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Technical Writer

Company: Altec Industries, Inc.
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Job Description:

Why Join Altec?

Altec specializes in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes, telecom, and specialty equipment. We are the leading equipment and service provider for the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs, and contractor markets, supporting customers in over 100 countries throughout the world.

Customer First Enjoyment of Work Family Financial Stability Integrity People Are Our Greatest Strength Quality

Spiritual Development Teamwork

There is an opening for a Technical Writer in St. Joseph, Missouri. The incumbent of this position will be responsible for research, development, and editing of information for all manuals including but not limited to operating manuals, component maintenance manuals, instructions, product notifications and other related technical publications. The job level is able to be adjusted at time of hire, if the candidate meets the qualifications for jobs of a more experienced level in the career path.


Bachelor's degree

Drafting software experience

Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred

Demonstrates basic personal computer skills. Strong communication skills; ability to write in a clear, concise format. Good command of the English language.

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Ability to deliver high quality documentation paying attention to detail.

Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable in text and drawings


Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology

Produce high-quality documentation that meets applicable standards and is appropriate for its intended audience. Write in clear, concise, grammatically correct prose to translate engineering information to user/operator and technical service customers using methods to assure optimum communication value

Document and maintain records of revisions and creations of technical documents

Track new information and changes to determine in what other instances the information is applicable in previously produced documents or in the development of new.

Proofread and modify existing documents to ensure that they are clear and consistent with other documents

Confer with customers and product development teams to establish technical specifications and to determine subject material to be developed for publication

Modify and manipulate photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts to illustrate and support material

Study drawings, specifications, and units to integrate proper operating procedures, safety considerations, and maintenance procedures into written documents

Interview production and engineering personnel to become familiar with product specifications, features, and capabilities

Analyze developments in technology to determine need for revisions in previously published materials

Review manufacturer's and trade catalogs, drawings, and other data relative to operation, maintenance, and service of equipment

Works under the guidance of higher level technical writer and/or supervisor. Follows established procedures and formats. Resolves routine problems with limited assistance; requires assistance with non-routine problems

Member of new product development teams. Attends meetings, provides input on schedules and documentation requirements, and collects information for the development of operator, maintenance, and unit installation manuals

Ensures all documentation is accurate and reliable

All other duties as assigned

Altec offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Program

Retirement 401(k) Program

Vacation and Holidays

Flexible Spending Accounts

Tuition Assistance Program

Employee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program

Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Altec Industries, Inc. and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain affirmative action plans to recruit, retain, develop, and promote qualified individuals without unlawful consideration of race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Altec strives to maintain a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, where associates are treated with respect and dignity.

Keywords: Altec Industries, Inc., Saint Joseph , Technical Writer, IT / Software / Systems , Saint Joseph, Missouri

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