Scientific & Engineering Translators - Various Languages

Recruiter
Atom Recruitment Ltd.
Location
Buckinghamshire
Posted
12 Jan 2018
Closes
10 Feb 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our Client provides specialist Intellectual Property translation and information services. They have a dedicated division providing translation, documentation and localisation services to the medical, pharmaceutical, chemical, engineering and telecoms industries.

They are now seeking Scientific & Engineering Translators. These positions are full-time permanent roles and will be office based in the Home Counties.

Job Purpose
Translators are responsible for producing complete and accurate translations in accordance with client specified requirements. Translators generally dictate their work. Translations are subject to independent proofreading and then returned to the original translator for validation (the "approval" process)

Key Responsibilities
• The accurate and complete production of translations of documents primarily patents and other related linguistic tasks (including ad hoc proofreading and approval as required).
• Daily checking of forthcoming work schedules and liaison with Translation Coordinator
• Liaison with the allocation team and production team as required
• Review of each job ticket for specific translation order requirements
• Clear dictation of translations
• Drawing customer’s attention to flaws in source text
• Resolution of individual text queries
• Use of research methods to resolve queries
• Assistance to production staff as required
• Signing of certificates
• Attendance at notary as necessary
• Input to Sales team as necessary
• Approval of own work after proofreading
• Checking other translators’ work when resource planning demands
• Cover for colleagues’ approvals as required

Qualifications / Experience

  • English mother tongue level, excellent knowledge of German and at least a degree level qualification in physics. Knowledge of optics essential OR
  • English mother tongue level, excellent knowledge of German plus at least a degree level qualification in MaterialsScience. Knowledge of construction would be of interest. French knowledge an advantage but not essential OR
  • Danish mother tongue level, excellent knowledge of English plus at least a degree level qualification in chemistry orbiochemistry. German would be an advantage but is not essential OR
  • French mother tongue level, excellent knowledge of English and at least a degree level qualification in physics, electronics or telecommunications. German knowledge an advantage but not essential OR
  • French mother tongue level, excellent knowledge of English and at least a degree level qualification in chemistry orbiochemistry. German knowledge preferable but not essential OR
  • French mother tongue level, excellent knowledge of English and at least a degree level qualification in mechanical,electrical or automotive engineering. German knowledge preferable but not essential OR
  • English mother tongue level, excellent knowledge of German and/or French plus at least a degree level qualification in mechanical engineering OR
  • English mother tongue level, excellent knowledge of German and/or French plus at least a degree level qualification in chemical engineeringOR
  • English mother tongue level, excellent knowledge of German and at least a degree level qualification in electricalengineering. Defence/military experience or knowledge of heavy switchgear would be ideal OR
  • English mother tongue level, excellent knowledge of German and at least a degree level qualification (preferably a PhD) in chemistry. We have a requirement for chemists with knowledge of any of the following fields - construction chemistry, paper chemistry, leather making and printing plate technology plus catalysis, thermoplastics and textile chemistry. Significant industrial experience and knowledge of general organic nomenclature are essential OR
  • German mother tongue level, excellent knowledge of English and at least a degree level qualification in physics, electronics or telecommunications. Knowledge of signals processing would be of interest. French knowledge an advantage but not essential OR
  • German mother tongue level, excellent knowledge of English and at least a degree level qualification in automotiveengineering. French knowledge an advantage but not essential OR
  • German mother tongue level, excellent knowledge of English and at least a degree level qualification in chemistry orbiochemistry. French knowledge an advantage but not essential
  • A PhD and additional language qualifications are also desirable
  • Previous translation/proofreading experience / specific industry or research sector knowledge & experience / knowledge of other languages / experience in intellectual property is desirable
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Accurate language/grammar abilities
  • Research ability
  • Problem solving ability
  • Ability/desire to work as an individual, but as part of the wider translation team
  • Proven translation ability / Ability to prioritise work / Communication skills (liaison with other departments) / IT skills - use of email, internet, archive, database, translation software e.g. Trados desirable
  • • Sound judgement
  • • Willingness to take responsibility for allocated workload
  • • Willingness to assist colleagues - by covering their tasks occasionally or by helping to assist with queries
  • • Ability to plan and prioritise continually changing schedule

In return our client is offering a competitive package including a basic salary of between £30,000 and £40,000 per annum (salary is negotiable and more may be available for an exceptional candidate) plus benefits which include pension, private healthcare and bonus scheme.

Please e-mail your C.V, together with a covering letter to Lorraine Roger, Director, Atom Recruitment Ltd.