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Technical Writer

Saint Louis, Missouri Contract Job ID: 2010112836
Estimated Duration: 6 months


PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Technical Writer, in St. Louis, MO.  

  • Follow department standards, processes, and style guide for creating, publishing, and maintaining technical content in MadCap Flare, TechSmith Camtasia, and Articulate eLearning software applications.
  • This includes the development of images and animations from 3D models and shooting and editing video content.
  • Works independently and with multiple disciplines throughout client site including Division Maintenance staff and Factory staff to gain both technical information and an understanding of the audience.
  • May require travel to client Factories to observe work, validate content, or shoot video.
Basic Qualifications (Minimum):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Communication preferred or equivalent Industry or Military Experience.
Experience (Years/Type):
  • Two or more years of experience developing assembly and disassembly, installation, operation, and maintenance information (procedures including text, graphics, and video) for mechanical/electrical equipment.
Soft Skills:
  • Must have a team-player mindset.
  • Able to use interpersonal skills, passion, and team-player mindset to build rapport with stakeholders and SMEs.
  • Must possess a positive attitude and motivation.
  • Must be able to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, with excellent organization and time-management skills.
Technical Communication Skills:
  • Strong command of grammar and punctuation; capable of creating concise, clear written instructions.
  • Inclined to read and follow Nestlé Purina processes, standards, and style guides for technical publications and training.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Experience creating aesthetically-pleasing, clear, and technically accurate images.
  • Must have technical aptitude to understand basic equipment functionality from a mechanical perspective.
  • Must possess sense of inquiry to ask questions and perform further research, ultimately understanding the audience, what the audience needs to accomplish, and how an information product will help ensure their success—that is, performing tasks in a safe, efficient, and effective manner.
Computer Software and Video Skills:
  • Must have experience with publishing software, preferably MadCap Flare.
  • Must have experience with graphics software, preferably Autodesk Inventor Presentation, MadCap Capture, SnagIt, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with Articulate eLearning software applications preferred.
  • Experience shooting and editing video, preferably using TechSmith Camtasia.

More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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