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Technical Writer

Technical Writer

Job Description

Is this you…….technical document writer for heavy equipment?  If so, you could be our next Technical Writer with Manitowoc Crane Care*.

As a Technical Writer with Manitowoc Crane Care you will be responsible to write technical literature for Operator, Service, and Training Manuals provided with Manitowoc Lattice Boom Crawler products.

Reporting directly to the Manager of Technical Publications, this position is based in Manitowoc, WI.

If you’re up to the challenge, the reward is satisfaction . . . and knowing you helped build something real.  Join our passionate team and help build something you can be proud of – a future filled with passion, pride and satisfaction.

Essential Job Functions:

• Monitor engineering releases to determine the need for new and revised instructions/manuals

• Work closely with engineering, service, and assembly personnel to determine operation, assembly, maintenance, service, and troubleshooting requirements

• Write descriptive and step-by-step procedures

• Determine and coordinate art and desktop publishing needs

• Maintain departmental housekeeping and 5S standards

• Ability to perform job functions in a safe manner

• Ability to wear all Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) required by Company Policy for the job being performed, know and follow established job specific and facility wide safety and health procedures and rules, actively participate in safety and health training and demonstrate competency based on training received and bring safety and health issues, unsafe acts, and safety suggestions to management’s attention or correct those you can.


Job Requirements

  Job Requirements/Working Conditions

• Technical Degree with a minimum of 3 years of experience in technical writing for heavy equipment including hydraulics and electrical or a minimum of 5 years of experience in technical writing for heavy equipment including hydraulics and electrical in lieu of the degree required.

• Experience in FrameMaker required.

• Experience in understanding and reading electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics a strong plus.

• Experience in graphics design and blueprint reading preferred.

• Experience using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop preferred.

• Experience with a content management system a strong plus.

• Working conditions include a normal office environment, assembly shop and test areas.

• Must be able to travel up to 10% to visit other facilities and customers.


The world’s most advanced crane service and support program, Manitowoc Crane Care is divided into five key disciplines: Parts; Service and Technical Support; Technical Publications; Training; and EnCORE, our branded rebuild, repair, remanufacture and exchange program. Together, Manitowoc Crane Care promises crane owners unprecedented access to expedited, ongoing care for every Manitowoc product they operate…24 hours-per-day, 365 days-per-year. And it continues to provide that same level of care through the products’ lifecycle.  For Total Lifecycle Support, maximum equipment utilization, optimal profitability, and outstanding overall owner/operator value, no other crane maker comes close to Manitowoc Crane Care.  Manitowoc Crane Care is the service and support function for Manitowoc Cranes – parent company, The Manitowoc Company, Inc.

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Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Information Technology, Design, Legal
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Manufacturing, Industrial
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 14000676
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