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Technical Writer

Locations: Miamisburg, OH

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Technical Writer is responsible for taking complex, technical information and translating it into an easily understandable format, per customer guidelines. This role will work closely with experienced writers and other internal employees to interpret contractual specifications, engineering drawings, reports, and other data to help produce technical documentation. This role interfaces with customer and/or customer’s representatives throughout project, as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Writes technical documents/manuals according to specifications for customer
  • Completes assignments according to company policies and procedures
  • Researches existing data to maximize use of previously developed text and/or illustrations
  • Drafts text materials to ensure text and illustrations are completed and coordinated per final product requirements
  • Documents and archives technical data over long periods in an efficient, established method to aid in future related projects
  • Tracks and records time spent on projects
  • Communicates status of work to management and any needs for additional information, technical procedures, etc.
  • Completes assigned tasks according to established deadlines and customer specifications and company policies and procedures
  • Performs any other job-related instructions, as requested with reasonable accommodation

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • General office environment; required to use office equipment (company computer, telephone/smartphone, photocopier); required to sit/stand for long periods of time
  • May be required to work in a shop or manufacturing facility; exposure to hazardous chemicals and/or bloodborne pathogens is possible; noise level may be high in shop or manufacturing facility
  • May be required to work on heavy equipment and/or heavy-duty vehicles to perform duties and responsibilities; required to sit, stand, bend, kneel and lie down; may be required to lift up to 50 pounds
  • May be required (on short notice) to work overtime/additional hours to meet deadlines; may occasionally require working weekends and/or holidays, as needed
  • May be required to travel by motor vehicle and/or airplane to complete job requirements; estimated to be less than five (5) percent; limited projects may require travel to up to 50 percent

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is required
  • Associate degree in a technical or mechanical field or equivalent work experience is required

Experience:

  • Zero to two (0-2) years of experience in a mechanical, technical, or writing field writing complete, complex technical documents, including organizing the document and working with internal and external personnel (e.g., agencies, customer)

Technical Experience:

  • Basic level of proficiency with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel is preferred
  • Basic level of proficiency with desktop publishing tools is preferred
  • Basic technical knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electronic, and/or aeronautical systems is preferred
  • Basic knowledge of related fields, including illustrating, provisioning, and logistic support analysis is preferred

Certification Licensure:

  • Valid driver’s license in state of residency with acceptable driving record is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to remove and install mechanical and electrical parts on small to large vehicle systems
  • Ability to stay organized and process work packages appropriately
  • Knowledgeable of mechanical concepts
  • Ability to write and edit clear and concise text
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings
  • Ability to prepare various media types (photos, models, drawings, etc.), to prepare illustration requirements; prepare illustration mark-ups
  • Ability to become familiar with customer’s product line
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skill at performing job responsibilities
  • Ability to be self-directed, be resourceful, and demonstrate creativity to meet job objectives and propose innovative ideas
  • Ability to be cost-effective in completing assigned tasks accurately and within established guidelines and timeframes/schedules
  • Ability to follow established company policies and procedures and customer guidelines
  • Ability to complete assignments on time, which may require overtime to meet deadlines
  • Ability to follow through on assignments and maintain a high level of integrity
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external personnel according to company guidelines and communicate project status to internal and external personnel
  • Ability to work proactively and efficiently to fulfill job responsibilities
  • Ability to work independently and within a team to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines

Job Type: Contract

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Contract Length:

  • 5 – 6 months
  • 7 – 11 months

Contract Renewal:

  • Possible

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, rtf, txt, pdf.
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