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Technical Writer

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The Technical Writer is responsible for working with engineers, product managers and other subject matter experts to develop technical product and process support documentation. Is multi-skilled within own work area within an analytical / scientific method or operational process area (e.g., material handling and management, logistics, manufacturing production). Has thorough skills and techniques in multiple skill areas / processes / methods. Maintains appropriate licenses / training / certifications, as needed. Applies knowledge and skills to complete a variety of assignments; may act as a source of technical expertise for others. Works within defined process procedures or methodologies and may help determine methods and procedures on new assignments. May have some informal team leader responsibilities and assist in training others on SOPs and quality guidelines. Works with a minimal degree of supervision.

Desktop Publishing Skills
The candidate must be able to work with Microsoft Word 2010, Adobe InDesign CS6, and Adobe FrameMaker 12 to perform the following tasks:
• Able to work with styles and templates
• Able to create and manipulate tables, tables of contents, and indexes
• Know how set and adjust page layouts
• Know how to create cross-references, captions, footnotes and endnotes
• Know how to insert and manipulate graphics

Graphic Art Skills
The candidate should be skilled enough with Adobe Illustrator CS6 and Photoshop CS 6 to make minor adjustments (such as adding callout text) to photos and drawings.

Technical Writing Skills
The candidate (preferably) should have a certificate in technical writing.

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