Technical Writer

Location: Gilbert, AZ
Date Posted: 08-03-2017
Technical Writer
Position Reports To: VP of Engineering                                                Department: Engineering
Location: Gilbert, AZ                                                                                      Status: Full Time/Exempt/Not Safety
The Technical Writer will use technical writing expertise to create manufacturing documentation
and write technical materials such as equipment manuals, appendices, assembly instructions and
operating and maintenance instructions. This position translates business specifications into
user documentation. This position is familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices
and procedures.  A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Experience and Skills:
  • Degree in  Technical Writing, Computer Science or Engineering required
  • 2-4 years of experience in engineering field (mechanical/electrical) required
  • Must be familiar with development of military/DoD technical manuals and training materials
  • Ability to read/interpret engineering drawings and bill of materials(BOM)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, etc.
  • Experience in creating quality system documentation
  • Detail oriented with strong follow through and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated individual who can meet the challenges of a paperwork-intensive environment
  • Be well organized, motivated, with analytical and capable problem solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills: editing, grammar, style, spelling, punctuation, proofreading skills, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and independently
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government security clearance
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Responsible for coordinating with subject matter experts to gather information for the required documents
  • Document key process steps and current procedures
  • Prioritize deliverables and timelines to meet organizational needs
  • Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology
  • Maintain records and files of work and revisions
  • Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by other writers or establishment personnel
  • Review published materials and recommend revisions or changes in scope, format, content, and methods of reproduction and binding
  • Select photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate material
  • Study drawings, specifications, mockups, and product samples to integrate and delineate technology, operating procedure, and production sequence and detail
  • Interview production and engineering personnel and read journals and other material to become familiar with product technologies and production methods
  • Assist in laying out material for publication.
  • Analyze developments in specific field to determine need for revisions in previously published materials and development of new material.
  • Review manufacturer's and trade catalogs, drawings and other data relative to operation, maintenance, and service of equipment.
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
  • Work is performed in an office setting
  • While  performing the duties  of  this  job,  the  employee  is  regularly  required  to  stand,  sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs, talk, hear and see
  • May occasionally be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 25 pounds) during the course of the workday
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
  • STARA Technologies Corporation promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing.
  • STARA-C is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status.
  • EEO - Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled. 
  • We participate with the E-Verify Employment Eligibility program.
  • Position contingent upon contract funding/approval.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Responsibilities sometimes require working evenings and weekends, sometimes with little advanced notice.
  • Due to the nature of work performed within our facility, U.S. citizenship is required.
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