The Technical Writer will work with engineers, managers, project leads, and other technical writers within a mechanical/hardware-based manufacturing environment to document processes, equipment operation, and product specifications. The writer will use solid technical writing concepts and a variety of information capture tools to create concise, targeted documentation that can be implemented quickly and seamlessly into our 24-hour manufacturing process. The writer will work with detailed specification information involving mathematical precision and conversion. The writer will assist and/or lead the department’s continuous effort of product and process improvement in a continually changing, hierarchically flat organization.



  • Compose concise and targeted technical and instructional documents about factory topics using a variety of authoring tools, including XML-based tools.
  • Adherence to consistent style and formatting guidelines defined by company and department standards.
  • Editing, revising, and converting source content from a variety of sources.
  • Interfacing and interacting with executives, managers, engineers, line-side supervisors, and manufacturing associates.
  • Work with mechanical drawings and CAD output.
  • Managing document lifecycle flow.
  • Managing multiple projects of various length and complexity.
  • Taking active part in developing department goals.
  • Presenting information and coordinating meetings.



  • AA or BA Degree in technical writing or equivalent writing degree
  • 5-7 years technical writing experience
  • Strong Technical Writing skills-must be a writer first and foremost
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills, with a proficiency in English grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Mechanical, hardware, or manufacturing writing experience
  • Proficiency in structured topic-based (DITA) technical writing is a must
  • Proficiency in Oxygen XML editor or equivalent authoring tool is a must
  • Expertise using Atlassian products such as JIRA, confluence, etc.
  • Proficiency using git SourceTree
  • Experience with HTML files
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrable experience creating effective instructional task-based documentation
  • Ability to create, edit, and manage documents with a large amount of numbers-based specification information
  • Excellent understanding of document lifecycle and version management/control
  • Interview and presentation skills
  • Ability to translate verbal information into clearly written procedures
  • Excellent still and motion photography capture and editing abilities
  • Multitasking-must be able to work under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines
  • Excellent listening and observation skills.
  • Well organized with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Experience reading and interpreting mechanical drawings a plus
  • Spanish-speaking a plus


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