LINGUIST List 5.904

Thu 18 Aug 1994

Jobs: MITRE Corporation, CTE Language Trainer & Language Mentor

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Message 1: job opening

Date: Wed, 17 Aug 94 14:16:47 EDjob opening
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Subject: job opening

The MITRE Corporation is an independent, not-for-profit organization
operating in the public interest that provides systems engineering and
acquisition support to federal, state and local governments, and other
not-for-profit organizations. MITRE's Signal Processing Center in Reston,
VA is currently seeking for its Speech Processing Group a Member of the
Technical Staff.

The successful applicant will be involved in developing and integrating
prototype spoken language interfaces for military and civilian programs.
Applicants must have strong C programming skills, and experience with
commercial or research speech recognition systems. Minimum requirements
are a Bachelors and 4 year's experience in speech recognition. Masters or
new Ph.D. with research or work experience in speech recognition preferred.
 U.S. citizenship required. Please send resumes to: Dr. Margot Peet, The
MITRE Corporation, Mailstop W622, 7525 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA 22102.
Margot Peet

voice:(703) 883-7596
fax: (703) 883-6708
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Message 2: Job Openings

Date: Wed, 17 Aug 94 20:45:54 CDJob Openings
From: Christine Kamprath <>
Subject: Job Openings

Job Openings

Two Positions: CTE Language Trainer and CTE Language Mentor

Caterpillar Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of heavy
earthmoving equipment and a major publisher and translator of
technical publications worldwide is seeking a LANGUAGE TRAINER and a
LANGUAGE MENTOR to provide training and mentoring in the use of
Caterpillar Technical English (CTE) to its staff of technical writers.
 CTE is a controlled English system whose use of restricted
terminology and grammatical structures is monitored by a highly
sophisticated and linguistically principled software system. The
Language Trainer and the Language Mentor would be expected to acquire
a thorough understanding of CTE and the linguistic software and to
assist in preparing and maintaining training materials and in
developing writing guidelines. The Language Trainer would conduct
training classes in CTE and the linguistic software. The Language
Mentor would attend all CTE classes and provide mentoring to writers
as they learn to use CTE and the software.

Candidates for either position should possess a combination of
knowledge and experience of general linguistic principles; innovative
interest in authoring, composition, and editing issues, experience
and/or ability in training and mentoring in grammar and software use,
and excellent writing skills. The positions both require a BA or MA
in Linguistics, English, or related discipline, skills in the
above-mentioned areas, and native-speaker competence of English. A
knowledge of SGML tagging and the terminology and mechanics of the
heavy machinery industry would be very helpful. The positions are
scheduled to begin October 1, 1994 (or as soon as possible
thereafter), with training and mentoring responsibilities to begin
January 1995.

Candidates with US residency will be most seriously considered, due to
time constraints on hiring for these positions. Applications,
including a curriculum vitae or resume and the names of three
references, should be sent to the following address. Please indicate
which position you are applying for.

 Dr. Christine Kamprath
 Senior Computational Linguist
 AMT/CTE Project
 Technical Information Division
 Building N1-Ad180
 600 W. Washington Street
 East Peoria, IL 61630-0371

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until
qualified candidates are selected. Applications may be sent by fax or
mail; queries about the positions will be accepted by phone or e-mail
as well

 fax: (309) 675-9773
 phone: (309) 675-7339
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