CAREERS

The following represent brief/broad descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties/responsibilities and requisite skills associated with the position.

 

Technical Writer

SUMMARY

The Technical Writer position requires an innovative and detail oriented professional to oversee the creation, editing and review of user documentation for Beckwith Electric's next generation of Control and Protection systems for advanced power distribution grids. Technical documentation includes Specifications, Marketing Brochures, Instruction Books, Application Guides, Quick Start Guides, and interactive pdf Record Forms. Work with Subject Matter Experts to incorporate new firmware, software and hardware features into user documentation. Proofread, edit and format documents, ensuring that Company style is consistent in all material, final edits are complete, and documents are free from errors. Create engineering diagrams for Company literature using illustration software, including Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Visio. Candidates must be proficient in DTP software, particularly Adobe InDesign and Acrobat Professional.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

Share the responsibility of providing positive cash flow and profitability of the Company with all other employees.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Review assignments and objectives with Technical Writer Lead.
  • Create new user documentation, update existing literature, and coordinate SME reviews.
  • Review and proof internal Engineering specifications.
  • Analyze source material to define text format, diagrams, and tables that will best convey complex information to the user.
  • Verify documentation through hands-on use of controls/relays and product software.
  • Layout and flow document text and graphics in Adobe InDesign, using styles, auto-numbering, cross-references, links, and long document features.
  • Create vector format engineering diagrams and schematics using Illustrator and Visio.
  • Enhance and edit product photos and screenshots using Photoshop.
  • Learn electrical engineering technical/scientific terms, to proofread text for accuracy.
  • Evaluate workflow processes to improve efficiency.
  • Comply with all work rules, including but not limited to, the Company's safety and attendance policies.

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES

All other duties as assigned.

EQUIPMENT/TOOLS:

Windows Computer, Optical Scanner, Copier.  Software including: Adobe Creative Suite – InDesign, Acrobat Professional, Illustrator, Photoshop, InCopy, and Bridge; Microsoft Office 2010, Visio 2010.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this assignment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this assignment, the individual is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The individual frequently is required to stand and walk.  The individual is occasionally required to talk or hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this assignment include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this assignment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Position requires indoor work. Overtime may be required as needed. Individual must not present a direct threat to the health and safety of themself or others.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Four year degree or demonstrated competence in English, Technical Communications, or 3 years of experience in a working environment related to the development of technical publications. Knowledge of electrical engineering as applied to power system distribution is highly desirable.

SKILLS:

  • High level proficiency using Adobe InDesign (styles, links, automation, cross-referencing, long document features) and Acrobat Professional (shared reviews, bookmarks, hyperlinks, forms, scripts). High level proficiency using vector illustration programs (Illustrator/Visio).
  • Ability to clearly and simply describe technical products and procedures, following established company style and format, using proper spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics, specifications, and reference materials.
  • Attention to detail, taking pride in producing quality work.
  • Previous experience producing literature for electronic products a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills for interfacing with various company departments.

Our Compensation Package includes a Competitive Salary, Paid Vacation and Holidays, 401(k) Plan, Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, and Educational Assistance.