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Classification Specialist

Location: Houston, TX
Hourly: $30.00 - $40.00
Job Type: Contract

With our proprietary technologies and production systems, integrated expertise, andcomprehensive solutions, we are transforming our clients’ project economics. We are uniquely positioned to deliver greater efficiency across project lifecycles from concept to project delivery and beyond. Through innovative technologies and improved efficiencies, our offering unlocks new possibilities for our clients in developing their oil and gas resources. Each of our 44,000 employees is driven by a steady commitment to clients and a culture of purposeful innovation, challenging industry conventions, and rethinking how the best results are achieved.


This position is part of the Corporate Compliance Team and supports the business by providing import/export classification guidance.


  • Research and determine the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) and Export Control Number (ECCN) classification for the applicable jurisdiction for equipment, materials and other items.
  • Apply regulatory, judicial, international and/or local Customs’ decisions/views to products being classified.
  • Maintain appropriate recordkeeping to support classification determinations.
  • Determine other government agency requirements applicable to the product.
  • Document classification and other government agency determinations to ensure adequate defense for any requests to justify classification from customers, suppliers, or customs.
  • Communicate classification decisions to key stakeholders, including other members of the
  • Compliance Team, Sales, project managers, and cross-functional leaders.
  • Conduct new product reviews, including classification and other government agencies regulations
  • Train other employees, including members of the Compliance Team, as well as crossfunctional departments, on classification and regulation issues.
  • Interface with Engineering and Program Managers to understand technical characteristics and how that impacts export classifications.
  • Initiate, coordinate, and lead team projects to include cross functional projects.
  • Engage with product teams to understand changing product lines and business models and develops corresponding processes to ensure compliance with applicable export requirements
  • Provide guidance to employees concerning the requirements and obligations of proper classification of goods.
  • Additional duties based on business need


  • High School Diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Three (3) years minimum classification experience
  • Must have strong experience in import classification, in depth understanding and command of U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule, GRIs, Explanatory Notes, CROSS
  • Experience in classification using other countries HTS is desirable
  • Must have strong experience in export classification, in depth understanding and command of the EAR, Commerce Control List, Country List, ECCN
  • Must possess strong organizational, team and communication skills to work independently and take initiative to address issues.
  • Ability to read and understand technical specs and drawings
  • Ability to determine potential export licensing requirements based on ECCN/country list
  • Familiarity with US Schedule B
  • Must be excel proficient (including creating/running formulas)
  • Must have strong critical thinking skills to apply proper rigor to decisions, including when to seek third-party review or guidance
  • Prior classification experience in the oil/gas industry is preferred
  • SAP experience is preferred


  • Spends 90% of time in office. Some Travel as necessary.


  • Frequent sitting and operating a computer. Fast paced atmosphere with multiple priorities and constant change. Some travel due to role.

Gateway Recruiting, INC – – 830.237.4443 –

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