Technical Writer

Lombard, IL 60148

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Technical Writer Job Number: Dj627478523 Compensation: $37.50-42.80 / hour

Job Description

Job Title:  Technical Writer
Location:  Lombard, IL
Hire Type:  Long-term contract (2+ years)
Pay Rate:  $37.00 - $40.00/hour, plus overtime (will employee benefits)

As a contract employee of Sterling, you are eligible to receive a Full Employee Benefits Package that includes paid time off, paid holidays, 3 medical plans to choose from, dental & vision plans, 401(k) w/match, and an Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP) plan.

Job Summary:
The Technical Writer works under the guidance of the Project Manager (PM) and Project Coordinator for the assigned project(s). In this capacity, the Technical Writer ensures the accuracy and efficiency of project and quality documents across all project phases. Collaborating closely with the entire project team and stakeholders, the Technical Writer aids in document creation, facilitates communication regarding document management, and offers insights into the workflow status of all documents.

Job Duties:
  • Technical Writing: Ensure consistent formatting and style across all project and quality documents. Address reviewer comments and incorporate changes into the documents. Coordinate the review process for project and quality documents, ensuring thorough feedback is obtained. Address reviewer comments and incorporate changes into the documents. Coordinate with project manager(s) to align documentation timelines with project milestones.
  • Document Creation and Maintenance: Develop and maintain project and quality documents in a standardized format and per configuration & documentation management plans.
  • Change Coordination: Facilitate the change coordination process for document updates for project documents and work with quality team to handover changes to quality and engineering documents.
  • Document Review and Approval: Coordinate the review and approval process, collaborating with stakeholders, to ensure document accuracy and completion of reviews and approvals. Work with PM and approvers to route project documents in OpenText EDMS and Quality (any controlled) documents in OpenText LLDC.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Foster collaboration between project managers, quality assurance teams, and other stakeholders for cohesive document development.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure project and quality documents adhere to relevant site and business requirements.
  • Documentation Accessibility: Implement access controls to safeguard document confidentiality while ensuring authorized personnel have appropriate access. Maintain documents in allocated workspace, per configuration & documentation management plans.
  • Communication and Reporting: Communicate changes and updates to stakeholders and provide regular reports on document status.
  • Adherence to Document Policies: Ensure strict adherence to organizational document management policies and standards.

  • Formal Education in Technical Writing, English or Communications.
  • 2+ years of technical writing/documentation specialist, or a similar role.
  • Technical Proficiency and Understanding: Ability to understand complex technical concepts and translate them into user-friendly language. This includes familiarity with the technology or products being documented.
  • Documentation Tools Mastery: Proficiency in documentation tools and software, such as Microsoft Office to create, format, and manage documents.
  • Excellent Writing and Grammar: Strong command of the language with an ability to write clear, concise, and grammatically correct documents. This includes the ability to tailor content to different audiences.
  • Research and Analysis: Skills in researching and analyzing technical information from various sources to ensure accuracy and completeness of the documentation.
  • Information Design and Structuring: Ability to design and structure information in a logical, user-friendly manner, making complex information accessible and understandable.
  • Attention to Detail: Meticulous attention to detail to ensure accuracy and consistency in documentation, which is crucial for the integrity of SOPs and technical documents.
  • Time Management and Organization: Strong organizational and time-management skills to handle multiple projects and deadlines effectively.
  • Adaptability and Learning Agility: Capacity to quickly learn new technologies and adapt to changes in tools, processes, and project requirements.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

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