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Technical Writer

Summary of Position
Federal Signal has an immediate opening for a Technical Writer based at our University Park, Illinois facility. The successful incumbent will be responsible for producing, editing and maintaining technical manuals, service manuals, and instruction sheets supporting the Company's Safety & Security Systems Group.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Analyze design changes and contract requirements to identify technical manual specifications.
Attend product design review meetings to determine impact on manuals.
Interview engineering, service, marketing, and outside suppliers to develop technical manuals and instruction sheets.
Write technical documents in accordance with best commercial practices and within Company guidelines.
Work with printing vendor to submit electronic files, verify proofs, and coordinate final print jobs.
Coordinate language translations with vendors.
Operate digital camera and related equipment to obtain photographs required for technical manuals.
Create technical illustrations such as schematics, exploded views, block diagrams and other miscellaneous line artwork.
Read and interpret engineering drawings and other related engineering design and manufacturing documentation to generate work product.
Maintain records and files of work and revisions.
Document and provide status on all assigned projects.
Position Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in related field
3-5 years of related experience
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Adobe Suite (InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Acrobat)
Knowledge of Framemaker, a plus
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Organized, professional, and self-motivated
Able to understand and apply concepts associated with bill of materials
Benefits of Employment
In addition to excellent career growth opportunities, Federal Signal Corporation offers a wide array of benefits including: annual bonus potential, insurance (life, medical, dental, vision), paid holidays, paid vacation, 401(k) with matching contributions and tuition reimbursement. We provide our employees with a smoke-free, drug-free workplace.
About Us
Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) provides products and services to protect people and our planet. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates two groups: Environmental Solutions and Safety and Security Systems.
The Company is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of, and will receive consideration for employment without regard to, race, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category, characteristic, or trait under applicable law.
Federal Signal in University Park is a leading manufacturer and supplier of comprehensive systems and products used to protect people and property. Our products and integrated solutions include systems for campus and community alerting, emergency vehicles, first responder interoperable communications, industrial communications, and command and municipal networked security. Specific products include: lightbars and sirens, public warning sirens and public safety software. We manufacture our safety and security systems in the United States, Europe and South Africa.


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