Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier.
Reporting to the Manager, Official Languages and Translation Services, which oversee the global translation for Air Canada, the selected candidate in this position will mainly be responsible for thematic and ad hoc terminological research and for improving, updating and managing the term base and Air Canada’s translation memory. By providing a centralized service, we ensure consistency and maintain high quality translation services.
Disseminate instructions for creating bilingual terminology records for use by our in-house and external linguists.
Standardize nomenclature of job titles, product names and technical terms.
Setting up a documentary database and keeping it up to date.
Create and disseminate vocabularies, writing aids and other Web-based language resources, and setting up a network of contacts.
Advise external linguists and internal customers and promote the language tools available to them.
Identify and analyze terminological problems and needs.
Monitor documentations and identify changes, developments or linguistic inconstancies and variations in different areas of terminology such as organizational nomenclature, functional titles, administrative and budgetary matters, and various other areas.
Propose solutions based on audience types.
Synthesize information and communicate it effectively, orally or in writing.
Facilitate the editing and translation process by researching and locating information or past publications which might help external and internal linguists produce high-quality translations.
Ensure accuracy, appropriateness and consistency of usage of terms for the organization.
Undergraduate or graduate degree in translation, including at least two undergraduate or graduate courses in terminology, advanced terminology, applied terminology, bilingual terminology, terminotics or lexicology
Supervised terminology internships an asset
Certification in terminology from a professional association
At least three years of experience as a terminologist, or a combination of translation and terminology experience in the public sector, in a translation firm or in a company that offers coaching
Participation in large-scale research and terminology record creation
Thorough knowledge of applied terminology, recording terminological research according to recognized principles, validation methods involving in-house and external language professionals, internal customers, and specialists in the field, managing a term base and using translation memories
Thorough knowledge of Web-based or other documentary and terminological resources
In-depth knowledge of validation methods
Extensive knowledge of information delivery methods
Knowledge of aviation industry an asset
Extensive general culture, intellectual curiosity, analytical skills, critical thinking skills, and knowledge of the business world
Keen interest in process optimization
Strong customer service skills, team player and ability to work with employees at all levels of the company, as well as with external linguists
Absolute discretion, judgment, tact, rigour, attention to detail, autonomy, ability to adapt in a dynamic environment
Excellent management of priorities, ability to work under stress and meet tight deadlines
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint); knowledge of Web communications an asset
Bilingual (English and French)
Diversity and Inclusion
Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.
As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.
Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.