Cambridge, Ontario

Technical Writer

Position Title: Technical Writer
Location: Cambridge, ON
Project duration : 4 months
Experience: 0-2 years
Remote Opportunity: 1 day per week, 40 hours per week
About client: Cambridge based Canadian company that designs and builds factory automation systems. They builds automation systems for the medical devices, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, semiconductor, fiber optics, automotive, computers, solar energy and consumer products industries.


The Technical Writer will create and edit written content and create illustrations for custom automation systems. Through demonstrated exposure to cutting-edge technologies in the automation field the Technical Writer will execute all documentation activities with a high degree of attention to detail and precision.


• Learn complex concepts and combine text with supporting visual elements to present content as discrete units of information (concepts, tasks, and references).
• Create clear, professional illustrations that support written information that follows company standards
• Maintain clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology in documents.
• Interview subject matter experts.
• Routinely track and record project status.
• Prepare customer documentation shipments, including printed and electronic copies.
• Organize and index third-party manufacturer documentation.
• Photograph systems and components for record-keeping and documentation purposes.
• Archive completed projects.
• Support the training department and complete other duties as assigned.
• Complete all business activities with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the code of Business Conduct and ISO processes.
• Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures.


Required Education and Experience:
• A university degree or college diploma with demonstrated writing and technical abilities, or equivalent education and related work experience.
• A minimum of two years of experience in technical writing or technical support in an engineering or manufacturing environment.

Must Have:
• Exceptional communication skills (written and oral), and an aptitude for explaining technical information.
• Ability to rapidly learn new software applications and hardware concepts.
• A passion for using visual elements to augment technical content.
• Superior organization and file management practices.
• Ability to juggle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
• Proficiency with Adobe FrameMaker.
• Experience with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, OneNote, and PowerPoint.
• A mechanical aptitude (an understanding of mechanical systems, pneumatic systems, and PLCs).

Nice to have:
• Experience with CorelDRAW, and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.
• Experience with SolidWorks, and AutoCAD.

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