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Technical Writer

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Possible temp to perm contract with Fortune 500 Technology company!

Overview
We are seeking an entry level documentation development team member with strong technical writing and communication skills to write and maintain service documentation.

Responsibilities
A successful candidate will create and update technical materials for operation, maintenance, installation, troubleshooting, and repairing complex, electromechanical imaging systems in a regulated environment.

We are looking for an independent worker who will be able to:
• Work with subject matter experts to establish technical specifications and to determine subject material to be developed for publication
• Research and create technical information into manuals or documents for end users.
• Capture processes as they are outlined or demonstrated
• Organizing materials and complete writing assignment according to set company documentation and quality standards defining order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology
• Multitask across several projects as necessary
• Make updates to existing documents per markups, or draft new procedures, documents, and manuals
• Evaluate system requirements and provide evidence of their fulfillment
• Participate in peer review of documentation
• Perform the processes on the equipment to determine the best way to perform a repair or adjustment.
• Comply with internal and external regulatory and compliance requirements
• Organize, edit, and maintain technical records of updates, and revisions and files
• Manage a meeting of a multi-disciplinary team of people to work towards a release of a manual
• Track the status of each document through to release
• Communicate status and issues to management appropriately

Requirements
Necessary
The candidate will be an entry level technical author with experience with:
• Excellent writing and documentation skills
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Basic knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
• Technical writing experience following a style guide
• Attention to detail
• Excellent researcher
• Self-starter
• Detail oriented while not losing focus of the big picture
• Able to grasp the technical concepts
• Ability to learn and follow existing standards and processes
• Team up to excel by sharing knowledge and assisting other team members during peak loading periods
• Advocate for the end user

Nice to Have
• Additional tool experience: Outlook, Skype for Business, Excel, Photoshop or similar
• Experience in a Content Management System (CMS)
• XML Authoring experience
• FrameMaker Authoring experience
• Graphics experience (Photoshop, SnagIt)
• Writing using concepts from Simplified Technical English
• Agile Product Lifecycle Management
• Project management experience
• Understanding of the regulatory requirements and standards pertaining to writing for medical devices
• Software company experience
• Radiology experience
• Understanding or experience of our primary audience, Field Service Engineers, and how they use the information

Education
• Minimum requirement: Bachelor's degree in field related to software, engineering, or writing

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