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Linguistic Specialist (Language Lead) Russian OR Chinese




Minneapolis, MN, 55405, USA


Linguistic Specialist (Language Lead) Russian OR Chinese


Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Aug 30, 2017


Based in the Netherlands (Maastricht) or the US (Minneapolis)


The Medtronic Translations department is dedicated to be Medtronic’s natural choice to localize Medtronic’s product/therapy documentation and software as well as Medtronic marketing and corporate documentation in the language of our customers; our goal is to increase the access of patients to our products and therapies.

In the commitment to giving excellent and professional service to the client and building/maintaining a good relationship/partnership with our internal clients, we are building and maintaining a team and processes that is optimized for flexibility, stretched capacities and great responsiveness.

As a result we are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Linguistic Specialist to strengthen our team in Maastricht.


We offer you an exciting job in which you deliver translations that are correct, consistent and understandable and ensure that Medtronic localization processes are efficient, cost-effective and safe. You are 70-80% of your time working on projects translating text and/or reviewing text translated by freelancers, vendors and translation resources. The remaining time you identify, quantify and propose solutions to challenges faced by your language group and participate in continuous improvements, e.g. report inefficiencies in translation tools and/or processes.

You also help maintaining an effective pool of freelancer translators and revisers, work on translation management maintenance and on terminology management. You work closely with and share knowledge amongst other team members to provide efficient, effective and uninterrupted translation service to internal clients.


Ability to write in, and translate into Russian or Chinese, on a native speaker level, with technical writing proficiency

Fluent in written and spoken English is a must

3-5 years’ experience in translation, preferably in technical and medical translations

Bachelor level in Translation, Linguistics or similar

Affinity with process improvement and project management

Thorough knowledge of standard PC applications: MS Word, Excel

Ability to learn and interest in learning new software

Advanced understanding and working knowledge of CAT tools and process for translation of both documentation and software

You are a team player with strong communication skills who is able to work under deadlines. You show independence and ability to take initiative as well as strong problem solving skills. You are able to multitask in combination with a keen eye for detail. You are reliable as well as highly engaged to provide the best support.


Medtronic offers you a professional, dynamical and high quality working environment, where personal development is stimulated and personal initiatives are encouraged. Your Individual Development Plan will challenge you to develop your personal skills and competencies and build your career within our organization.


Is this the position you were waiting for? Then please apply directly


As a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, Medtronic improves the health and lives of millions of people each year.We believe our deep clinical, therapeutic and economic expertise can help address the complex challenges - such as rising costs, aging populations and the burden of chronic disease - faced by families and healthcare systems today. But no one can do it alone. That’s why we’re committed to partnering in new ways and developing powerful solutions that deliver better patient outcomes.

Founded in 1949 as a medical repair company, we're now among the world's largest medical technology, services and solutions companies, employing more than 85,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in over 155 countries. With our European Operations Center for Distribution and Shared Services in Heerlen, the Bakken Research Center in Maastricht, our manufacturing facility in Kerkrade, and the Medtronic Eindhoven Design Center and Dutch sales office in Eindhoven, Medtronic Netherlands has more than 1,500 employees.

Whatever your specialty or ambitions, you can make a difference at Medtronic - both in the lives of others and your career. Join us in our commitment to take healthcare **Further, Together** .

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Medtronic, Inc.
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Medtronic, Inc. manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Cardiac and Vascular Group, and Restorative Therapies Group. The Cardiac and Vascular Group’s products include pacemakers; implantable defibrillators; leads and delivery systems; ablation products; electrophysiology catheters; products for the treatment of atrial fibrillation; information systems for the management of patients with cardiac rhythm disease management (CRDM) devices; coronary and peripheral stents and related delivery systems; therapies for uncontrolled hypertension; endovascular stent graft systems; heart valve replacement technologies; cardiac tissue ablation systems; and open heart and coronary bypass grafting surgical products. The Restorative Therapies Group offers products for various areas of the spine; bone graft substitutes; biologic products; trauma, implantable neurostimulation therapies, and drug delivery devices for the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), overactive bladder, urinary retention, and fecal incontinence and gastroparesis; external insulin pumps; subcutaneous CGM systems; products to treat conditions of the ear, nose, and throat; and devices that incorporate advanced energy technology. It also manufactures and sells image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems; and provides Web-based therapy management software solutions. The company serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients in approximately 140 countries. Medtronic, Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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