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Employment Type:
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Job Category:
Writing / Editing
Technical Writer - Electro-mechanical products
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iStaff | Alpharetta, GA
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Job Description

POSITION: Technical Writer - Electro-mechanical products

Are you ready to work for an AWESOME company; one that cares about its employees and demonstrates it daily? In exchange for your knowledge, you will be privy to an outstanding benefits package (including a plan that is 100% paid) and lucrative company shared bonuses AND profit sharing!

This great organization is seeking a Technical Writer.In this role, you will create and maintain product technical documentation so customers can easily select and use products. Primary responsibility is to create and maintain high-quality user manuals, catalog technical pages, product inserts, quick-start guides and software online help files for a variety of electro-mechanical products. Providing our customers with high-quality technical documentation is an important part of our business model and you will lay out and format documentation for the best possible flow of information, and maintain high standards for grammar and spelling.

Your days will be spent performing the following:

  • Create and/or update all the documentation needed for the project and get it ready to enter the review process.
  • Guide documentation through the review process making necessary changes and corrections. Make all required entries and coordinate schedule changes with the Product Launch Coordinator.
  • Meet with Team PE/PM to discuss the project documentation
  • Research and collect source material from PE, vendor documentation, existing files and other sources.
  • Compile all source material and make a proposed layout of the documentation to present to the PE/PM and Tech Team Point of Contact.
  • Provide PE/PM with PDF files of the new documents after final review corrections are made
  • Attend product Tech Team training and make any last minute corrections.
  • Provide Web team with catalog pages so they can decide how technical specifications will be organized on the web.
  • Provide PDF files of new catalog pages, manuals, inserts and other docs to Web team
  • Provide PE with a CHM file for software help files, for integrating with the new programming software.
  • Provide files to print vendor for printed manuals and approve proof.
  • Organize document files as needed following product launch.
  • Make corrections to existing documents and create updated PDF

To be successful, you should possess most of the following:

  • A technical degree or equivalent experience in a field of study such as engineering technology, technical communications or similar discipline plus a minimum of 3 years of industry experience.
  • Must have writing experience and familiarity with electrical or electro-mechanical products (PLCs, HMI, etc.)
  • Knowledge of electronic and mechanical devices desired.
  • Experience with desktop publishing, working with print vendors, preparing files for printing and publishing documents online desired.
  • Video experience a plus.
  • Experience with desktop and online help publishing programs such as QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, Flare and RoboHelp helpful.
  • Experience with graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, SnagIt and similar programs helpful.

To expedite review of your Resume, when submitting for this position, please ensure your Resume highlights the above duties/qualifications that you legitimately have experience in/possess and email directly or through this job board.

ABOUT iStaff:

Founded in 1995, iStaff offers combined experience of over 30 years of industry experience and demonstrated success in our IT recruiting and sales staff that has the expertise to source candidates with unique and hard to fill skill sets. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, our IT recruiting division focuses on contract, contract to permanent and permanent placement opportunities on a national basis.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location