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Technical Writer Intern

Job Description

SUMMARY

A Technical Writer in Kollmorgen will develop, modify, and edit customer facing technical documentation, including product manuals, technical notes, HTML Help, datasheets, and sales publications, including updating customer facing websites and online tools.

You will work directly with Engineering and Customer Support teams to gain a comprehensive understanding of products and technologies. Your primary responsibility is to generate documentation and graphics for an online support site.

This is a limited term position with the Technical Communications team at Kollmorgen in Santa Barbara, CA. Kollmorgen is part of Altra Industrial Motion Corp (AIMC).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and edit software and hardware documentation.
  • Create datasheets and manuals for various products.
  • Work with software and hardware engineers to document new products, features, API, GUIs.
  • Create HTML Help for various GUIs and manage content for technical support sites.
  • Create and edit graphics, diagrams, and optimize digital photos.
  • Create Release Notes for software releases.
  • Assist in managing files for translation and preparing pdf files for distribution.
  • Assist in managing website content and implementation of new features.

Critical Competencies

  • Must have strong writing and communication skills, and the ability to comprehend high-level technology concepts.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign is preferred.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML a plus.
  • Knowledge of authoring and web content management systems is preferred e.g. Drupal.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and track progress in a fast-paced environment using project management tools.



Education and Experience Requirements

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor's degree majoring in English, Communications, Marketing, Computer Science or Computer Information Systems.
  • Junior student preferred.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred.
  • Self-starter with a proven ability to learn quickly, work independently and exceed expectations in a fast-paced environment.
  • Passionate about writing, web technologies, and innovation.

Physical Demand and Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ''Altra Company.'' Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ''EEO is the Law'' poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email

The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ''Altra Company.'' Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ''EEO is the Law'' poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

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Job Snapshot

Location US-CA-Santa Barbara, CA
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Hour
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Engineering & Aerospace, Sales & Marketing, IT & Technical
Other Compensation: n/a
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Company Overview

Altra Industrial Motion Corporate

Altra is a premier global designer and producer of a wide range of motion control and power transmission solutions. With engineered components and systems that provide the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products can be used in nearly any machine, process or application involving motion. From precision motors embedded in medical robots to heavy duty brakes used in rugged mining applications, Altra has been solving complex customer challenges around the world for decades. Our products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established brands, including: Ameridrives, Bauer Gear Motor, Bibby Turboflex, Boston Gear, Delroyd Worm Gear, Formsprag Clutch, Guardian Couplings, Huco, Industrial Clutch, Inertia Dynamics, Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Kilian, Kollmorgen, Lamiflex Couplings, Marland Clutch, Matrix, Nuttall Gear, Portescap, Stieber, Stromag, Svendborg Brakes, Thomson, TB Wood's, Twiflex, Warner Electric, Warner Linear. Learn More

Contact Information

US-CA-Santa Barbara, CA
Altra Industrial Motion Corp.
000-000-0000
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Altra Industrial Motion Corporate
Company:
US-CA-Santa Barbara, CA
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Hour
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Engineering & Aerospace, Sales & Marketing, IT & Technical
Store Type:

Job Description

SUMMARY

A Technical Writer in Kollmorgen will develop, modify, and edit customer facing technical documentation, including product manuals, technical notes, HTML Help, datasheets, and sales publications, including updating customer facing websites and online tools.

You will work directly with Engineering and Customer Support teams to gain a comprehensive understanding of products and technologies. Your primary responsibility is to generate documentation and graphics for an online support site.

This is a limited term position with the Technical Communications team at Kollmorgen in Santa Barbara, CA. Kollmorgen is part of Altra Industrial Motion Corp (AIMC).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and edit software and hardware documentation.
  • Create datasheets and manuals for various products.
  • Work with software and hardware engineers to document new products, features, API, GUIs.
  • Create HTML Help for various GUIs and manage content for technical support sites.
  • Create and edit graphics, diagrams, and optimize digital photos.
  • Create Release Notes for software releases.
  • Assist in managing files for translation and preparing pdf files for distribution.
  • Assist in managing website content and implementation of new features.

Critical Competencies

  • Must have strong writing and communication skills, and the ability to comprehend high-level technology concepts.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign is preferred.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML a plus.
  • Knowledge of authoring and web content management systems is preferred e.g. Drupal.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and track progress in a fast-paced environment using project management tools.



Education and Experience Requirements

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor's degree majoring in English, Communications, Marketing, Computer Science or Computer Information Systems.
  • Junior student preferred.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred.
  • Self-starter with a proven ability to learn quickly, work independently and exceed expectations in a fast-paced environment.
  • Passionate about writing, web technologies, and innovation.

Physical Demand and Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ''Altra Company.'' Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ''EEO is the Law'' poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email

The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ''Altra Company.'' Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ''EEO is the Law'' poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

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