Technical Writer
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Posted 28 January 2019

Job Details

Job Description


      Job Profile


  • Create clear and concise documentation to bridge the gap between experts and novices.
  • Responsible for learning the complexities of a design or concept and conveying this information to consumers and product teams.
  • Creation of product catalogs, user manuals, parts manuals (IPC) and other documents as required from time to time.
  • Work with engineers and scientists to compile instructions for assembly, use, installation,maintenance or repair of a piece of equipment.
  • Utilize illustrations, diagrams and photographs.
  • Responsible for the design and layout of documentation in accordance with company standards.


      Person Specification


  • Senior Certificate (NSC) with matric exemption (minimum)
  • Minimum English language educational requirement is a score of at least level 4 (50 to 59%) at National Senior Certificate (NCS) level
  • Able to read and communicate in English, with exceptional writing skills in English
  • Must be able to demonstrate effective presentation skills, report-writing skills, the ability to draft complex documents, and the ability to converse with a diverse range of people at all levels.
  • Have a good mechanical background with the ability to read drawings and electrical and hydraulic schematics
  • Demonstrable excellent or advanced word processing skills using MS Office Suite
  • Sound analytical skills, ability to investigate and understand how technical processes work
  • Strong ability to translate complex, technical information into clear and simple language
  • Above average attention to detail and ability to work in a structured method
  • Sound administrative, planning and organizational skills
  • Very good numerical skills essential
  • Previous technical writing experience will be an advantage
  • Technical background, experience in a technical environment will be an advantage
  • Knowledge /experience in an ISO environment will be an advantage
  • Good attendance record
  • Ability to work as part of a team and without supervision
  • Ability to take clear instruction
  • Must be highly quality conscious