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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Writing / Editing
Technical Writer
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Yaskawa Electric America | Waukegan, IL
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Job Description

Yaskawa America, Inc. - Drives & Motion Division is a global leader in variable speed drives, motion controls and robotics. We look to hire people who value a positive work culture, want to be part of a winning team, and have a desire to learn and grow. Yaskawa's culture of continuous improvement values hiring individuals that are looking for the opportunity to stretch their current talents and skills to the next level and beyond. If you have a Technical Writing or Engineering degree with an interest in advancing your career within a world class organization, we may have the perfect opportunity for you.

Yaskawa is currently seeking a Technical Writer to join our Applications Engineering group located at our headquarters facility in Waukegan, IL. This role is responsible for producing high quality technical publications for Products in our Drives and Motion division. Working under minimal supervision, duties reflect substantial variety and complexity.

Duties include:

* Creating technical documents from roughly translated materials using page layout software
* Preparing technical information for customers
* Creating technical manuals, occasionally catalogs and other collateral information for worldwide distribution to customers
* Maintaining a database of technical documents, creating and maintain other reports or prepare documents for special projects, which may involve research of information


* College degree (Technical Writing degree with strong English proficiency; or Engineering degree) or equivalent related work experience.
* Three (3) years of technical writing experience in a manufacturing environment
* Ability to edit roughly translated or written technical English into professional ready-to-publish documents. Requires excellent proofreading and editing ability.
* Ability to learn and understand the basics of the technical material (electrical, electronic, or mechanical) being worked on in order to produce clear and concise technical documents with the assistance of the Product and Application engineers.
* PC proficient using FrameMaker, Desktop Publishing and Graphics software
* Proficient in general business office procedures and capable of prioritizing work flow. Ability to adapt to different situations.
* Excellent communication and organization skills.

Yaskawa is an equal opportunity employer. Some key advantages of working at Yaskawa include: a global environment with interactions to numerous cultures, career opportunities in diverse areas, a highly competitive benefit package including a generous 401(K) plan, profit sharing, corporate wide bonus plan, and educational assistance program offering up to $10,000 a year for graduate courses.



About Yaskawa Electric America

Yaskawa Electric America provides Industrial Control and Automation products to markets in the America's. Yaskawa is the world's largest manufacturer of ac drives and motion control products, including adjustable frequency drives, servo amplifiers, servomotors, machine controllers, and motion controllers.