Translations specialist Portuguese Dow Chemical Terneuzen | Terneuzen | Fulltime | Manpower Vacaturenr: 38036026

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Translations specialist Portuguese Dow Chemical Terneuzen

Publicatiedatum: 26 oktober 2017
Regio: Zeeland
Opleidingsniveau: HBO
Vakgebied: Zakelijke dienstverlening
Aantal uren per week: 40
Full time/Part time: Fulltime
Client: Dow Chemical
Salarisindicatie: Loon per maand
€ 2500,00 - 3200,00 per maand € 14,45 - 18,50 per uur
Vacaturenummer: V-0010479

Over de functie

Você fala português? Are you a native speaker of Portuguese with a bachelor’s degree in Translation or similar? Can you translate the customer’s vision into your mother tongue while ensuring that deadlines are met? And are you looking for a fulltime job which allows you to use your writing skills in both English and Portuguese? Manpower has the right job for you!
Employment agency Manpower is looking for a Portuguese native speaker to fulfil the role of translations specialist at Dow Chemical in Terneuzen.
Working activities
As a translations specialist, you will work within the Translations Department of Dow. This department delivers flawless translation services to its customers. The objective is to provide customers with a grammatically correct, well-expressed final version of the translated text within the target deadline.
In this role you are responsible for delivering timely, consistent and efficient translations and localizations of the whole company documentation, among all the different functions and departments, by using the internal Computer Aided Translation and Localization tools. You will be performing the following working activities:

  • Coordinate and prioritize job responsibilities to meet deadlines for work assignments 
  • Receive and understand translation request and translate these within the target deadline 
  • Use specialized vocabulary, thesaurus and reference sources adequately and appropriately
  • Create glossaries and style guides for terminology management purposes
  • Use the Dow system and/or other translation tools
  • Deliver translations in their original layout, graphics, and document format
  • Proofread and edit final translated versions either within Dow or from freelancers
  • Provide time estimates for the offered translation services 

Over het bedrijf

Dow Chemical combines the powers of science and technology to further the progress of humankind. Dow Terneuzen is the world’s second largest production location, with almost 1,700 people currently working at Dow Terneuzen.
As an independent company within Dow, the Dow Servicecenter delivers customized services to the Dow business and joint ventures throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India. Among customized services, Dow Servicecenter also offers logistics services and administrative services such as billing and purchasing. Dow Servicecenter is a worldwide industry key player with more than 600 employees and more than 45 different nationalities. This means that Dow Servicecenter is filled with a great variety of people with each there own talents.
Working at Dow and the Dow Servicecenter is special. Every employee takes responsibility for the work that he or she does. With the performing of your tasks, a big degree of freedom is permitted.
To keep improving your skills, Manpower offers an online learning platform (Studytube) which allows you - without obligation and free of charge - to study. This keeps you future-proof for the demanding labour market of today!
The working hours for this position are during office hours.
What do we offer you?

  • Gross salary between 2,500 and 3,200 euros per month
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses at 0.19 euro per km
  • Reimbursement of Westerschelde tunnel expenses
  • Free access to E-learning platform Studytube via Manpower
  • A fulltime job of 40 hours a week
  • The opportunity to apply for a permanent contract
  • A vacancy for a longer period of time

Functie eisen

To qualify for this job, it is important that you meet the following requirements:

  • You hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpreting or a related field (e.g. Foreign Languages and Literatures, Language Education, etc.)
  • You have at least 1 year of working experience as a translator
  • You are a native speaker of Portuguese
  • You have an excellent command of the English language
  • You are familiar with common technical terminology and specialised jargons
  • You are experienced in working with Microsoft Office Desktop applications
  • You preferably have experience with Computer Aided Translation and Localisation Tools (Wordfast, Olifant)
  • You are available for a minimum of 40 hours per week
  • You live up to 75 km from Terneuzen, for example in Middelburg, Goes or Bergen op Zoom
  • You have your own means of transportation (bicycle, moped, scooter or car)
  • You are not currently in mediation for a job at Dow or the Dow Servicecenter
Dow Chemical is looking for a culturally aware translations specialist who is comfortable working alongside a diverse group of people and whose customer service mind-set helps deliver an outstanding product every time. We expect you to be able to multi-task and prioritise projects and complete your translations with a high level of accuracy.
Starting date
In agreement, you will start work as soon as possible
Does this vacancy appeal to you and do you feel you are a good match for this job? Please use the “solliciteer direct” button to apply online.
The application process
- Apply online via the “solliciteer direct” button
- To speed up the application process, we kindly ask you to send your CV in English
- Fill out the questionnaire that appears after you have logged in and written down your motivation (without your answers we are not able to further process your application)
- Assessment of your application will be performed based on your CV, the questionnaire and any additional information provided
- The local Manpower office will contact you for an interview by phone or a live interview at Manpower
- Possibly, a job interview will be scheduled with you and the company
Is the vacancy still featured on the Manpower website? This means that the position is still available.
We are looking forward to your online application!

Translations specialist Portuguese Dow Chemical Terneuzen