The Technical Writer is responsible for organizing material and completing writing assignments according to set standards regarding order, clarity, style and terminology. This position also requires some research as well as the editing and review of previously written materials and recommendations for any changes that may need to be made in scope and format.
1. Maintain records and files of work and revisions.
2. Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by other writers or establishment personnel.
3. Review published materials and recommend revisions or changes in scope, format, content, and methods of reproduction and binding.
4. Select photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate material.
5. Study drawings, specifications, mock-ups, and product samples to integrate and delineate technology, operating procedure, and production sequence and detail.
6. Observe production, developmental, and experimental activities to determine operating procedure and detail.
7. Arrange for typing, duplication, and distribution of material.
8. Analyze developments in specific field to determine need for revisions in previously published materials and development of new material.
9. Review manufacturer's and trade catalogs, drawings and other data relative to operation, maintenance, and service of equipment.
10. Interview production and engineering personnel and read journals and other material to become familiar with product technologies and production methods.
Education, Experience and Skills:
1. Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
2. Bachelor or graduate degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university.
3. Attention to detail while focusing on the project as a whole
4. Proficient user of Microsoft Project and Primavera P6 software