Technical Writer (Sign - On Bonus Available)

Date Posted: 5/8/2023

Location: Corydon, IA

Job Description:

“Shivvers is on a journey to define and create a company culture that provides an environment for all its team members to be heard, inspired, creative, and given opportunity to excel.  We are looking for people that are passionate.  Would you like to join us in that pursuit?” 

Work Location:

This position will either be based out of the factory location in Corydon, IA. or our satellite facility in Des Moines, IA. If based out of Des Moines there will be the option to work remotely until the satellite facility becomes active, with frequent trips to Corydon.

Job Function:

  • 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.

Educational Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree in a writing and or technical field preferred.
  • SolidWorks and Composer training a must.

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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