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Technical Writer- Electro Mechanical

Halo Group

This is a Full-time position in Cumming, GA posted April 30, 2021.

As an Electro-mechanical Technical Writer, you will maintain product technical documentation so customers can easily decide on automation products.

Primary responsibility is to create and maintain high-quality user manuals, catalog technical pages, product inserts, quick-start guides and software online help files for a variety of automation products, including PLCs, HMIs, motors and drives.

Providing customers with high-quality technical documentation is an important part of business model and Technical Writers must lay out and format documentation for the best possible flow of information, and maintain high standards for grammar and spelling.

Works under limited supervision with regular use of discretion and independent judgment.
Requirements:

• Create and/or update all the documentation needed for the project and get it ready to enter the review process.

• Guide documentation through the review process making necessary changes and corrections.

Make all required DAPTIV entries and coordinate schedule changes with the Product Launch Coordinator.

• Meet with engineering Team PE/PM to discuss the project documentation

• Research and collect source material from PE, vendor documentation, existing files and other sources.

• Compile all source material and make a proposed layout of the documentation to present to the PE/PM and Tech Team Point of Contact.

• Provide PE/PM with PDF files of the new documents after final review corrections are made

• Attend product Tech Team training and make any last minute corrections.

Provide Web team with catalog pages so they can decide how technical specifications will be organized on the web.

• Provide PDF files of new catalog pages, manuals, inserts and other docs to Web team

• Deliver PE CHM file for software help files, for integrating with the new programming software.

• Provide files to print vendor for printed manuals and approve proof.

• Organize document files as needed following product launch.

• Proof and make corrections to existing documents and create updated PDF files for Web team.

Provide files to print vendor for printed manuals and approve proof.

• Work with FIT team on any requested pre-production tasks for new catalog production and work with Web team to make all new technical specs PDF files post-production.

• Attend company and team meetings as requested.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

• Technical degree or equivalent experience in a field of study such as engineering technology, technical communications or similar discipline plus a minimum of 7-9+ years of industry experience.

• Must have writing experience with industrial control products.

• Knowledge of electronic and mechanical devices desired.

• Experience with desktop publishing, working with print vendors, preparing files for printing and publishing documents online desired.

• Experience with desktop and online help publishing programs such as QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, Flare and RoboHelp helpful.

• Experience with graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, SnagIt and similar programs helpful.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.