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Technical Writer

  • Location: Akron, Summit, Ohio
  • Salary: 35-50 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Professional
  • Start Date: 2021-09-13
  • Job Ref: 21-16901
as long as they can drive to work at the site 1-2 days/week in Akron, OH.

Schedule - 40 hours/week Monday-Friday standard 9-5 days, working eastern time zone.

Position:
Technical Writer

Purpose:
Learn about  current R&D portfolio and take on the role for creating hardware and software help for internal and external customers. In this function, you must have outstanding communication and technical writing skills, as well as be highly motivated to support a broad array of engineering, and new product development initiatives.
Key Responsibilities:
• Works with global cross-functional teams including customers, project stakeholders, subject matter experts, service, and technical support throughout the product development lifecycle to design, plan, and develop a wide range of technical and end-user information products. Products may be for software, hardware, and service including technical guides, tutorials, and Web-based help systems to support new scientific instrumentation products.
• Creates clear, concise, user and service documentation for both internal and external customers.
• Researches, writes, proofreads, edits, and may translate end-user manuals and online help.
• Adapts OEM documentation to fit company specifications.
• Creates screen shots and illustrations using graphic tools. Takes digital photographs of Hardware for inclusion in guides and technical documentation.
• Assists in the design of documentation templates and the development of group's tools. Maintains Technical Writing SOPs and templates.
• Complies with documentation control practices and procedures.
• Ensures documentation reflects current safety information.
• Maintains files of the latest revision level documentation necessary to define product configuration and demonstrate full traceability.
• Publish weekly release notes to internal and external stakeholders with information on product updates, releases and fixes.
• Edit other writers' content and documentation for consistency and continuously update content with current information.

Qualifications/Education/Technical Skills:
• 3+ years of technical writing experience.
• Degree in Science-related discipline with emphasis on Chemistry, Biology, Life Sciences, or Engineering and technical communication
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a keen eye for detail
• Excellent team orientation is critical.
• Life Science instrumentation and lab experience preferred.
• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and skills in Jira, SharePoint, FrameMaker, Adobe RoboHelp, and CorelDRAW preferred.
• Proven ability to quickly learn and understand complex topics
• Previous experience writing documentation and procedural materials for multiple audiences