[Eecs-news-links] FW: Technical Writer- New Grads Welcome to Apply

Batten, Tina tina.batten at oregonstate.edu
Tue Apr 22 15:16:57 PDT 2014

This job is for Electrical/ Mechanical/ Systems.

From: Mattin, Rob [mailto:Rob.Mattin at fei.com]

I wanted to send this over to you as we're about to open a position for a Technical Writers for our Product Engineering team here in Hillsboro, OR. I was wondering if you could share it with you network and post it for New Grads that might have interest in the role.

I will also be posting it on the Beaver JobNet for Alumni to apply as well.

Rob Mattin | Sr. Technical Recruiter
5350 NE Dawson Creek Drive Hillsboro Oregon 97124 USA
T 503 726 7544 email-rob.mattin at fei.com<mailto:email-rob.mattin at fei.com> fei.com
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Technical Writer

*         Creates, develops and maintains operational, instructional, maintenance or test procedures for paper, multimedia or web-based publication use.

*         Conducts interviews with various users, input providers and technical staff to gather data for documentation creation.

*         Researches and translates technical information into manuals and/or web-based documents for non-technical and technical users.

*         Understands the engineering processes and specifications.

*         Recommends formats responsive to user requirements.

*         Produces products conform to the company documentation and quality assurance standards.

Specific deliverables associated with this position include:

*         Write end-user documentation in line with the level of education of the end user

*         Capture appropriate work instructions and develop into user guides/manuals that will be delivered in paper, multimedia or as web-based publication

*         Writes and edits service and safety bulletins

*         Gathers and organizes source materials

*         Assists or creates project assignments

*         Interviews developers, subject matter experts, product users and project implementation specialists to determine needs of documentation

*         Manages outsourcing projects
The Requirements:

*         The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:

*         Typically a university degree is required, or a combination of education, training and experience that demonstrate the required skills

*         Excellent understanding of the English language, verbal and in writing

*         Must possess a high degree of familiarity with typical documentation programs and formats for technical documentation and training materials

*         Prior experience in developing similar types of documentation for technical publications and written training materials, preferably with experience developing user manuals, online help guides and related training / user materials for computer programs

*         Must possess excellent communication ability

*         Preference for candidates who can demonstrate successful project work in cross-functional and cross-cultural international work teams
Competencies / Skills:

*         Communication

*         Being able to explain and understand the interests of stakeholders

*         Conduct interviews

*         Strategic thinking

*         Being able to define new and improve existing structures and possibilities offered by software ( CMS, XML)

*         Seeing and understanding the big picture of business needs

*         Project management

*         Being able to prepare and manage work for outsourcing

*         Participate in internal projects like NPI projects

*         Analytical

*         Being able to analyze complex project needs and translate this into plans and deliverables

*         Understanding the need for defining priorities within projects

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