Entry-level Translator/Admin. Assistant (Japanese-English)


Direct-hire position for a translator/engineering assistant (Japanese-English) at a major auto supplier in Plymouth, Michigan.

Entry-level candidates may be considered.


  • Translation of automotive documents such as reports, specifications, drawings, manuals, etc.
  • Translation of business documents such as emails, faxes, meeting agendas, presentations, etc.
  • Provide department administrative support including meeting scheduling and arrangement, travel arrangements, department budget support.
  • Attend meetings and provide interpreting between English and Japanese. Simultaneous or “whispering” interpreting is preferred, but may consider candidates who can perform consecutive interpreting.
  • Take meeting minutes and prepare meeting reports.
  • Assist department visitors with their administrative tasks and travel arrangements during their stays.
  • Translation is mainly Japanese into English (approximately 85% J–>E)
  • Other duties as required.


  • Business-level proficiency in Japanese and English. (JLPT 1 or JLPT2 level for non-native speakers of Japanese).
  • 2-year or 4-year college degree preferred.
  • 1-3 years of previous administrative or coordination experience preferred. Experience in an automotive or technical setting is a plus.
  • Prior translation experience desired, but entry-level candidates with strong language skills may be considered. Knowledge of business terminology and automotive terminology helpful.
  • Interpreting skills
  • MSOffice – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Organized, multi-tasking, ability to juggle assignments and meet deadlines

Plymouth, MI


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Full-time, direct

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