Topcon Positioning Group is recruiting for a Technical Writer.
Topcon is headquartered in Livermore, California, USA
(topconpositioning.com). Topcon Positioning Group designs,
manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and
solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture,
civil engineering, BIM, mapping and GIS, asset management and
mobile control markets.
Lead documentation projects as assigned by manager.
Create documentation plans and schedules for documents and
Create drawings and illustrations as needed for documents and
Work with Engineering, Product Management, and Professional
Services and other key stakeholders to gather data for creation or
revision of documentation.
Research and assimilate technical concepts of technologies,
equipment and products into manuals, install guides, and other
technical documentation ensuring usability and concise content.
Explain scientific and technical ideas in simple language.
Research, formalize, adhere to, and coach others on industry
standard writing styles and formatting protocols.
Develop and maintain documentation hierarchy, content standards,
formatting standards, and templates.
Improve document usability through content structure, formatting
Complete document creation or revision in a timely manner based
on assigned prioritization and deliver commitments.
Ensure document control integrity with document revision history
content and proper approval workflow routing.
Ensure documented processes and methodologies meet ISO 9001
Adhere to compliance standards, confidentiality, and information
B.A./B.S. in a Technical Discipline and English or Technical
Communications OR combination of technical certification (A.S) and
equivalent work experience will be considered.
8+ years of experience architecting complex documents and
documentation sets, information design and structured
Technical writing experience in civil engineering OR automation
for earthmoving equipment OR survey instruments (GPS receivers,
etc.) HIGHLY PREFERRED.
Proficient in unstructured FrameMaker content development.
Must be proficient with FrameMaker.
Membership and/or certification from the STC (Society of
Technical Communications) a plus
Experience implementing and/or managing a Content Management
System (CMS) is a plus.
Ability to learn complex concepts quickly and explain them with
clarity and technical accuracy.
Ability to establish rapport and working relationships with a
variety of personalities.
Sound knowledge of technical writing fundamentals, industry
standard writing styles and content organization.
Demonstrated knowledge of the structure and content of the
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules
of composition, and grammar.
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite / Creative Cloud (e.g.
FrameMaker, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro)
Must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal
Work with translation vendors in managing translation
development & procurement process.
Experience with Product Lifecycle Management, Document Control
and/or Business Process Management methodologies and software.
Knowledge of technical terms related to GPS, GNSS, Machine
Control, Auto Guidance and Precision Agriculture industries