Technical Writer

You’ll maintain existing docs and write a wide variety of new ones: traditional product data sheets and user’s guides, software help files, website content, knowledge base articles, maybe even marketing materials. 

Please note: This is an onsite position in Temecula, California.

Here’s why you want this job 

  • Your super-clear writing and editing skills will make it easier for engineers, technicians, and system integrators worldwide to monitor, control, and get data from real-world sensors and equipment. 
  • You’ll get to work with enthusiastic, friendly, bright people who care about what they do and work together to get things done. 
  • You’ll play with ground-breaking new hardware and software products designed and manufactured here in California for the expanding industrial automation and industrial internet of things fields. 
  • You’ll be a key part of a very small documentation department that sits in Engineering and reports to an unusually technical VP of Marketing. 
  • You’ll be responsible for your own projects from conception through publication and work on several projects at once. 
  • You’ll receive excellent benefits, including medical/dental, paid PTO (personal time off), and profit sharing. 
  • You can live in a family-friendly small city in Southern California with affordable housing and excellent schools. Or maybe you already live here and now you won’t have to commute! 

Required skills and experience

  • Ability to explain concepts clearly and concisely and to write clear procedures in correct English 
  • Ability to learn new technical subjects quickly and an interest in learning new things. 
  • No fear of hardware; hardware experience desirable. 
  • Ability to start and complete projects with little or no supervision 
  • Ability to handle several projects simultaneously. Ability to change priorities quickly and without rancor. 
  • Good eye for layout 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Four-year college degree (Bachelor’s or better) 
  • Minimum two years of technical writing experience 
  • Experience with Adobe FrameMaker (unstructured) 
  • U.S. Citizenship or permanent authorization to work in the U.S.

Desired additional skills

  • Graphics programs such as Photoshop, Snagit, Visio
  • Website tools and basic knowledge of HTML 
  • Interest in the future of technical communication 

Opto 22
Attn: Human Resources
43044 Business Park Drive
Temecula, CA 92590-3614

FAX: (951) 695-3095