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Export Control Licensing & Classification Manager

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Location: Washington, DC, United States
Date Posted: Sep 27, 2019

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There's more to work at Caterpillar than just the work itself. We hire smart, friendly people and it shows in our culture. We hold ourselves to high standards and make sure our values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability come to life in the way we work. We make sure our employees feel continuously challenged while also supported. We provide professional growth opportunities, including leadership programs. We celebrate the diversity of our team, while also working together as one Caterpillar.


Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee's contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built.


JOB PURPOSE:  To oversee an export control team, with duties in Commerce, State, and Treasury licensing areas. This includes dual-use and munitions license jurisdiction and determination and export compliance areas. Duties will include the development of policies, procedures, and classification criteria for an in-house auto-class IT system and for a manual classification team for dual-use and munitions items for which the enterprise is responsible and liable. The purpose of this position is also to monitor and manage the auto-class system and manual classification once the system and all procedures are in place; to perform manual classification of all items (i.e. technology, commodities, parts and components, etc.) prior to assignment of product number, and to provide guidance on the export of items. This role will also provide training on jurisdiction, classification, licensing procedures, export regulations, and overall trade compliance to support the enterprise.


JOB DUTIES:  This position will serve as supervisor, technical expert, and senior policy advisor for licensing policies and procedures for exports under Commerce, State, and Treasury Department jurisdiction. This will mainly focus on dual-use and munitions lists classification and licensing determination, and export compliance. The classification of dual-use items will include all possible categories into which Caterpillar equipment, parts, technology, and software may fall. The position will address complex and detailed classification and licensing questions from varying audiences to include peers, subordinates, and representatives from across Caterpillar, utilizing knowledge gleaned from relevant government regulations. Prepares analytical reports that evaluate export policy changes and their effect on Caterpillar items as needed. Interprets and advises on regulatory policies and evaluation of proposed exports. Interprets and advises on technical portions of relevant government guidelines that affect the enterprise.


This incumbent will supervise a team of ECCN and licensing professionals responsible for an in-house auto-class IT system and for manual classification for dual-use and munition items for the enterprise, and the resulting licensing requirements thereof. The incumbent will define objectives, interpret policies promulgated by authorities and determine their effect on program needs; independently plans, designs and carries out work to be done; and serves as technical authority. The position will review work for consistency with, and potential impact on, enterprise objectives and program goals.


The incumbent uses guidelines such as all relevant export control regulations, broad policy statements, basic legislation, recent scientific findings, or reports, often ambiguous in nature and requiring extensive interpretation. The incumbent uses judgment and ingenuity and exercises broad latitude to interpret new or revised professional standards and codes, guidelines, policy statements or regulations.


The work consists of recurring classification, review of technical specifications for items, parts, and technology, supervision of staff, and training objectives. This work is characterized by exceptional breadth, requiring intensity of effort, and consisting of multiple phases. The initial in-house auto-class IT system may require multidisciplinary or cross-functional teams. The incumbent must conduct extensive analysis of the nature and scope of problems to make decisions on export jurisdiction, classification, relevant licensing requirements, and associated compliance aspects.

Employee may also be responsible for performing other job duties occasionally as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

·         Requires a Bachelor's degree in engineering

·         Requires excellent analytical skills

·         Requires a self-starter with strong technical leadership skills


Top candidates will also have:

·         Incumbents have usually gained 10 plus years of experience, have an extensive understanding of complex engineering concepts and applications and have generally developed an area of expertise.

·         Must have ability to communicate technical information effectively with team members and others in the work group, as well as employees in other units, customers and suppliers.

·         Prior experience in the U.S. or other government export regulatory jurisdictions is preferred.


Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at


Relocation is available for this position.

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Sep 27, 2019


United States