Technical Writer
Trimble Inc
Christchurch, New Zealand
12d ago


Trimble is recruiting for a Technical Writer to fill an opportunity in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The CTCT division (a joint venture between Trimble and Caterpillar) develops positioning and control products for earthmoving and paving machines in the construction and mining industries.

These products are used in a range of applications where the operator of the machine benefits from having accurate horizontal and vertical guidance.

The successful applicant will have experience in technical communications / documentation, a knowledge of industry standard tools and practices, and a succinct communication style suitable for digital / mobile platforms.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Generation of technical content and user assistance in a variety of forms, including PDF, HTML, XML, and video for both print and digital communication
  • Technical editing including review and proofing of content created by other team members
  • Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology
  • Maintain records and files of work and revisions
  • Analyze developments in specific field to determine need for revisions in previously published materials and development of new material
  • Management and tracking of content throughout the process, including translation
  • Coordination with other members of the group and other (international) groups within Trimble.
  • Interview production and engineering personnel and read journals and other material to become familiar with product technologies and production methods
  • Observe production, developmental, and experimental activities to determine operating procedure and detail
  • Study drawings, specifications, mockups, and product samples to integrate and delineate technology, operating procedure, and production sequence and detail
  • Work with UX designers to select and edit photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate material
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Skills & Experience Required :

  • Proven track record in technical writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with high attention to detail
  • Familiar with basic web design concepts, comfortable with basic HTML markup, able to edit and enter HTML code autonomously from developers
  • Experience with version control software and version control best practices
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of subject matter experts, from developers to end-users
  • Ability to work well under pressure using effective time management skills
  • Ability to work proactively and speak up when inefficiencies exist
  • Experience documenting for a highly technical and complex product
  • Flexible approach to working in a changing environment
  • Ability to work as part of a collaborative team
  • Excellent file management practices
  • Eye for continuous improvement
  • Experience with documentation in digital products
  • Other Requirements :
  • html / html5
  • Madcap Flare
  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Premier.. a plus
  • Only applicants who are legally entitled to work permanently in New Zealand, will be considered for this role .

    Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds.

    Core technologies in positioning, modelling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability.

    From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics.

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