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Part-time Translator - Hitachi Astemo

19 Sep 2022 12:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Hitachi Astemo Electric Motor Systems America, Inc. ((Astemo)USMS)

1150 Mayde Road, Berea, KY 40403

Position:  Part-time Japanese-English Interpreter/Translator

Job Summary:

The Interpreter and Translator will convert oral speech and written text in Japanese to English, and vice versa, in a variety of contexts.


  • Carefully listens to or reads content in the original language.
  • Understands and analyzes what is being said or written, and the message, intent, and nuances being communicated.
  • Reproduces statements or questions in the desired output language.
  • Facilitates effective communication with individuals, companies, or other interested parties.
  • Provides simultaneous interpretation (SI) or consecutive interpretation (CI) depending on the desired outcome.
  • Uses equipment such as microphones or headsets as needed to ensure precise and timely translations or interpretations.
  • Gathers, develops, and maintains lists of terminology and information that may be used in technical translations such as manufacturing, quality assurance, and engineering materials.
  • Protects the confidentiality of information and adheres to any related ethical or professional codes.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned; no supervisory responsibilities exist for this position.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Fluency in, and thorough understanding of, the primary language(s) being translated.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills in the applicable languages.
  • Excellent listening skills and auditory recall as needed to remember spoken words and accurately reproduce them in the desired language.
  • Familiarity/proficiency with Microsoft Office 365.
  • Ability to appropriately understand and respond to culturally sensitive situations, perspectives, and phrases.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in intense situations.

Education and Experience:

  • Fluency in both languages required.
  • Bachelor’s degree attained, currently pursuing or a combination of related experience (ie, 3 years) preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on and viewing a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Primarily office setting for work but may require occasional manufacturing and warehouse floor support wearing all required personal protective equipment.
  • Flexibility with schedule for occasional morning and evening translation support.

This is a non-full-time position, and the person will be employed through a local staffing agency. Interested parties should email:
















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