Technical Writer (Sign-On Bonus Available)

Job Summary:

  • Creates, organizes, writes, and edits product manuals. Creates or obtains illustrations, photographs, or other graphic components to illustrate products and materials.
  • Works and communicates with Engineers and Designers in the development and updates to product manuals and assumes responsibility for their accuracy and completion.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Creates and writes service, operator and maintenance manuals using SolidWorks, Composer and other MS products.
  • Creates, edits and converts documents, models and 2D prints/views and 3D models to be used in manuals.
  • Focuses on raising the level of usability and professionalism of Shivvers manuals.
  • Updates old manuals.
  • Helps to continue to create standards and templates to use across the board for improving efficiency and professionalism in all of our media.
  • Proactively investigates and becomes familiar with our products and drives to have manuals completed before product launch.
  • Establishes standards of documentation that are on the cutting edge.
  • Pursues improving usability of manuals and reduces wording and numbering and focusses on imagery.
  • Familiar with online manuals and videos and drives to create and accelerate Shivvers implementation of those.
  • Works directly with Engineers and Designers in the development of these manuals and assumes the responsibility for their accuracy, completeness, and completion.
  • Actively participates in continuous improvement activities.
  • Follows safety rules and regulations when performing work assignments and maintains a clean and orderly work area.
  • Travel to project sites to evaluate and fix product issues, when needed.
  • May assist in other areas of engineering as desired.

Educational Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree in a writing and/or technical field preferred.
  • Previous SolidWorks and Composer training, required.

Skills/Experience Requirements:

  • Positive, can-do attitude.
  • Creative and disciplined.
  • A desire to take a concept and run with it.
  • The drive to want to make things better and the ability to follow through with it.
  • Creation of professional documentations.
  • Experience and proficiency with SolidWorks and Composer.
  • Experience with MS products.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with technical publications.
  • Ability to analyze complex electro/mechanical assemblies and be able to describe what is needed in a clear, concise document.
  • Attention to detail. Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to conceptualize and work from engineering sketches and 3D models.
  • Strong electro-mechanical aptitude.
  • Work effectively with limited direction as well as the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously to deliver results on time.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to perform repetitive operations.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. frequently; occasionally lift and/or move up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to perform repetitive motions such as bending, walking, reaching with hands, grasping, pushing, and pulling.
  • Ability to wear PPE (personal protective equipment) as needed. Steel-toed shoes and safety glasses are required when working in the factory or testing areas.

Work Environment:

  • Environment ranges from an office environment to a manufacturing shop environment, to a field application environment with various noise levels and temperatures ranging from hot to cold depending on seasons.


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