Principal Translator - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

Stalowa Wola

Job Description:
The Translator will serve as an official translator for Raytheon personnel in Huta Stalowa Wola, Poland on an indefinite term contract.

Will manage, facilitate and provide effective written and oral translation, primarily in support of formal tender procedures, negotiations and other related activities with the Polish Ministry of Defense (MoD), Armed Forces, various other Polish Government agencies and the Polish business community. Responsibilities include listening to, understanding, and translating spoken or written statements from both Polish to English, and English to Polish, and having the ability to quickly translate oral statements with an accurate reproduction of the intent of the original statement. The original material for translation will consist of both technical and non-technical information, and include unique military terminology. The Translator will also hold responsibility to oversee and manage translation services provided by third parties contracted by the company, and will serve as final editor for translation of written documents provided by such service providers.

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.


  • Prepare written translation of correspondence originating from either Raytheon or Polish government and industry sources to facilitate proposal submissions, discussions, and negotiations.
  • Serve as official translator for Raytheon personnel in both formal and informal meetings, conferences, and other interactions by providing non-simultaneous translation of oral discussions and briefings.
  • Listen to, understand, and translate oral statements and written documents while accurately relaying concepts, ideas and intent of the original statement.
  • Oversee and manage translation services provided by third parties contracted by the company.
  • Serve as final editor and proof reader to provide consistent and accurate translations of written documents originating from either third parties contracted by the company, or from company employees.
  • Accompany foreign visitors and facilitate communication with Raytheon personnel for visitors with limited English proficiency.
  • Provide accurate written translation of contract letters, company correspondence, policies, regulations, procedures and general business documents.
  • Assist Raytheon personnel by interpreting and/or preparing ad-hoc translation of Polish and/or English business correspondence originating from various sources.
  • Maintain and develop a glossary of commonly used Polish/English technical and military terminology.
  • Provide interpretation of the meaning and intent of the Polish equivalency of English terminology.
Assists Raytheon personnel with other ad-hoc translation related responsibilities, as may be directed

Required Skills:
  • Must be a Sworn Translator (or ability to obtain Sworn by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Poland).
  • Military translation experience
  • Ability to provide oral and written translation from English to Polish, and Polish to English (not simultaneous)
  • Ability to read aloud documents written in English or Polish in the language other than that in which they were originally written
  • Organization and management skills
  • 6 years formal experience in general translation, copywriting and editing
  • Proficiency with computer assisted translation tools
  • Fluency in English
  • Fluency in Polish
  • Familiarity with Polish and NATO military terminology

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to become Sworn Translator
  • Polish military security clearance
  • Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Master’s Degree in Linguistics or equivalent

Required Education (including Major):
  • Bachelor’s Degree or or multiple years of relevant field experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. (Two years related work experience can substitute for one year of education)