maintain processes and procedures supporting complaint international trade.

Open to other areas and remote work

Wabtec will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable) and fitness for duty test (as applicable).

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.