Technical Writer

Duluth, GA 30096-2584 | Contract

Post Date: 02/13/2018 Job ID: 48585 Industry: Technical Writer

Contract Technical Writer:

Our Client is currently seeking contract technical writers to work on several content update projects. The technical writers will update existing operator manuals and service manuals, as well as several sets of fault code trees (troubleshooting) supporting our marketed products.
  • The following applies to the position:
  • Remote work
  • Must have high-speed internet access to work extensively in SDL Knowledge Center CCMS
  • Use Xmetal for all DITA content work

Responsibilities of the Technical Writer:
  • Update existing DITA content with correct information provided by team lead
  • Update existing HTML content with correct information provided by team lead
  • Develop new content based on supporting source content provided by team lead
  • Study drawings, specifications, mockups, and product samples to integrate and delineate technology, operating procedure, and production sequence and detail
  • Interview technical service/support, production and engineering personnel and read journals and other material to become familiar with product technologies and production methods
  • Observe production, developmental, and experimental activities to determine operating or servicing procedure and detail
  • Required Qualifications of the Technical Writer:
  • 2+ years with structured content development with applications such as FrameMaker (+SGML), Arbortext, Xmetal, Author, etc.

Preferred Qualifications of the Technical Writer:
  • 4+ years of experience with DITA/XML
  • 4+ years of experience working in CCMS
  • Experience in heavy machinery industry
  • Experience in farming industry

Preferred Skills, Education, Experience:
  • DITA, XML, HTML5/CSS, Frame Maker (structured)
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