Japanese/English Interpreter

NPR of America, INC
Job Description
NPR of Americ, INC is seeking a Japanese to English translator/interpreter at our Bardstown, KY location.  This will be a full-time first shift position as a key component to our team.  Great opportunity!NPR is a premier Tier I supplier of premium piston rings , serving both the OEM and Aftermarket segments throughout the world.  Why NPR of America? This position offers a $6,000 sign on bonus 3 weeks of Paid Time Off! Excellent Benefits Ability to grow within the company Tuition Reimbursement and SO MUCH MORE! What you will be doing Facilitate communication by converting concepts in the source language to equivalent concepts in the target language. Interpreter and translator for American and Japanese teams. Support will also include assistance on production floor with Engineering, Quality and or Production teams. Perform consecutive or whispered interpretation for video conferences, phone conversations, and in-person meetings. Assimilate speakers’ words quickly, including technical communications and acronyms. Take notes while listening to source content to aid memory and interpretation of all information. Maintain a high level of concentration on spoken content for extended periods of time. Render spoken messages accurately, quickly, and clearly. Accurately convey the style and tone of the source language in the target language. Translates written Japanese or English content as needed. Prepares, creates and/or completes document translations as needed. Other assignments as needed Human Resources liaison with Japanese Expat Team members. Handles expatriate onboarding program including: housing, education, bank accounts, intro to the U.S. in general. Takes care of essential general affairs for the J Team from VISA management to locating medical providers for the Japanese physical as an example. May occasionally accompany family (spouse etc. to appointments – school, etc.). Other responsibilities and duties as assigned to meet human resources or other business needs.   Requirements Fluent speaker of both Japanese and English languages. High school diploma or GED is required.  College or certification is desired but not required (will consider prior experience). Must be fluent in aspects of English and Japanese language from speaking, understanding, reading and writing. Must be able to assimilate words quickly, analyze sentences and relay information. Be versatile and able to switch interpreting directions based on spoken content. Excellent memory; can concentrate on the spoken content while others are speaking or moving near the interpreter. Be culturally sensitive and able to use the appropriate level of deference/politeness and confidentiality based on the situation and audience. Prefer previous experience in position of same within a manufacturing environment. Must be able to multi-task and possess above average computer skills with EXCEL, MS Office and Power Point. Maintains a professional demeanor and appearance. Confidentiality is required and non-negotiable. Requires high level of organizational and time management skill sets. Must be able to walk, stand, sit, for long periods.  Time will be required on the production floor assisting the teams as interpreter on a variety of events from meetings to equipment install and problem solving. We are an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans....valuing diversity…celebrating strengths.
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