• Japanese Bilingual Administrative Assistant

    Job Locations US-OH-Raymond
    Job ID
    Japanese Translation
  • Overview

    Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Goken America is an Engineering Services and Product Development company founded in 2004. At Goken America we strive to expand and deliver upon our company motto of “Creating Something Different”. We are continually striving to strengthen our organization, and are always seeking talented individuals who have a strong desire to work in an environment where they can make a difference.


    Our “Vision” is to empower our associates to affect change wherever change is needed. Our “Mission” is that in building trust we foster greatness in our people, excellence in our clients and impact in our communities.


    Goken America provides an excellent benefits package, one month of paid time off per year and a very competitive compensation plan. In addition, when applicable, we will also provide relocation assistance, temporary housing, visa support and other fringe benefits.


    Position Summary:


    Perform required clerical tasks to continue business operations in the assigned department/client location.  Role collaborates within the group as well as across other groups to gain required information to complete tasks.  Role also collaborates heavily with Japanese partners.   


    Essential Duties:        (This list is not exhaustive and other duties may be assigned)


    • Review, control and manage incoming Japanese business documentation. 
    • Performing basic clerical tasks, such as: scheduling, meeting coordination, note-taking activities, emailing, answering phones, customer service, printing and filing; creation, maintenance, and delivery of documents and reports, data entry, communication, budget related processes, special event coordination and setup including events at other facilities, etc.
    • Arrange required formal translation requests. 
    • Operating standard office equipment (phone, computer, copier, etc.). 
    • Department research, troubleshooting and issue resolution.



    • An advanced understanding of both Japanese and American cultures and norms.
    • Demonstrated comfort working with documentation in either language and supporting basic translation and interpretation requirements. 
    • Ability to work in a multinational team environment.
    • Recent experience using Microsoft Office suite of tools.
    • Intermediate level Excel and PowerPoint skills.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and multi-tasking skill.
    • Ability to work flexible hours to coordinate TV meetings with Japan.


    • Language proficiency certification 
    • Experience with ALM/PLM software
    • Bilingual in both Japanese and English at an advanced level. 


    Physical Demands:


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The job might require long periods of standing while delivering training & support.


    Goken America is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.




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