Technical Writer – Rochester, NY

Altimeter Solutions
    December 18, 2020
    Rochester, NY
    Job Type


    Job Description:

    We are seeking a curious and detail-oriented technical writer to join the Technical Publications team. Writers are responsible for planning, organizing, writing, and editing technical operations, maintenance, and software help/manuals. A passion for learning new technologies, researching, and analyzing source material, and working with engineers and other subject matter experts are key for the successful candidate.

    If you’re a technical person with a demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning and continuous improvement, we’d like to speak with you.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Technical Communications, English, or a related field and 2 or more years of experience creating technical documentation
    • Demonstrated proficiency in technical writing
    • Experience with topic-based authoring
    • Proficient with Adobe RoboHelp
    • Proficient with Adobe Framemaker
    • Ability to decipher and utilize source data from multiple sources, subject matter experts, and skill levels
    • Ability to learn new concepts/technologies in a short time frame
    • Ability to understand multi-level parts lists
    • Ability to understand complex systems consisting of networked products
    • Ability to understand similarities and differences between products for content reuse


    Preferred Skills

    • Military Communications Experience
    • Mechanical aptitude; ability to disassemble/reassemble equipment and write remove/replace procedures
    • Ability to read electrical diagrams/schematics
    • DITA specifications, Framemaker EDD experience
    • CorelDraw
    • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Microsoft Word
    • Experience developing Technical Manuals per MIL-STD-40051
    • Experience developing courseware per TRADOC PAM 350-70
    • Experience developing Training Data Products per MIL-PRF-29612
    • Instructional Design experience
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