Technical Writer

Opportunities in Manufacturing Support

Company:

Nordson Corporation

Job Title:

Technical Writer

Department:

Engineering

Responsibilities:

 

Division/Department:  Industrial Coating Systems

Location: Amherst, Ohio

Job Title: Technical Writer

Reports to:  Senior Supervisor, Engineering

JOB SUMMARY

Writes, edits, and coordinates the printing of Nordson technical publications including product manuals, instruction sheets, documentation for engineered systems, field service handbooks, and other technical literature.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

1.            Writes and revises product manuals, instruction sheets, documentation for engineered systems, field service handbooks, and other technical literature.

2.            Assumes day-to-day responsibility for maintenance of major publications or product group documentation.

3.            Selects artwork for technical publications; assists in coordinating the production of artwork.

4.            Edits and coordinates the production of foreign language manuals for Nordson products.

5.            Assists in maintenance of technical communications files and information storage systems.

6.            Coordinates the review of internal and external technical publications to ensure the accuracy of text, completeness of information, and adequacy of warnings.

7.            Consults with Engineering and Marketing personnel to establish technical content and time schedules for manual publications.

8.            Checks artwork and graphics; coordinates publication and distribution of printed materials.

9.            Estimates and helps control costs consistent with quality and budget requirements.

 

Education Required:

Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or similar is required

 

Experience Required:

Minimum of one year of experience in Business, Engineering or Manufacturing environment

Skills:

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES

1. Excellent written and oral communication skills

2. Time and project management

3. Basic knowledge of mechanics, hydraulics, and electricity is preferred

4. Ability to read blueprints and engineering drawings preferred

5. Knowledge of printing and printing process preferred

6. Experience with Adobe InDesign, Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, RoboHelp and QuickSilver is preferred

7. AUTOCAD and Solidworks experience is preferred

8. Web, multi-media and graphic design experience is preferred

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Office environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

Minimal

Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status or any other reason prohibited by law.

Location:

OH - Amherst

Relocation Assistance:

Relocation is not offered for this position.

Job Identification:

FY14-79

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