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Senior Technical Writer

Req ID:  1161


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

The Senior Technical Writer creates, develops, plans, writes, and edits operational instructional maintenance or test procedures for paper multimedia or web-based publication. They transform complex subject matter into easily understood documentation for target audiences. The position requires spending “hands-on” time learning how our products operate to accurately convey operational instructions in manuals to ensure safe and effective use of our products.

Job Duties

* Writing and revising technical user manuals maintenance manuals and procedures for new and existing products.


* Create or adapt designs screenshots and other visuals illustrating these manuals and technical documents.


* Evaluate and estimate the time required for the projects and provide estimated at its top and the Coordinator of projects of technical documentation.


* Conducts interviews with various users and technical staff to gather data for documentation.


* Researches and translates technical information into manuals and/or web-based documents for non-technical and technical users.


* Working closely with product teams to develop manuals as products are being developed.


* Perform all tasks in accordance with the process established in the work flow management tool and document the projects progress in the tools provided for this purpose.


* Occasional travel to Canada (passport required).


* Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements



* Requires minimum of a Bachelor's Degree.


* Must have a minimum of 10 years of experience writing end user documentation including a minimum of 5 years for technical products.


* Occasional travel to Canada (passport required).




* Proficiency in Framemaker is essential.


* Must also be a skilled user of Microsoft Office software and Adobe Acrobat.


* Familiarity with documentation software applications such as screen capture (SOTI or equivalent).


* Drawing/imaging such as Adobe Illustrator or Corel PSP.


* Ability to shoot and process digital photos.


* Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision or successfully on a team.


* Must have good time-management skills the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and regularly meet assigned deadlines.

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 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 has manufactured microscopes since the company’s founding in 1919. Today, Olympus is a leading manufacturer of optical and digital microscope systems for life science solutions. Olympus’ Life Sciences division supplies microscope systems for biological use in clinical, research, and educational applications. 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: || United States (US) || Massachusetts (US-MA) || Waltham || 

Nearest Major Market: Waltham
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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