Technical Writer

  • Kiel, WI
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: TX188-2709585


Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, parts manuals including exploded view drawings, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. Document operating parameters and settings for industrial equipment. Designs and produces material to be utilized by customers and employees during the setup and test of machines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify and gather relevant information to publish machine operator manuals, parts manuals, technical data manuals, training manuals and product brochures
  • Work closely with engineering, sales, service, and shop floor technicians
  • Prepare manuals specific to each machine shipped in an accurate and timely manner
  • Clearly define machine functionality in understandable terms
  • Maintain records of intended purpose for all machine features and work with engineering and test teams to reduce variability in individual machine functions
  • Document machine assembly process by working with assembly team leader and continuous improvement manager
  • Coordinate language translations of materials as needed
  • Take photographs for use in materials
  • Assist the organization with accurate and timely documentation of technical information
  • Assembles documents to be included with machine shipment
  • Works closely with outside vendors such as photographers, illustrators, paper suppliers, printers
  • Other duties as assigned by leadership team.

Education and/or Experience

Technical degree (AS +Experience or BS Preferred) or 5 years of experience in a technical field is a requirement. Experience working with industrial machinery is preferred.

Communication and Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret Engineering drawings and illustrations. Ability to write business correspondence, and manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers and customers.  Proficiency in English language and documenting skills with good understanding of technical terminology. Ability to write in a simple, concise, and accurate manner. Excellent knowledge on the writing styles for technical documents.  Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures, amounts, and convert metric to standard. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a working knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher and Adobe packages and PDF.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Effective time management skills and abilities to meet tight deadlines, ability to work independently with a high level of confidentiality and accuracy are required. The individual must be a self-starter and have the ability to multi-task.


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