Technical Writer, Progressive Machine & Design,Victor NY (Rochester Area)

Job Information

ID: #10805353

# of Positions: 1

Minimum Education Level: Associate’s Degree

Experience Required: 5+ years

Duration: Full Time Regular

Shift: Unspecified

Hours per week: 40

Summary of Job Duties and Qualifications

Primary Function and Scope:
Engage in technical writing and produce technical documentation to include product/equipment manuals, operations and maintenance instructions, cut sheets, and schematics to be utilized by internal and external customers.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Essential Functions:

  • Create the company’s manuals to accompany the manufactured systems. **
  • Document machine operating procedures. **
  • Photograph key components of machinery for inclusion in documentation. **
  • Coordinate the appropriate drawings to supplement documentation. **
  • Organize manufacturer’s literature for key components. **
  • Assist with risk assessment and operator safety guidelines. **
  • Observe internal equipment run-off to assist with the creation of manuals. **
  • Understand and incorporate industry standards into documentation as needed on a customer to customer basis. **
  • On required projects, coordinate compiling GAMP/FDA information with project teams and prepare final documentation for such. (e.g. Functional Specifications (FS), FMECA’s, Risk Assessments, etc.) **
  • On required projects, prepare Accession Reports to the FDA for laser applications. **
  • On required projects, assist with the CE certification process and documentation. **
  • Establishes and maintains a helpful, friendly atmosphere with customers and peers.
  • Observe safety procedures.
  • Any other task assigned by management within the scope of position, federal and state regulations.

Duties and responsibilities noted with asterisks (**) are considered to be essential functions of the job.

Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.(1)

Education and/or Experience:  Two-year college degree in technical writing, engineering technology or mechanical drawing preferred.  A minimum 5 years’ work experience as a technical writer in the automation or manufacturing industry required.  Familiarity with CE, GAMP, and FDA procedures and documentation a strong plus.  Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Language Skills:  Excellent communication, writing and revision skills required.  Able to effectively interview and gather information from many sources.

Characteristics Necessary to Perform the Job:

  1. Flexibility – willing to work as required to keep the project on schedule
  2. Time Management Skills
  3. Self-Starter
  4. Organizational Skills
  5. Detail-Oriented
  6. Creative
  7. Work Well with Others

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to calculate figures.

Reasoning Ability:  Able to simplify complex concepts or processes to maximize reader comprehension.  Wide variety of duties requiring considerable judgment to work independently such as devising new methods, adapting or changing standard procedures to meet new conditions, and making decisions guided by precedent and within established policies.

Other:  Knowledge of Excel, Word, Power Point and Adobe programs.  Experience in researching on the Internet.  Skilled at reading and interpreting blueprints.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.(1)

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is working outside between 0-15 percent of the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  1. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Frequently required:  Standing, Walking, Sitting, Speaking, Hearing, Seeing, Depth Perception, Color Vision, Repetitive Motion (data entry)
  • Occasionally required – 20 lb. minimum:  Lifting, Carrying
  • Occasionally required:  Reaching, Handling, Feeling
  • Seldom Required:  Pushing, Pulling, Climbing, Balancing, Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching, Crawling
  • Must be able to understand the English language.

Employee may on occasion be asked to do other physical activities not listed above within federal and state regulations.
Reasonable accommodations will be made if possible.

Our company is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. (VEVRAA Federal Contractor)

Applicants can learn more about the company’s status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal “EEO is the Law” poster at

Company Information

Progressive Machine & Design LLC

687 Rowley Road
Victor, NY 14564

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