JP Spec Control Technical Leader

Advertised on : 02 Oct 2017 | Closing date : 01 Jan 2019

  Job Reference : 09613

Japanese-Speaking Technical Document Specification Controller



£22,000 to £26,000 per annum (depending on experience)


Contract Type

Full-time permanent





Company Profile

Leading Japanese automotive parts manufacturer seeks a Japanese-speaking candidate to report to the Spec Control Supervisor and Spec Control Technical Leader. The successful candidate will support the company in processing technical documents and information relating to specification control and new model instructions. The candidate will control the technical documents in the Product Development Department with duties involving checking drawings and specifications, and issuing technical documents. Translation between Japanese and English is essential to ensure accurate communication.


Main Responsibilities

·            Control of specifications, drawings and other technical documents, including operating Catia.

·            Liaison with suppliers, customers, and group.

·            Involvement of control of design change.

·            Involvement in making of BOM (technical bill of materials) & MTO chart.

·            Monitoring of revision control of documents in the internal technical information database and support of system development.

·            Support of new model development activities.

·            Involvement in data control of chemical substances, including IMDS data checks, preparation and submission.

·            The translation of technical documents (JapaneseEnglish) and interpretation (JapaneseEnglish)


Candidate Requirements

·            Fluent Japanese and English language skills.

·            Educated to degree level or equivalent.

·            Good communication and presentation skills.

·            Excellent computer literacy (Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint).

·            Excellent numeracy skills.

·            Methodical monitoring, including checking and responding appropriately.

·            Creative approach to problem solving.

·            Ability to analyse and interpret data.

·            Ability to prioritise and plan effectively.

·            Sense of responsibility to complete tasks by deadline with own initiative.

·            Flexible and multi-tasking approach and ability to work under pressure.

·            Open to training and learning new skills.

·            Ability to work as part of a team and as an individual (depending on situation).

·            Good attention to detail and pride in delivering work to a high standard.

·            Experience in a manufacturing environment preferable but not essential.



·            23 days paid holiday (pro-rata) increasing by one day for each year of service (up to a maximum of 27 days).

Starting Date



Working Hours

Monday to Friday; 08:00 to ~16:30



Candidates must have full eligibility to work in the UK as VISA sponsorship cannot be provided. Temporary VISA holders (Tier-5, etc. are welcome to apply).


Functional Areas : Engineering & Manufacturing;Automotive
Type of Employment : Permanent
Work Location : (London)
Salary Description : £22,000 to £26,000

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