Technical Translator/Interpreter (Japanese-English)


Technical translator/interpreter needed at a major auto supplier in Novi.

Contract position includes some paid holidays and paid time off but no health insurance.

To 55K based on experience


  • Translation of daily communications, reports, manuals, standards, etc.
  • Translation of troubleshooting reports and problem/countermeasure sheets.
  • Occasional interpreting at meetings, for visitors, between Japanese and US staff, etc.
  • Act as liaison inside and outside the company to facilitate smooth communication between the company and suppliers, and company and headquarters in Japan.
  • Support engineers with various coordination/administration tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Fluency in English and Japanese including fluency in written and spoken business and technical language.
  • Minimum 1 year of prior translation experience, preferably technical or automotive-related.
  • 4-year college degree preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Intermediate-advanced skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and the ability to format translations with tables, graphics, etc.
  • Ability to quickly learn cutting-edge technologies, company products, and design, manufacturing, and quality control methods to be able to explain concepts.

Novi, MI

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