Overview

 Technical Writer Overview: MechoSystems is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of manual, motorized and automated solar-shading systems. The company provides innovative solutions for the design challenges of sustainability and WindowManagement® to the Architectural, Interior Design, and Engineering Communities.  The headquarters of MechoSystems, which employs over 500 people worldwide, is located in Long Island City, N.Y., with manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and the U.K. (Phoenix, Az., Edison, N.J., and Milton Keynes). Essential Function & Responsibilities:We currently have an opportunity for a Technical Writer with proven experience in assimilating, preparing, organizing, and communicating the features and benefits of architectural products.  The writer will work with the company’s Engineering department and be part of the new product launch team.  As the company’s Technical Writer you will be responsible for interpreting, writing, organizing, and editing technical material for clear communication to our technical and non-technical customer base. The successful candidate will have the ability to:Work well in a team environment while possessing the drive and ambition of a self-starter capable of operating from direction with minimal supervision.Research, plan, write, and manage multiple projects under deadlines in a high pressure environment.Learn quickly and possess good interviewing skills in order to gain an understanding about a product and the user so documentation can be written efficiently with the proper eye to the perspective and skill level of the target audience.Build technical documentation and instructional content using a variety of authoring tools.Finalize content using defined standards, store content in the documentation system, and release content customers.Education – Experience – Certifications – Licenses – Registration Requirements:Bachelor’s degree in CAD, Architecture, Engineering, or related field.Experience writing technical content and documentation for electro-mechanical and/or software products.Required Competencies – Computer Skills – Other:Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills required.Must be able to multi-task and meet established deadlines in a challenging environment.Ability to interpret, write, organize, and edit technical material for easy and practical use by technical and non-technical readers.Ability to conceptualize and communicate graphics requirements, and work with the Communication Department in order to finalize.Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite.Desire to learn new tools and cutting edge technology.Experience with: FrameMaker, Visio, RoboHelp Project, and GUI-level documentation experience a plus.Experience with manufacturing a plus.Familiarity with small tools and handy work a plus.