Guys,

The second position we have open is for a Technical Writer 1. It is
relatively the same position as the other one, but with more
supervision. This position will be supervised and trained by the lead
Technical Writer. Please email your resumes to me privately.

My company makes hardware that is used for analyzing wafers in Fab
Automation 
labs (www.nanometrics.com).  If you're interested, please email me your
resume 
and some writing samples privately. If you have any questions, email me 
privately as well. It is for local candidates only, no relocation
package available (sorry). 


Job Description

* Adheres to all Style Guides and Templates 
* Prepares and updates Hardware Operation and Maintenance manuals
* Creates and updates Technical publications for Manufacturing, Field
Service, Quality Assurance/Reliability, Corporate Policies and Training
* Gathers technical information, prepares written text
* Researches available engineering information such as drawings, design
reports, equipment, and test specifications
* Interviews engineers and other technical personnel
* Ensures that the documentation is transferred through to production
and that any errors in this process are rectified
* Keeps track of tasks and ensure that these are in line with the
project plan
* Notifies the Lead Technical Writer or Manufacturing Engineering
Manager of any slip in the schedule or additional requests
* Adheres to policy and version/number controls on all documentation
* Supports designated projects/products
* Continued professional development to highlight areas where knowledge
and experience should be acquired or enhanced.
Duties:
* Follow departmental polices and procedures including, but not limited
to:
- Engineering design standards
- Configuration management
- Sustaining engineering
- Manufacturing engineering
- Release procedures
- Safety standards
Competencies:

1. Education and training
* Ideal candidates should be degree qualified, science/engineering or
another relevant field or have equivalent experience. Other applications
will be considered provided they have the relevant job experience. 

2. Required technical experience
* Requires working knowledge of customer requirements, various company
products, purpose and structure of documents, and user's level of
understanding
* In-depth knowledge of Adobe FrameMaker (desktop publishing software),
Windows Office and one or more of the following:

- Adobe Acrobat
- Adobe PhotoShop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Photo Manipulation Programs
- Digital Camera

3. Ideal experience
* Two years plus of relevant technical authoring experience in a company
that manufactures or distributes scientific instruments.
* Knowledge of semiconductors, semiconductor measurement tools and the
semiconductor industry is highly desirable but not essential.
* Demonstrated experience (with writing samples/portfolio) of writing
various Technical publications including user (operation) and service
manuals for technical products


4. Personal qualities
* Analytical and methodical with an attention to detail
* Flexible and positive attitude
* Self-motivated, shows initiative and common sense 
* Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with minimal
supervision
* Good written and verbal communication skills
* Willingness to gain knowledge of Nanometrics technologies, products
and markets (e.g. semiconductor industry).
 * Follow company-wide polices and procedures, for example:
- Behavior
- Corporate Culture
- Dress code
- Health and safety
- House keeping
- Professionalism
- Time keeping
* Submit status reports to the Tech Pubs Manager as part
of the weekly review meeting
* Perform any other reasonable duties as required by the Lead Technical
Writer or Manufacturing Engineering Manager.


Thank you,

Gillian Flato
Technical Writer (Software)
nanometrics
1550 Buckeye Dr. 
Milpitas, CA. 95035
408.435.9600 x 316
408.232.5911
gflato at nanometrics.com




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