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Technical Writer

Position Title Technical Writer
Business Division Hamilton Robotics

Reno, NV

Job Description

The Technical Writer is responsible for preparation (i.e., writing and / or editing) of technical documentation for Robotics products.  Responsible for planning and preparing technical materials for product introductions for a variety of audiences - users, application specialist, service engineers, sales people, etc.  Will act as a liaison between company personnel and outside vendors as necessary.  Assist in coordination of work efforts within the Marketing Department.

Essential Job Functions
  • Gather all pertinent information, write and prepare the following:
    • Instruction/operating/programmers manuals (hardware and software)
    • Service manuals
    • User guides
    • Start up guides
    • Data sheets
    • Templates for marketing collateral
    • Instruction sheets/package inserts
    • Revision history.
  • Assist Product Managers, as necessary, in preparation of various promotional items to be used for marketing collateral and possible marketing activities.
  • Assist in design, layout and typesetting when necessary.
  • Act as coordinator of long-term projects (includes scheduling meetings, preparation of Gantt charts, etc.) to ensure that the required technical materials are properly and completely represented in technical documentation required for products.
  • Work as liaison with company personnel (R&D, marketing, sales, product management, etc.) and outside vendors.
  • All other duties assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, CAD programs, Desktop publishing/page layout software, graphic editing software, screen capture programs, video editing programs, etc.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously with thorough follow-up and organization of all open and pending activities to be addressed.
  • Technical aptitude is a must and candidate should be able to speak to examples of demonstrated competency of a technical nature.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Education and Experience
  • BS Degree in Engineering or related subject or 5 plus years practical work experience in the area of technical writing a must.
  • 1 plus years experience in technical publications with knowledge of customer requirements, various company products, purpose and structure of a document, and user's level of understanding.