Technical Communications Specialist | VanderHouwen

Technical Communications Specialist

Fairview, Oregon

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Job Id: 62895

Technical Communications Specialist
Our client is seeking a Technical Communications Specialist to join their team in Fairview, OR. This position is responsible for developing parts manuals and other technical publications along with creating appropriate artwork for internal products. 

This role will be 100% onsite for the first few months for training with an eventual move to a hybrid environment (minimum 2 days in the office a week; 3 days remote).

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign functions of this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Job functions include the following and other duties may be assigned.
Research information from a variety of internal resources and systems for the development and creation of parts manuals and other product support documents. Work closely with Technical Communications Coordinator on prioritization and backlog of incoming manual requests.  
Create artwork and illustrations for technical documents.
Learn and create 3D CAD imagery to be used in marketing materials.
Work with technical team and cross-departmentally across global locations to ensure accurate representation of technical data.
Work with technical team to streamline and improve processes, particularly when it comes to digitizing workflows and documentation.
Maintain corporate identity and design standards/guidelines globally.
Assist with company website technical documentation updates and other digital assets as needed.

This position serves as a professional technical communications specialist creating and delivering technical documentation with a focus on parts manuals. General discretion and judgement are exercised routinely in the execution of job duties.  If errors in judgement or professional execution of responsibilities are made, it could disrupt customer relationships.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, safely and in alignment with company core values. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
AA Degree or equivalent work experience required.
5+ years experience in engineering or work creating technical support documentation.
Proficient editing and proofing capabilities.
Illustration/design experience required, including art illustration with Adobe Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop). Keyshot knowledge a plus.
CAD modeling skills preferred.
Proficient in MS Office.
Can-do attitude with good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
Exceptional time management and organizational skills. Ability to multitask.
Basic understanding of electronics, hydraulics and programmable controllers.
Materials handling industry or product knowledge and mechanical/technical aptitude preferred.

Salary: $55,000-$69,000 annually (DOE)

Benefits are available to eligible full-time employees and can include coverage for medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, 401k with employer match, and wellness programs.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.


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