181523 - Sr Technical Writer
Industry
IT
Region
MN-Minnesota
City
New Brighton
State
MN
Rate
$38 to $41.00 DOE
Duration
6 Months
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

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Contact
Zachary Fasano
zfasano@chiptonross.com
CHIPTON-ROSS, INC.
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x252 or (800) 927-9318 x252

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.