Job Listing Description

Sr. Technical Writer

Description:
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Sr. Technical Writer for an opening in New Brighton, MN.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Senior Technical Writer at Client plays a key role in ensuring Client customers are able to understand and effectively use our products. They are responsible for writing and editing technical manuals and other publications outlining installation procedures, and writing operating and maintenance instructions. Additionally, The Senior Technical Writer is responsible for mentoring other Technical Writers, initiating internal improvement projects, and ensuring all documentation adheres to Client standards.
" Following established standards, work with other departments to develop manuals and other publications by providing assistance with writing, editing, and organizing technical content
" Partner with internal teams to develop effective manuals and other publications by closely reviewing format and content ensuring they are clear, consice, and easy to follow
" Review, create and update graphics for documentation including photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts making the manual easier for the audience to understand and follow
" Work with Subject Matter Experts to ensure content of finished product provides clear instructions that are easy for users to follow
" Identify improvement opportunities and initiate internal improvement projects relating to technical communications and technological advances in the field.
" Continually seek opportunities for improvement by reviewing Client documents to determine the need for developing updated material
" Drawing from past experiences and knowledge of STC products, recommend creative solutions that comply with established writing standards and align with stakeholder needs
" Take the lead in ensuring all manuals meet technical publication standards by reviewing and recommending revisions or changes in order, terminology, conciseness, clarity, scope, format, style, content, and methods
" Proactively provide mentoring and general guidance to other Technical Writers as needed
" Maintain work records and submit progress reports
" Develop in-depth knowledge of Client products by reviewing drawings and other technical documents (vendor documents, specifications, etc.) becoming familiar with technologies and processes

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
" 5+ years of technical writing experience required
" Proficiency in document development and technical publication standards with the ability to implement a high degree of professional judgment and clear understanding of technical schematics
" Able to quickly comprehend technical information with a proven track record of successfully translating ideas and concepts into a finished document.
" Exceptional verbal, graphical, writing, and editing skills with a proven ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and concise manner that is appropriately tailed to the audiences' needs.
" Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively build relationships with internal and external customers
" Resourceful, creative, detail oriented with solid organizational skills and able to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
" Proficient in Microsoft Suite and working knowledge of CorelDraw, Adobe software, and/or other software
" Able and willing to travel up to 5% of the time both domestically and internationally, as required

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
The majority of the time is spent in a typical office environment requiring the ability to use a computer and telephone which requires sitting and typing for extended lengths of time. Occasionally, the individual in this position will need to stand, reach, bend, lift up to 50 pounds, stoop, and kneel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include normal vision. The office environment will have normal lighting and climate control tolerances. Additionally, the office setting will have moderate noise exposure, i.e. business office with computers, printers, light traffic. Travel conditions may involve being in an aircraft or automobile for extended periods of time. Client is a global company and travel to any country may be required. Work is performed in the business office at a minimum of 40 hours a week.

EDUCATION:
Accredited Bachelor's degree in Technical Writing, Communications or other relevant technical degrees required; graduate degree preferred

WORK HOURS:
M-F, 8am-5pm
Full-Time

 
Job Number: 181523
Job Location: New Brighton, MN
Rate: $38 to $41.00 DOE
Duration: 6 Months
Input Date: 09/09/2019
Last Updated: 09/17/2019
Firm Name: CHIPTON ROSS
Attention: Zachary Fasano
Address: 343 MAIN ST
City, State: EL SEGUNDO, CA 90245
Phone: 310/414-7800 X286
800 Phone: 800/927-9318
Fax Phone: 310/414-7808
Email: zfasano@chiptonross.com
Website: www.chiptonross.com

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