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JOB SUMMARY:
This employee principally writes operator’s manuals and service documentation for Ditch Witch®, Subsite® Electronics, and HammerHead® products. He or she also writes other documents (service bulletins, instructions, letters, etc.), helps other employees with specific writing problems, and performs other duties as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Read, analyze, and interpret information from a variety of sources, including service and operator's manuals, drawings, photographs, engineering specifications, notes, etc.
  • Research, write, and edit operator's manuals, service manuals, and other documents. This includes:
    • Maintaining schedules and setting priorities to meet deadlines for drafts of documents.
    • Observing and operating Ditch Witch, Subsite and HammerHead equipment.
    • Interviewing engineers, product managers, and other employees to obtain information.
    • Organizing information.
    • Using word processing and publishing software to write drafts of manuals and other documents.
    • Presenting drafts to groups of product managers, engineers, and other employees.
    • Reviewing, revising, and finalizing drafts.
    • Reading and interpreting hydraulic and electrical schematics.
    • Preparing documents for printing and electronic publishing.
  • Maintain positive relationships with customers, clients, supervisors, and co-workers.
  • Meet expectations for creativity, quality, productivity, technical knowledge, leadership, motivation of others, organization, and safety.
  • Organize, maintain, and update computer files of product-related documents.

 

 WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Regular, continuous use of a personal computer.
  • Office environment much of the time, with regular trips to the shop (including Plant 1, Product Development, and Subsite), and occasional work outdoors.
    • The shop environment includes physical hazards such as powered vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic, sharp objects, and moving machinery.
    • Outdoor work may include observing or operating equipment at test fields or construction sites, in all kinds of weather conditions.
  • Rapidly changing work loads, priorities, and deadlines. Common work weeks of up to 50 hours.
  • Occasional travel (air and highway).

 

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Have a Bachelor's degree in English, technical writing, or related field.
  • Two years of applicable professional writing experience, along with a strong mechanical or technical background is desirable. Ability to read electrical and hydraulic schematics and use them to write troubleshooting procedures for equipment a plus.
  • Demonstrate excellent writing skills, including research, organization, writing, formatting, and editing.
  • Have appropriate word processing skills and experience with publications software.
  • Have a good work record, including indications of strong self-motivation, high productivity, reliable attendance, attention to quality, ability to learn new skills, and a cordial, cooperative personality.


Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma