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Technical writer

Req ID:  4100



Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. 
Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Director of Technical and Marketing Communications, the incumbent designs, produces and maintains a variety of technical documents providing information about a product or system to ensure its proper, efficient and safe use.

Job Duties

Specific Responsibilities

  • Research and assemble information, conduct interviews with technical experts and explore products to be documented;
  • Sort, consolidate and organize information;
  • Design, write and organize technical content;
  • Write and update technical manuals and other technical documents in English (e.g., user manuals, maintenance manuals, procedures, etc.);
  • Produce or adapt drawings, screen shots and other visual aids to illustrate these manuals and technical documents;
  • Ensure that the document meets applicable standards;
  • Evaluate and estimate the time required to complete projects and complete the work within the allotted time frame;
  • Adjust the optimal quality of his production according to the planned hours and the requested delivery date;
  • Carry out all tasks in accordance with the process established in the work flow management tool and record the progress of the project in the tools provided for this purpose;
  • Contribute to the updating of document templates;
  • Create the files necessary for the translation of technical manuals;
  • Process and finalize files for external translation projects as required;
  • Support translators and other writers in their work by answering their questions;
  • Maintain professional skills;
  • Maintain a technology watch;
  • Carry out any other related tasks requested by his/her superior.

Be actively involved and participate in the development and implementation of the continuous improvement culture.

Job Requirements

Technical Skills :

  • Academic background in professional writing or other relevant field;
  • Three years of professional writing experience;
  • Proven English writing skills;
  • Functional knowledge of French;
  • Proficiency in major software and writing tools: Adobe Frame Maker, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, drawing and image processing software, online help file creation software, etc;
  • English level: Intermediate 3.

Behavioral Skills:

  • Be able to manage time well in relation to the work and deadlines required;
  • Ability to work independently, have excellent organizational skills and be a team player;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time;
  • Interest in high technology;
  • Be proactive;
  • Be resourceful and have an excellent sense of initiative;
  • Perseverance; Ability to use appropriate communication techniques;
  • Be perceptive.

The successful candidate will be expected to behave in a manner consistent with our 5 organizational values:

We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.


Olympus requires all new hires to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on or before their first day of work. Individuals who have been offered employment who have a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to request and be granted a reasonable accommodation prior to their first day of work.


Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.


Olympus’ Industrial Solutions range from industrial microscopes and videoscopes to nondestructive testing technology and x-ray analyzers. These products are widely used for quality control, inspection, and measurement applications. Serving customers in fields such as manufacturing, maintenance, and environment and natural resources, Olympus technology contributes to the quality of products and adds to the safety of industrial infrastructure and facilities. For more information, visit

Olympus…True To You. True To Society. True To LIFE.


It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


Posting Notes: || Canada (CA) || Quebec (CA-QC) || Quebec || 

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