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Technical Writer

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Dayton, OH

Technical Writer


Job Description

Technical Writer 

The Technical Writer is responsible for taking complex, technical information and translating it into an easily understandable format, per customer guidelines. This role will work closely with experienced writers and other internal employees to interpret contractual specifications, engineering drawings, reports, and other data to help produce technical documentation. This role interfaces with customer and/or customer’s representatives throughout project, as required. 


  • Writes technical documents/manuals according to specifications for customer
  • Completes assignments according to company policies and procedures
  • Researches existing data to maximize use of previously developed text and/or illustrations
  • Drafts text materials to ensure text and illustrations are completed and coordinated per final product requirements
  • Documents and archives technical data over long periods in an efficient, established method to aid in future related projects
  • Tracks and records time spent on projects
  • Communicates status of work to management and any needs for additional information, technical procedures, etc.
  • Completes assigned tasks according to established deadlines and customer specifications and company policies and procedures
  • Performs any other job-related instructions, as requested with reasonable accommodation 


  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is required
  • Associate degree in a technical or mechanical field or equivalent work experience is required 


Zero to two (0-2) years of experience in a mechanical, technical, or writing field writing complete, complex technical documents, including organizing the document and working with internal and external personnel (e.g., agencies, customer) 

Technical Experience:

  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft PowerPoint is required.
  • Experience using Onboard-diagnostics (OBD) II, CAT ET, Allison DOC, Bendix Diagnostic, Dearborn, WABCO Toolbox, or other Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) diagnostic tools is preferred.
  • Basic technical knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electronic, and/or aeronautical systems is preferred
  • Basic knowledge of related fields, including illustrating, provisioning, and logistic support analysis is preferred
  • Valid driver’s license in state of residency with acceptable driving record is preferred 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to remove and install mechanical and electrical parts on small to large vehicle systems
  • Knowledgeable of mechanical concepts
  • Ability to write and edit clear and concise text
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings
  • Ability to prepare various media types (photos, models, drawings, etc.), to prepare illustration requirements; prepare illustration mark-ups
  • Ability to be self-directed, be resourceful, and demonstrate creativity to meet job objectives and propose innovative ideas
  • Ability to complete assignments on time, which may require overtime to meet deadlines
  • Ability to follow through on assignments and maintain a high level of integrity
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external personnel according to company guidelines and communicate project status to internal and external personnel
  • Ability to work independently and within a team to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines

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PDSI Technical Services is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, military service or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, consideration of employment staffing submissions are based on demonstrated skills, qualifications, work experience, expertise and expectations meeting the position requirements as specified by the client, including compensation