Job Opening: Translator and Interpreter (M&C Tech, Indiana)

Translator and Interpreter

Washington, IN 47501

Position Overview

Interpret oral and translate written text from one language into another.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Translate written or spoken language, both Japanese and English.
  • Use interpersonal, oral and/or written communication techniques to bridge the gap between English speaking and Japanese speaking employees.
  • Transcribe spoken or written information.
  • Understand second language.
  • Assist President, HR and Safety Manager in daily administrative duties.


  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Foreign Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (Japanese) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
  • Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing front office customer and personal services.
  • Clerical – Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Personal/Technical Skills:

  • Active Learning – Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively in both English and Japanese.
  • Writing – Communicating effectively in writing in English and Japanese, as appropriate.


  • Follow ethical codes that protect the confidentiality of information.
  • Identify and resolve conflicts related to the meanings of words, concepts, practices, or behaviors.
  • Translate messages simultaneously or consecutively into specified languages, orally or by using hand signs, maintaining message content, context, and style as much as possible.
  • Check translations of technical terms and terminology to ensure that they are accurate and remain consistent throughout translation revisions.
  • Read written materials, such as legal documents, scientific works, or news reports, and rewrite material into specified languages.
  • Refer to reference materials, such as dictionaries, lexicons, encyclopedias, and computerized terminology banks, as needed to ensure translation accuracy.
  • Compile terminology and information to be used in translations, including technical terms.
  • Listen to speakers’ statements to determine meanings and to prepare translations.
  • Compile information on content and context of information to be translated and on intended audience.

Work Conditions:

  • Open office environment, moderate to loud noise.
  • Standard automotive plan environment with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as safety glasses, steel toe shoes, hearing protecting, etc. Personal attire standards may apply.
  • Ability to sit, walk or stand for extensive periods of time.
  • May occasionally be required to lift up to 40 pounds.


  • Bachelor’s Degree – preferred.
  • High School Diploma – required.
  • Associate’s Degree – required.


  • Fluent in Japanese and English languages.
  • Experience with manufacturing processes.
  • Injection plastics and Urethane process experience a plus.
  • Previous exposure to a multicultural office environment a plus.

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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