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Customs Broker - Full Time

Lynden Logistics Inc. - Elk Grove Village, IL

Posted on 08/31/21 (Ref: ILwzUqWMav)

Customs Broker - Elk Grove Village, IL - Lynden Logistics Inc.

With operations spanning the globe, Lynden International provides complete coverage to most major world markets. We provide air and ocean freight forwarding, expedited ground freight services, customs brokerage, logistics and other specialized services like facility management, charters, reverse logistics and assembly and distribution. We are the proverbial “one-stop shop” for any transportation or shipping need. Lynden has achieved Logistics Management Magazine’s #1 ranking in Airfreight Forwarding for the second year in a row. We are looking for people to contribute to Lynden International’s overall customer experience success by effectively interacting and supporting our customers.

Lynden International, a member of the Lynden family of companies, has roots in transportation going back more than 100 years.

Are you an enthusiastic, self-motivated person who takes pride in finding solutions to problems that meet the expectations of your customers? Do you thrive where each day is not like the last? If so, Lynden is the place for you.

This person has operations responsibility at senior level of expertise for Brokerage at station level.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Handles all aspects of importing from beginning to end.
  • Ensures record-keeping regulations are followed per CFR 19 Sec 163 by following company guidelines: Ensures entries are classified correctly and interacts with Customs on Entry matters.
  • Responsible for the preparation and presentation of all communication between U.S. Customs and importers concerning classification, protest, etc.
  • Responsible for classification of commercial invoices including distribution of paperwork, and filing of entries with the U.S. Customs Service.
  • Prepares entry papers from the commercial invoice in accordance with U.S. Customs Service HTSUS and with adherence to the regulations of other federal agencies such as the FDA, USDA and EPA
  • Perform all aspects of customer service and carrier relations (negotiating rates & services with carriers), including cost quotations to customers and documenting customer requirements.
  • Provides customers import requirements including duty rates on goods to be imported.
  • Approve invoices for payment and submit to the general office for payment.
  • Arranges transportation of imported goods from port to final destination and the preparation of inland bill of ladings
  • On time and predictable attendance required



High school education or equivalent and 5 years progressive experience in importing; or 4 years experience at LAF with one year at Import Agent 2 level or equivalent. 4-year degree in related field may be substituted for part of experience. Familiar with all Customs regulations and must be licensed by U.S. Customs to conduct transactions per CFR 19 Section 111.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, tariffs, and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, other employees, and the general public.

Ability to calculate freight rates, including the effect of dimensionalized weight and amounts such as percentages, volume, and discounts.

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written or oral form. Ability to solve unusual problems and deal with a variety of complex or difficult situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to work independently in difficult or complex or nonstandard situations.Fully competent to make independent decisions.

Intermediate user of Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Windows, etc.)

Must be able to interact with sales and other office personnel

Excellent organizational skills & leadership skills

Ability to handle multiple priorities.

  • Ability to possess and maintain a TSA Security Threat Assessment(STA) with a status of Passed, or a TSA recognized equivalent. TSA recognized equivalents include a Secure Identification Display Area (SIDA) badge, Commercial Driver's License(CDL) with Hazmat Endorsement issued within the 50 States or District of Columbia, the Transportation Worker Identification Card(TWIC), or Free and Secure Trade(FAST) card issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. STA's will be submitted by Lynden International upon job offer and renewed thereafter. Recognized equivalents must be current at time of application and successfully renewed by the applicant thereafter.

Must be able to successfully complete a drug and background check.

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