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Technical Writer - Construction

Company: KOMAN Construction, LLC
Location: Chandler
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

KOMAN Construction, LLC is looking for a Construction Technical Writer to write technical materials such as proposals, project documentation, equipment manuals, appendices, and operating and maintenance instructions.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to read and write construction terminology is a must
  • Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style and terminology
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the audience and the documentation required
  • Research and build knowledge about products, services, technology, or concepts to be documented
  • Prepare or commission graphics and illustrations to elaborate on or complement technical writing
  • Meet with subject matter experts in order to ensure specialized topics are appropriately addressed and discussed
  • Work with sales and marketing colleagues to ensure the finished documentation meets product requirements
  • Provide, revise, edit, or update instructions, and technical information
  • Create, adapt, and follow project schedules and deadlines
  • Analyze developments in one or more fields to determine need for revisions in previously published materials and development of new material
  • Remain up-to-date on technological and product developments as well as universal specifications relevant to his or her industry
  • Read solicitations/sources sought and respond accordingly
  • Produce quality proposals to submit for bid
  • Plan, develop, organize, write and edit operational procedures and manuals
  • Research, develop and document technical design specifications and test scripts
  • Produce electronic documentation in addition to hard copy manuals
  • Maintain a comprehensive library of technical terminology and documentation
  • Analyze documents to maintain continuity of style of content
  • Manage updates and revisions to technical literature
  • Understands their own abilities and limitations and understands when to seek guidance.
  • Professionally interacts with colleagues, members of the public, clients, and business associates.
  • Complies with all company policies and applicable laws.Education/Certifications:
    • A minimum of two years experience in construction technical writing is required. Six years experience can be substituted in lieu of a degree.
    • Experience in construction technical writing or in construction is required.Required Qualifications:
      • English Language knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar.
      • Communication: writing and speaking skills are needed when communicating with employees, writing reports, working with subcontractors and presenting conclusions to project managers and clients
      • Computer Skills: must understand and be able to work with MS Office, MS Project, Viewpoint, AutoCAD Reader, and other miscellaneous software that may be contractually required
      • Time-Management Skills: deadlines are crucial in construction. Making sure processes and procedures are completed timely and do not impact the timely completion of the project is a critical part of the job
      • Active Learning- understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
      • Active Listening- giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
      • Critical Thinking- using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
      • Attention to Detail must be able to provide a high quality work product Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

        The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

        While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb ladders or stairs; use hands to type, finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and get in and out of vehicles. The employee is frequently required, sometimes for extended periods, to walk, stand, or sit. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. Visual acuity requirements include color vision, depth perception, close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus, all of which may be necessary to operate motor vehicles, determine the accuracy and thoroughness of work, prepare and analyze data and figures, and review materials for extensive time periods. Typical hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM AZ Time, however hours can fluctuate depending on project needs to include evenings, nights, and weekends. Travel to construction worksites may be required.

        Preference will be given to Natives of Kodiak, Inc. Shareholders and Descendants of Shareholders in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2000e - 2(i)

Keywords: KOMAN Construction, LLC, Chandler , Technical Writer - Construction, IT / Software / Systems , Chandler, Arizona

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