Lowell, MA
Date Posted: March 28, 2017
Employment Type: Contract To Hire
Job Id: 7559

Job Description

Technical Writer 

Job Description:

We are looking for a contract Technical Writer to produce high-quality instructional documentation for machinery assembly, commissioning, and QC review.  You will join a team of talented tech writers who work collaboratively with manufacturing, quality, field service, and design engineers/technicians. 


  • Work with internal teams to obtain an in-depth understanding of the product and the documentation requirements
  • Produce quality instructional documentation in a fast pace environment via Adobe Frame Maker.
  • Hands-on interaction with machinery, electro-mechanical subsystems, tools, and software applications to better understand and create associated instructional documents.
  • Independently able to collect required information from appropriate engineers/technicians and translate into accurate and understandable instruction.
  • Create and integrate photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts that increase users’ understanding.
  • Work within a pre-defined template and organize material consistently across documents.
  • Revise documents as new issues arise and new information becomes available.
  • Gather usability feedback from designers, manufacturers, quality and field service to improve existing and in process documentation


  • Proven working experience in technical writing and documentation of electro-mechanical machinery, subsystems and associated processes.
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable in text and pictures
  • Thoroughly reviews documentation for errors and inconsistencies.
  • Able to understand assembly and other instructional documentation as read by the end user.
  • Able to accurately estimate time required for particular document production.
  • Deliver high quality documentation paying attention to detail per project plan
  • Strong working knowledge and experience with MS office products and Adobe Frame Maker.
  • Familiarity with machinery components, assembly tools, and measuring devices.

Work Environment:

  • Work is mainly in an office setting sitting and using computers, with some time on the manufacturing floor and/or in a laboratory
  • May need to lift objects weighing up to 30 lbs on occasion
  • Flexibility to work extended hours on occasion to help meet critical deadlines

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