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International Specialist - Temporary

Date: Nov 17, 2022

Location: Paris, IL, US, 61944

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Who We Are 

North American Lighting Inc., member of the Koito Group of Companies, is the largest tier one automotive exterior lighting manufacturer in North America. As the market share leader in exterior automotive lighting, NAL provides advanced lighting technology, engineering design expertise, and state-of-the-art production capabilities to auto makers based in North America and around the world.  


Our Opportunity 

North American Lighting (NAL) is looking for Temporary International Specialist to join our team. The ideal candidate will provide overall administrative and support services for the executive staff and international dispatch employees, including administering personnel policies and acting on behalf of international dispatches on personnel issues. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Your Priorities 

  • Provides administrative support for the local staff (US and Koito). 
  • Creates and maintains files, correspondence, reports, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations for the local staff and for special projects. 
  • Translates documents, meeting minutes, and dictation between Japanese and English, as required. 
  • Attends meetings to translate the discussions, clarify any cultural nuances, and ensure that the understanding of the issues is clear to all participants, if needed. 
  • Reviews, corrects, and approves Kronos time entries for the Koito dispatch employees. 
  • Conducts thorough employee orientation to dispatch employees, explaining the following: 
    • NAL policies, procedures, and company culture 
    • US employment laws, practices, and culture — including harassment, privacy, Fair Labor Standards Act, National Labor Relations Act, Employment Discrimination, OSHA, and EPA 
    • Relevant US civil laws, such as traffic laws 


Your Background 

*Must be able to translate both written and verbal English and Japanese and simultaneously verbally translate between the two. 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Business, International Relations, or a related discipline, plus 2 - 4 years of experience in international business and/or international administrative function OR

  • Associate’s Degree in a Business, International Relations, or a related discipline, plus 4 to 6 years of experience in international business and/or international administrative functions OR

  • High School Diploma or GED, plus 6 - 8 years of experience in international business and/or international administrative functions.


Experience in a Corporate Office environment and/or experience with a Japanese-owned corporation in the US is preferred. 

At North American Lighting

Team Member Benefits 

World class health insurance plans 

Award winning 401k plan 

Relocation assistance 

Paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays, etc) 

Supplier discounts (wireless, computer, vehicle, etc.) 

Company sponsored wellness program including gym reimbursement 

Diversity at NAL: 

The mission of NAL’s Diversity Committee is to facilitate NAL’s ongoing and continuing efforts to foster a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect, for the benefit of all Team Members from different backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities that represent our communities. 

You can learn more about NAL and our opportunities at 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 10853

Location: Paris Plant 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur