Technical Writer Job Description
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We are seeking a Technical Writer whose responsibilities include creating, and writing, a variety of technical manuals including maintenance manuals (AMM, CMM, GMM), Pilot Operating Handbooks (POHs), Service Bulletins (SB), Operating Instructions (OI), training documents, and other manuals to S1000D specification, and outputting them into PDF, Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs) and other formats. The Technical Writer will make sure that the document conforms to established style guides and standards and will work with product managers and end users to make sure all technical documentation meets customer requirements. He/she will oversee the preparation of illustrative materials, and select drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts. He/she will conduct a quality review of materials.
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The Technical Writer drives the creation of a documentation methodology and framework and maintains proper methodology for purposes of consistency and efficiency. This role prepares and maintains documentation about programming, systems operation, and user documentation. This position translates business specifications into user documentation. The technical writer plans writo te and maintains systems and user support documentation efforts, including an online help screen. This position is familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
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We are looking for an expert Technical Writer to join our team. As a Technical Writer, you’ll create, edit, and organize highly technical information and turn it into meaningful value-driven outputs for internal and external audiences. You will primarily be responsible for developing, supporting, and maintaining procedural and technical documentation. As a technical writer, your role involves tasks such as writing conceptual overviews and procedures and updating knowledge center articles and FAQs with a guiding principle to communicate complex information, concisely, and accurately without using jargon.
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As a Technical Writer, you bring user-centered thinking and strong experience in technical writing. In this role, you will work with the product, develop your expertise in using it, and write instructions.
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The Technical Writer is responsible for creating technical documentation from research and review of engineering, manufacturing, and supplier data.
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Under general supervision, researches, organizes, develops, and maintains, technical communication materials based on internal and/or external client needs. These technical materials include but are not limited to, operator manuals, service manuals, handy guides, configuration manuals, programming manuals, online help, web documents, and applied labels. Technical Writer manages translations and facilitates the approval and release of materials within project deadlines. Works with external vendors to produce finished products to provided specifications.
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The Technical Writer will be responsible for activities associated with reviewing documentation and project deliverables and basic QA tasks. Duties include team management, content creation, editing, and formatting documents per established style guidelines, and participating in the formal review and approval of such documents and publications. The Technical Writer leads a team of technical writers who work closely with the Engineering, Marketing, Service, Regulatory, and Quality organizations to create and manage documents and other publications, including user and service manuals, generally intended for disclosure to customers, distributors, and the public. The ideal candidate has a strong writing/editing background, is willing to expand their skill set to learn new skills, is organized, and possesses a willingness to divide their time between Technical Writing, Quality Assurance (QA), Operations, and Research and Development teams, although most of the effort will be Technical Writing. This position is responsible for ensuring that all assigned work activities are performed in a timely and cost-effective manner while maintaining the highest quality of performance.
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The Technical Writer formats, produces, and revises technical documentation. This includes Instructions For Use manuals, service manuals, programming manuals, and operational specifications. Ensures technical materials are clear, concise, and easily understood by various constituents. Supports global technical documentation projects and elects techniques and recommends modifications best suited to produce desired results. Consults frequently with Software Developers, Engineers, and Customer facing advocates such as Technical Support groups. Works closely with Project Teams, Project Management, Product Managers, other Technical Documentation representatives, and Management to obtain information. Performs necessary support tasks: coordinates with internal customers ensures regulatory compliance and obtains approvals.
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The Technical Writer will interact with support teams to produce a quality user manual for a specific product line. Applicants must have experience with Technical Writing in manufacturing.
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In this role you would be providing ongoing technical writing support, training coordination support, and calibration support for production as well as new programs.
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Frequently asked questions
What does a technical writer do?
A technical writer is responsible for creating technical documentation, manuals, guides, and other materials that explain complex technical information clearly and concisely. Their job is to make technical information accessible to non-technical audiences. Some of the specific tasks of a technical writer may include:
Researching and analyzing technical information: Technical writers must research and analyze complex technical information and break it down into simple terms that can be easily understood by non-technical audiences.
Writing and editing technical documents: They must write and edit technical documents, including manuals, user guides, online help, and other technical materials.
Collaborating with subject matter experts: Technical writers work closely with subject matter experts to understand technical concepts and ensure that the documentation is accurate and comprehensive.
Managing document versions: They must manage document versions and ensure that the documentation is up-to-date with the latest changes and updates.
Formatting and layout: Technical writers must format and layout the documentation to make it visually appealing and easy to navigate.
What skills do you need to be a technical writer?
Some of the essential skills required for a technical writer include:
Excellent writing skills: Technical writers must have excellent writing skills to create clear and concise technical documentation.
Technical knowledge: They must have a strong technical background and be able to understand complex technical concepts and terminology.
Research skills: Technical writers must be proficient in researching and analyzing technical information.
Attention to detail: They must have a keen eye for detail and be able to spot errors and inconsistencies in the documentation.
Communication skills: Technical writers must have excellent communication skills to collaborate effectively with subject matter experts and other stakeholders.
Project management: They must be able to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
Software and tools proficiency: Technical writers must be proficient in using software and tools, such as Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, and Content Management Systems (CMS).
Overall, technical writing is a challenging and demanding job that requires a combination of technical knowledge, excellent writing skills, research skills, attention to detail, communication skills, project management, and proficiency in software and tools.