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Japanese Bilingual Translator - Berea, KY

Job Description:

Position:  Japanese Bilingual Translator

Location: Lexington, KY

Salary Rate: $50K-$55K (DOE)

Supervisory Responsibility: No

Report to: Manager

Number of Japanese expatriates to support:

Travel up to 50% is required


A Japanese automotive supplier in Lexington is looking for a Japanese bilingual translator to translate spoken passages from Japanese into English and vice-versa.

The position is responsible for simultaneous translation in the various meetings; e.g. Engineering, Quality, Management, Senior Management, and Customer.

Written translation as individual communication needs arise; all departments

Essential duties and functions include but are not limited to the following, other duties may be assigned.  

•           Provides consecutive or simultaneous translation between languages.

•           Listens to complete statements in one language, translates to second, and translates responses from second into first language in consecutive interpreting.

•           Expresses either approximate or exact translation, depending on nature of occasion. Simultaneous translation in the various meetings; e.g. Engineering, Quality, management, Senior management, and Customer.

•           Preparation of Materials for Monthly Telephone Conference.

•           Work on special projects as required.

•           Facilitating communication with the company’s Japan HQ

Additional responsibilities

Provides liaison support to Japanese expatriates by;

•           Communication with the immigration attorney and gathering, organizing, documenting, and keeping necessary information for the legal documents,

•           Setting up apartment accommodations,

•           Setting up apartment accommodations,

•           Setting up phones and doctor appointments,

•           Setting up flight reservations.

•           Assisting with renter’s insurance and auto insurance,

•           Assisting with furnishing apartment / house,

•           Assisting health insurance and executive care,

•           Assisting with application of social security number and driver’s license,

•           Communicating with Japan Consulate,

•           Accompanying Japanese members/family members doctors and other appointments

•           Accompanying Management dinners and translating


•           Bi-lingual in Japanese    

•           At least two (2) year’s related experience.

•           Strong interpersonal skills.

•           Ability to coordinate a high level of activity under a variety of conditions and constraints.

•           Must be able to adapt to new and different computer programs and software to enable efficient data gathering and analysis

•           Ability to research, compile, analyze and interpret data

•           Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred, but not required.

•           This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

•           Good written, verbal communication and collaborative skills, including Japanese

•           Proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Office products

•           Strong organizational and communication skills

•           Detail oriented

•           Manufacturing Industry background preferred

•           Ability to work independently under minimal supervision

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Berea, KY
United States of America

Japanese / Japanese

Job Type:
Direct Hire Position
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Posted Date:4/10/2019



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Job Title: Japanese Bilingual Translator

Location: Berea, KY

Job Type: Direct Hire Position

Reference ID: 363396

Posted Date: 4/10/2019

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