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Industry: Interpretation

Company: Daikin

May include:

  • Study all relevant vocabulary and basic knowledge of HVAC industry, equipment and technologies
  • Perform written translation of any documents in word, excel, power point and PDF inclusive of e-mail communications
  • Provide accurate but comprehensive interpretation that allows listeners and speakers to gain maximum result from such communication
  • Render messages from one language to another accurately, without omissions and additions, and maintaining message content, context, and style as much as possible
  • Maintain professional demeanor in presentation and communication style
  • Assist with creating and editing presentations and coordinating meetings
  • Identify and resolve conflicts related to the meanings of words, concepts, practices, or behaviors
  • Operate with high level of integrity and proper handling and protection of sensitive and confidential information
  • Know industry specific terminology, referencing glossaries and training materials
  • Perform additional activities/projects as assigned

Nature and Scope:

  • Takes direction of lead
  • Uses knowledge to successfully act as translator for internal and external customers

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Language proficiency in English and Japanese both verbal and written
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy of information
  • Effective organizational and time management skills including ability to prioritize tasks along with sense of urgency
  • Working knowledge of MS Office – Outlook, Word, Power Point, Excel and PDF and interpret in online meetings
  • Must possess a positive attitude and good interpersonal skills to interact daily with internal and external employees as well as Senior leaders and Executive staff
  • Ability to properly handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Teamwork & Collaboration – works well with others in a positive environment and understands the power of “we”
  • Customer Centric – displays a passion for customer satisfaction and is always ready to fuel our service engine
  • High-quality Performance – meets and exceeds goals consistently
  • Knowledge of audio and visual equipment a plus, or ability to learn quickly
  • Flexibility – adapts to change with a problem-solving approach to meet customer requirements
  • Ability to be flexible to changes in business needs, schedules and environments
  • Strives for Progress – cultivates thirst for growth and learning and aims to improve
  • Facilitates – Capable to take charge of meetings with the upmost respect for the team


  • 3+ consecutive years of experience working as a full-time simultaneous interpreter or 5 plus years’ experience as a freelance simultaneous interpreter of Japanese and English


  • BS in Interpretation

Physical Requirements / Working Environment:

  • Must be able to perform essential responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Occasional domestic/international business trip, luncheon/dinner attendance may be requested.
  • Interpretation in the manufacturing facilities is required.

The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of a person’s race, color, religion (including religious dress or grooming practices), creed, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship, uniform service member or veteran status, ancestry, disability, physical or mental disability (including HIV/AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, request for protected leave, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age (over 40), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Company will comply with all federal and state regulations and statutes pertaining to individuals with disabilities.

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