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Senior Technical Writer


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  • Date posted
    May 1, 2024
  • Location
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
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Job Description

Joining a team of more than 11,000 people working across more than 60 countries, you will be part of an agile network of talented and ambitious people. In fact, we count on you to engage, connect, and collaborate with colleagues all over the world. Seize the opportunity to learn, create, and develop your potential with us.
FLSmidth is looking for a Senior Technical Writer to join our winning team.
This position requires 50% work-from-office per week.
Senior Technical Writer will provide technical expertise, executing tasks under the supervision of a team lead or manager. Responsible for researching, developing, organizing, writing, editing, standardizing, and maintaining content for installation, operation, and maintenance manuals and other technical documents within the specified industry.
  • Trains, supports, and mentors less experienced team members
  • Identifies and addresses gaps in new and existing procedures and guidelines for the erection, assembly, installation, maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, and operation of FLSmidth-designed equipment
  • Builds working relationships with, and solicits technical feedback from internal (and when needed, external client-based) subject-matter experts to obtain and verify technical accuracy of FLSmidth documentation
  • Writes technical procedures, reports, and correspondence
  • Independently gathers and documents machine descriptions and system requirements with moderate to high complexity
  • Provides technical and copywriting assistance to internal and external stakeholders
  • Revises previously published materials, as directed
  • Creates and modifies illustrations for instruction manuals
  • Adheres to and contributes to the company style guide
  • Copy-edits, or comments on, the work of peers and co-workers during department training and collaboration sessions, or as assigned by the manager
  • Revises content according to department leadership’s editorial feedback
  • Observes and executes all job responsibilities in accordance with established company policies, procedures, and editorial standards
  • Independently manages individual documentation projects, and as assigned by the manager
  • Recommends and assists in implementing improvements to department business processes
  • Promotes a culture of personal and team safety, including others who may be affected by the company’s operational activities
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in technical communication, journalism, or English, or in a technical or scientific discipline with related writing experience
  • Eight to ten years of previous experience working as a technical writer
  • Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Demonstrated ability to write technical information clearly and concisely is required via writing samples or portfolio
  • Candidates with a background in a technical field preferred
  • Knowledge of standard procedures for the erection, installation, operation, maintenance, and relocation of mechanical equipment preferred
  • Speak and write fluent English
  • Read, analyze, and interpret technical information
  • Effectively present information to and respond to questions from managers, engineers, suppliers, clients, and customers
  • Effective interpersonal skills needed to communicate with co-workers, other departments, and customers
  • Fluency in other languages, such as Spanish, German, or French, is preferred, but not essential
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to read and interpret complex engineering drawings preferred
  • Ability to organize reference information logically and efficiently
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with desktop publishing software, such as Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe InDesign, and Acrobat Professional
  • Knowledge of content management systems preferred
  • Knowledge of structural mechanics, materials science, and materials capabilities preferred
  • Strong time-management skills to schedule and complete multiple assignments
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Ability to complete detail-oriented work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to independently follow up on current and pending tasks
  • Ability and commitment to meet aggressive deadlines
  • Competitive benefit package including health, dental, disability, life, and voluntary insurance options.
  • Time to recharge through PTO, plus 10 annual holidays, and parental leave.
  • Work-life balance with a flexible work schedule so you can focus on professional and personal priorities.
  • Retirement preparation with a 401(k) and company matching.
  • Financial support for continuing education.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • An equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • A global network of supportive colleagues and growth opportunities.
As an equal opportunity employer, FLSmidth embraces diversity and equality by promoting an environment of inclusion. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply. A more diverse workforce makes a stronger team.

We will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews on an ongoing basis so please apply as soon as possible. Candidates will be contacted by email. No recruiters and unsolicited agency referrals please.
FLSmidth is the full flowsheet technology service supplier to the global mining and cement industries. We are an international engineering company with an annual turnover of approximately EUR 2.7 bn. We help our customers improve performance, lower operating costs, and reduce environmental impact.
With our MissionZero initiatives, we have set a target of providing solutions for zero-emissions mining and zero-emissions cement production by 2030, supporting a green transition built upon sustainable materials.
We are the world’s leading supplier of plants, machinery, services, and spare parts to the cement and minerals industries. To maintain our market-leading position, we invest massively in technological innovation, R&D, and training of our 11,900 employees worldwide. For further information on FLSmidth business and services, visit