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Technical Writer in Waterloo, IA at Volt

Date Posted: 12/12/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contingent
  • Location:
    Waterloo, IA
  • Duration:
    48 weeks
  • Date Posted:
    12/12/2018
  • Job ID:
    147943
  • Pay Rate
    $18.0 - $28.0/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone
    563/723-3700

Job Description

Design & Technical Services, a division of Volt, is looking for a Technical Writer - Tractor Diagnostic Manuals to work on-site with a Fortune 500 agricultural equipment manufacturer in Waterloo, IA.

This one-year entry-level assignment is a great opportunity to launch a new career in technical communications and/or agricultural technology. Selected candidates will gain valuable experience in creating technical manuals and graphics, becoming uniquely qualified for advancement in a competitive career field.

Key responsibilities

  • Create tables of technical information related to electrical-system diagnostic procedures for high-horsepower tractors (e.g. part numbers, wire harness IDs, and pin-out descriptions)
  • Create graphics that show component locations with respect to their position and orientation on high-horsepower tractors
  • Research and compile large volumes of technical information with few errors

Required (all of the following)

  • Mechanical and electrical aptitude
  • Extremely high attention to detail
  • Communicates clearly (verbal and written)
  • Able to prioritize and make progress on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Works well both collaboratively and independently
  • Computer proficiency, especially the ability to master unfamiliar applications
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.

Preferred (any of the following)

  • Able to read electrical schematics and wiring diagrams
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, PTC ArborText Editor, or Capital Harness
  • Able to use hand tools in a repair-shop environment
  • Background in the agricultural industry with experience operating, maintaining, or repairing tractors
  • Certificate or two-year degree in one of the following fields:
    • Electronics technology
    • Automotive or truck technology
    • Agricultural technology
    • Graphic communications or digital media
    • Communications or journalism

This position is subject to US Export Controls. Must be a US Citizen or lawful permanent resident. 

Volt provides highly skilled contingent workers to local, national and international clients in all major industries.  Volt has over 60 years of experience and is a leader in the industry.  We work with many of the Fortune 500 and 1000 companies to provide workforce solutions.

For immediate consideration, please contact Brenda at bdexter@volt.com.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you do not meet all the qualifications of the position listed here, please be sure to go to http://jobs.volt.com to see the other positions we have available that you may qualify.