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Translations specialist German Dow Chemical Terneuzen

Klant: Dow Chemical
Opleidingsniveau: HBO
Publicatiedatum: 21 maart 2018
Uren per week: 40
Salarisindicatie: Loon per maand
€ 2500,00 - 3200,00 per maand € 14,45 - 18,50 per uur
Vacaturenummer: V-0013003

Over de functie

Sprechen sie Deutsch? Are you a native speaker of German 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 German? Manpower has the right job for you!
Employment agency Manpower is looking for a German 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

The Dow Service Centre in Terneuzen, which employs more than 700 talented employees, is the international service provider for the Dow Chemical Company. The Service Centre is not located on the Dow Chemical plant, but in the city of Terneuzen itself. Dow’s Service Centre employees represent over 50 different languages and nationalities from all across the world. The Service Centre supports Dow and its joint ventures in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India a wide variety of areas, such as logistics, customer service, finance, human resources, translations and much more. Not only does the Service Centre support clients during their ordering processes, they also employ people who handle tax coordination and HR activities. The Terneuzen location is part of a global service network with offices in Midland (USA), São Paulo (Brazil), Mumbai (India), Shanghai and Tianjin (China).
The Dow Service Centre consists of an energetic and multicultural team of talented individuals of all ages. They are all enthusiastic, curious, and enterprising colleagues!
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 German
  • 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!

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