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Location: Berea, Kentucky, United States
Job ID: R0004950
Date Posted: Dec 8, 2021
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi America, Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Human Resources
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Company: Hitachi Astemo Electric Motor Systems America, Inc.

Location: Berea, KY

Status: Temporary for approx. 4-5 months with possibility of extension

Job Summary:

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


  • Carefully listens to or reads content including jargon and acronyms 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.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Fluency in, and thorough understanding of English and Japanese.
  • 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.
  • Proficient in 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:

  • Bachelors degree preferred.
  • At least three years of related experience required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected] Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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