Quarantine Imports Clerk

Position Title:   Quarantine Imports Clerk

Employment Status:  Fulltime

Location:  TNT Australia, Botany

Reports to:    International Operations Manager

 Key Purpose: 

§  To ensure that all duties relative to paperwork and Clearance of international import freight is carried out in a timely and efficient manner.

Specific Tasks:

§  Automation and registration of shipments on the in- house customs system

§  Ensure all scanning compliance is adhered to.

§  Preparation and execution of all quarantine, formal and informal entries

§  Ensure all import documentation is scanned in correct files

§  Maintaining a manual record of all movements stored in bond

§  Preparation and execution of all transshipment entries

§  All  appropriate status entries have been recorded in track and trace

§  To invoice all quarantine and ISB charges

§  Retrieval of non PACs documentation from sending port or from actual consignments

§  Follow up with origin and import clients for any paperwork, permits or other documentation that has not arrived with shipment

§  Communicate with external organisations to assist with the release of shipments being held for reasons unknown

§  Daily liaising with Government agencies to ensure legal requirements are adhered to

§  Reporting to relevant government agencies and internal security of discrepancies, suspect consignments and tampering of shipments

§  Ensure a high level of customer service is provided to all internal and external clients.

§  Any other related task as directed by the Manager.


§  Reporting of Automation in a timely manner through EDI measured by late reporting file from ACS

§  Customs and AQIS releases done in a timely manner

§  System to be updated on-time with the correct status code

§  Billing completed on time within the correct weeks costs

§  DOTD measured through held customs and quarantine SQ codes

§  Language skills: mastery of the English language, both verbal and written

§  Ability to communicate with impact

§  Ability to build first class relationships


§  Senior High School education

§  Approved Premise accreditation

§  Regulated agents awareness

§  Drivers licence class C 

§  International Airfreight industry experience preferred

§  EDI Enterprise

§  Knowledge of the Australian Customs and Australian Quarantine requirements for importation into Australia

§  Knowledge of the Australian customs system ICS

§  Track & trace status codes

§  Full knowledge and understanding of TNT policies and Procedures,

Permanent Full Time

Job no: DPAO936509

Location: Botany

Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 May 2019