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Netherlands - Drunen, NL

Function:  Communications & Branding
Job Category:  Other

Technical Writer

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Are you a native (or bilingual) English speaker with bulletin, documentation or manual writing experience? Are you eager to further professionalise <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">our technical writing<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> processes and standards? Then we would like to welcome you to our team!

 

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">We are looking for an experienced native English-speaking (technical) writer to strengthen our Technical Information team in Drunen, and who will be our technical bulletins and technical English language specialist. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">You know how and where to gather relevant information from <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">various<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> digital sources (<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">for example, <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">PDM<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> and<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> ERP) and<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> from <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">subject matters<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> experts around the world. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">You<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> can structure technical information logically, describe contexts clearly and unambiguously, and write from a user- and task-oriented perspective.

 

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">As a Technical Writer, your main task will be to (co-)create, revise and maintain Technical Bulletins and Operation and Maintenance Manuals, used by our customers and the personnel on board their vessel(s), as well as Wärtsilä technical experts, for the operation, maintenance and repair of our marine propulsion products. Precision, simplicity, clarity and consistency of language and style are critical to a proper understanding of the subject matter. Misinterpretations can have serious safety, property, financial and legal consequences. Furthermore, language and style can change meaning when translated. As a technical English language specialist, you will help develop and maintain Wärtsilä technical writing standards and guidelines, and coach non-native speaking writers and content contributors.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Revise the technical bulletins<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> for our marine propulsion products<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">, intended for internal and customer use.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Copy-edit the technical content of operation and maintenance manuals created by peers.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Create, publish and maintain technical content for the operation and maintenance manuals and consult with our Technical Illustrators to complement technical content.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Engage and work with subject matter experts (SMEs) to ensure that topics are appropriately addressed.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Contribute to the development and maintenance of technical writing standards and guidelines.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Coach technical writers and <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">content <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">contributors on technical writing standards, conventions and best practices.

 

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">What do we expect from you?<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">  

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">You <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">are <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">an <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">experienced (<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">copy<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">)<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">writer<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> or <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">author, <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">with e<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">xcellent written and verbal communication skill<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">s<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">You <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">can<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> write in explanatory and procedural styles, for <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">native and non-native English-speaking <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">audience<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">s.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">You can<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> present technical information in a clear<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> and <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">structure<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">d<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> manner<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">,<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> with<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> strong attention to detail.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">You display curiosity for our products, and <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">are resourceful at gathering<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> the information you need to perform your job<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">You are a<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> team player<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">,<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> with a proactive approach towards colleagues from different departments.   
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Knowledge of <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Simplified Technical English (STE) and XML authoring is favorable.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Interest<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> in <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">creating and <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">editing <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">specialised<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> technical <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">content is a pr<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">é<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">.

 

 

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">What we offer you

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">We highly care for employability of all our employees hence employees are encouraged to utilize the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials. The opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious, growth orientated organisation. We offer excellent primary and secondary terms of employment and a healthy work-life balance. We foster openness, respect and trust. The culture can be described as down to earth and decisive.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">We drive an inclusive corporate culture by respecting diversity. Success requires a mix of employees - diversity in nationality, gender, age, personality and educational background.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">If you feel excited by being part of this dynamic working environment and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward receiving your job application, together with a Curriculum Vitae.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">In case you have questions about the procedure please call Dré Schellekens (Corporate Recruiter) at +31 (0)6 28558033 or by email: dre.schellekens@wartsila.com.   

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">This is Wärtsilä

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Want to learn more about Wärtsilä Netherlands, follow our LinkedIn page https://www.linkedin.com/company/wartsila-netherlands/