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Technical Writer (OEM / CMS / XML / Editing / Creation/ Documentation) – Gauteng, South Africa

Job Reference

017 2605 (SV)

Region

Southern Africa

Reference Number: 017 2605 (SV)

Job Description:
A leading OEM is seeking a Technical Writer who will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of technical customer documentation to support the product lines within the segment, ensuring a fully supported product on the market. The role utilises the links between engineering, manufacturing, aftermarket support and regional centers.
The role is product-focused and concentrates on the development, production, delivery, and storage of
documentation material for inclusion in the final product package in accordance with OH&S and Mining
Industry legislation.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for planning, editing, writing and maintaining product user documentation including graphics and images for Operator’s, Maintenance and Service & Repair Manuals.
  • Development and production of life cycle maintenance information for machine operational safety, which may include maintenance plans, schedules, and instructions.
  • Development and implementation of technical documentation in accordance with global and regional guidelines.
  • Researches available engineering information such as drawings, design reports, equipment, and test specifications.
  • Utilizes knowledge of company product line, processes, methods, and document structure.
  • Coordination of technical documentation delivery tasks and procedures.
  • Collaborate with other Technical Writers on various projects.
  • Support the documentation teams in Australia/Austria with information gathered locally.
  • Write and publish technical bulletins.
  • Support and coordinate local printing activities.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • At least 3 years’ experience writing and developing documentation in a publication environment (mining experience is a strong preference).
  • Must have a relevant tertiary degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Superior standard of written and verbal communication skills in English language.
  • Experience using CMS systems, XML editing software, Information Architecture practices and performing DITA based XML structuring.
  • Experience using authoring packages including Adobe InDesign, FrameMaker, or similar.
  • Experience working in an engineering/manufacturing environment, preferably mining or heavy industry.
  • Demonstrated experience using 3D-CAD software such as Siemens NX, and other drawing packages including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, or CorelDRAW.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand hydraulic and electrical schematics.
  • Ability to develop and build relationships within the segment and the industry.
Benefits and Contractual information:
  • Permanent position
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