Technical Documentation Writer


This is a contract position for approximately 3-6 months

Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm

Pay is $22 to $27 Hourly Depending on Experience


The Technical Documentation Writer is responsible for creating, maintaining and distributing as-built system documentation for industrial automation. This position requires a person who is comfortable in a warehouse/mechanical environment, is familiar with hardware and software user interface documentation, is capable of handling multiple projects at one time, and understands the need for detail.

Works cross-functionally with all engineering disciplines, including software, hardware, electrical and controls to gather all required information necessary for accurate and high quality documentation.

  • Create Word documents, including creating and modifying Word templates. Also creating tables, insert images, use templates, use of pagination, use of shapes, create hyperlinks and cross-references, create and edit headers and footers, use both portrait and landscape orientation, generate Table of Contents and Table of Figures, and use captions.
  • Research and gather OEM product documentation
  • Develop system manuals with mechanical and electrical drawings (provided by engineers), and create a DVD of system documentation
  • Create hardware maintenance manuals with scheduled maintenance and procedures, troubleshooting guides
  • Work on all phases of documentation with a high degree of autonomy
  • Work with a variety of software programs and writing tools
  • Meet documentation delivery milestones


  • Bachelor Degree in a related discipline
  • Five years of experience as a technical writer, preferably in a hardware and software user interface environment
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, Excel, .pdf creation, RoboHelp, Image editing such as Snagit.
  • Ability to research software and hardware products
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple high priority assignments
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter that needs little supervision
  • Strong emphasis on quality, detail, accuracy and timeliness
  • Sample of prior work is required. Please bring your portfolio to the interview.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the organization






Frisco, Texas 75034




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