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Technical Writer

Company: IRIS Consulting Corporation
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Technical Writer to join the Accessory Instructions team!

This position will work primarily with Off-Road Vehicles, and strong candidates for this role tend to have technical writing degrees/certifications.

Hands-on experience with vehicle maintenance in any capacity is very helpful, and a passion for riding/vehicles is a huge plus!

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Design, develop, write and edit dealer setup instructions and accessory instructions to meet customer and consumer needs and to support corporate goals for quality, growth and global capability.

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TOP SKILLS:

--- Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator and Photoshop minimum)
--- Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
--- Hands-on mechanical understanding

Degrees Highlighted:

Techinical Writing; AET (Automotive Engineering Technology); would consider Auto Mechanic if there is a strong writing background/education.
Prior use of CAD software

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Hours: Core hours 7:00am-5:00pm

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JOB SUMMARY:
Design, develop, write and edit dealer setup instructions and accessory instructions to meet customer and consumer needs and to support corporate goals for quality, growth and global capability.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Manage multiple project priorities and work schedule based on deadlines and input from production schedules and PRS work lists, as well as special requests from team members and other customers.
2. Gather material for writing assignments from engineering, service, legal, compliance and other sources as applicable.
3. Confer with legal, compliance, service, production and engineering personnel as applicable for compliance regulations and product technologies.
4. Organize material and complete writing assignments in accordance with set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, formatting, terminology and grammar.
5. Obtain photographs, drawings and other graphic components to illustrate material.
6. Deliver completed publications to print vendor, web, dealer extranet, translators and internal customers based on project requirements.
7. Execute LEAN initiatives. Drive out waste in processes and systems. Increase productivity, speed and quality/accuracy.
8. Think about publications and requirements globally. Consider International product development teams and customers when developing publications solutions.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EDUCATION:

1. Detail-oriented with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
2. Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
3. Product knowledge required, hands-on mechanical experience preferred, thorough understanding of basic mechanical concepts required.
4. Effective written skills for explaining processes across multiple audiences.
5. Experience using a content management system preferred.
6. Basic software skills required: Adobe products (Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Professional), Microsoft Word, Excel.
7. Experience with XML and 3D software is a plus.
8. Ability to understand the implications of new information and anticipate its potential effect on both current and future projects.
9. Ability to evaluate whether information, events or processes comply with laws, regulations or standards.
10. Knowledge of document design strategies for planning and creating publications.
11. An understanding of the off-road powersports industry is preferred.
12. Bachelor's degree in related field desired; comparable or equivalent work experience considered.
13. Five years of publication experience using an electronic publishing system desired.

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