Position Description

Technical Writer
Location Spokane Valley, Washington
# of openings 1
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Are you ready to join a world class team? Wagstaff, Inc. is the place you want to come and build your career! We are a family owned, progressive, international manufacturing company and the world leader of aluminum casting technology. We believe that our employees are our greatest resource, and support them with exceptional benefits, competitive wages, and exciting growth opportunities. We offer a comprehensive wellness program, which includes a 1200 square foot onsite gym! Come and join Wagstaff to become part of our team and family.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Work with subject matter experts to understand the topics to be able to best describe equipment and processes to all levels of plant personnel
  • Objectively plan communications in the most straighforward way for a high degree of understanding on the part of the user
  • Write, edit, assemble, publish technical manuals, bulletins and other related technical media for all Wagstaff aluminum industry products
  • Administer content management system (Author-It)
  • Edit and review material in support of Wagstaff marketing activities such as webpages, product launch materials, and video scripts
  • Organize and coordinate technical educational video production
  • Provide general document/publishing/photography related services and consulting as necessary to internal customers
  • Identify process improvements and implement these improvements
  • In order to achieve business objectives, work weeks in excess of 40 hours may be required
  • Abide by company policies
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Five years' technical writing and publication experience
  • Bachelors’ degree in journalism, technical writing, or related; or combination of education and experience
  • Strong experience in machinery, mechanics, and automation
  • Experience with content management systems
  • High degree of mechanical aptitude
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent time management skills

Working Environment

While performing the duties of this job, work is performed primarily in an adequately lit, well ventilated, climate controlled general office environment.  Close computer work is regularly required.  The work usually involves minimal physical exertion.  The noise level in the general office environment is usually moderate. 

This job may require occasional or more frequent interaction with employees on the manufacturing shop floor.  While on the shop floor, the employee may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risks of moving equipment and parts, and other risks associated with a manufacturing environment.  Because of this environment and associated risks, coordination with shop floor managers/employees may be necessary before entering the shop floor, and use of job appropriate personal protective equipment and clothing is required on the shop floor.  The noise level on the shop floor is often loud.

Mental and Physical Requirements

The physical and mental requirements described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Key: Constant -71%+, Frequent-31-70%, Occasional- 11-30%, Seldom, 0-10%

Reading           Constant                    

Lift 10 lbs. or less  Frequent

Writing  Constant

Lift 10-25 lbs.  Occasional

Speaking  Occasional

Lift 26-50 lbs.  Occasional

Interpreting Data  Frequent

Lift 51-100 lbs.  Seldom                

Planning  Constant

Lift 101+ lbs.  N/A

Organizing  Constant

Carry 10 lbs. or less  Frequent

Supervising  N/A

Carry 10-25 lbs.  Occasional

Problem Solving  Frequent

Carry 26-50 lbs.  Seldom

Attention to Detail  Constant

Carry 51-100 lbs.  Seldom

Multi-Tasking  Constant

Carry 101+ lbs.  N/A

Sit  Constant

Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 10 lbs. or less  Frequent

See  Constant

Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 10-25 lbs.  Occasional

Stand  Occasional

Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 26-50 lbs.  Occasional

Walk  Occasional

Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 51-100 lbs.  Seldom

Drive  N/A

Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 101+ lbs.  N/A

Hear  Frequent

Climb/Balance  Seldom

Turn/Twist/Lean  Frequent

Stoop/Kneel/Squat  Seldom

Reach/Manual Dexterity  Frequent

Crouch/Crawl  Seldom

 

Bend  Frequent

 

           

 

Wagstaff, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation for purposes of participating in the application/hiring process with Wagstaff, Inc. If you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the wagstaff.com careers as a result of your disability,  you can request reasonable accommodations by calling Spokane, WA Jobs (509) 922-1404 ext. 3911 or Hebron, KY Jobs (859) 689-6261.  Thanks for your interest in Wagstaff, Inc.

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