Technical Writer (PENA)
Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla Motors, Inc. in a large-scale advanced battery manufacturing facility known as the Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic manufactures and supplies cylindrical lithium-ion cells for the worldâ€™s leading electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla Motors, Inc. Based on the battery demand from Tesla, the Gigafactory plans to produce cells which will double the worldâ€™s current production.
Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by production of the worldâ€™s safest, highest-quality, and lowest-cost batteries. Through this effort we will create a clean energy society and our products will change societyâ€™s use of and perceptions of electric power.
This position is an excellent opportunity for a skilled technical writing professional to gain valuable experience in an engineering and manufacturing industry. The Technical Writer will work alongside various production leaders, manufacturing engineers and subject-matter experts to create business processes, technical documentation, and training documentation for a variety of audiences.
Experience creating process documentation that clearly and efficiently communicates concepts, ideas and instructions
Proven track record of creation, maintenance and execution of SOPs
Ability to translate verbal information into clearly written procedures
Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work well with culturally diverse and global teams
Study engineering drawings, parts lists, specifications, mock-ups, and product samples to accurately integrate and delineate technology, maintenance procedure, troubleshooting, and parts breakdown
Creating technical specifications for automated manufacturing equipment
Experience reading and interpreting mechanical drawings
Excellent listening and observation skills
Select photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts to illustrate material that meets client demands
Work independently with minimal supervision to manage writing assignment projects in a manner that maximizes internal resources, stays within budget and meets project deadlines
BS Degree in Engineering or related subject
Minimum 5 years experience in technical writing with demonstrated ability to independently produce high quality publications
Prior experience working with translators preferred
Proficient with technical writing applications such as MS Office Suite (Word / Visio / Excel), Adobe Products (FrameMaker / Acrobat / Photoshop), DITA XML, and graphics tools (SnagIT / Photoshop).
Must have a high attention to detail, self-motivated and eagerness to collaborate
Ability to work under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines (simultaneously managing multiple documentation projects)
Familiarity with six sigma and lean manufacturing preferred