Technical Documents Specialist (Onsite) - Largo, FL

Date: May 13, 2023

Location: Largo, FL, US, 33773-3724

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
 
Division Overview
Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

 

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Posting Address

Hubbell Power Systems

Beckwith Electric

6190 118th Ave N

Largo, FL  33773

Position Overview

The Technical Documentation Specialist develops and maintains product literature and user documentation using the Adobe Creative Suite tools for PDF publishing. This position works closely with engineering, product managers and other subject matter experts to deliver effective user documentation for new and existing products, that is accurate, precise, consistent, and visually well-designed. The individual assists the Department Supervisor in management, planning, and execution of documentation deliverables within the 6-sigma stage gate development process.

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Create and maintain technical documentation, which includes Product Specifications, Instruction Books, Quick Start Guides, Application Guides, Technical Papers, etc. Essential responsibilities include document formatting, ensuring that the Company style is consistent in all material, final edits are complete, and documents are error-free. 
•    Adhere to Literature Change procedure as defined in the Technical Writing Level III Quality process.
•    Layout document text and graphics in Adobe InDesign, using approved company styles, auto-numbering, cross-references, links, and long document features.
•    Create and/or modify engineering diagrams and graphics using vector illustration software, including Adobe Illustrator and MS Visio.
•    Prepare PDF files for publication: create and verify bookmarks, page labels, hyperlinks, and company PDF format.
•    Manage multiple projects, monitor progress and quality, and ensure schedule requirements are met.
•    Assist Technical Writing supervisor in management of the Technical Writing department processes and procedures. Evaluate workflow processes for continuous improvement and efficiency.
•    Write and maintain detailed department process documents for internal knowledgebase and training purposes. Update these procedures as new methods/software are integrated. 
•    Continual maintenance and organization of the Literature Server, which encompasses all currently active job folders and their associated resources. Use Digital Asset Management practices to ensure that project graphics and links are up to date and easily accessible.
•    Learn technical/scientific terms to assist in proofreading text for consistency and accuracy.
•    Comply with all work rules, including but not limited to, the Company's safety and attendance policies.

Skills and Experience

Education, Skills & Experience
•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in the development of technical publications.
•    Minimum 3 years of experience in technical communications and publishing, preferably for the electric power industry.
•    Expert level of knowledge of Adobe InDesign (or FrameMaker): styles, links, automation, cross-referencing, conditional text, text variables, InCopy workflow.
•    Expert level of knowledge of Acrobat Professional: shared reviews, bookmarks, hyperlinks, forms, scripts. 
•    Proficiency with vector illustration programs: Adobe Illustrator, MS Visio. 
•    Ability to troubleshoot InDesign and Acrobat issues.
•    High level of knowledge of the Microsoft Office 365 suite of products. 
•    Ability to coordinate multiple assignments and deadlines.
•    Create and maintain an attitude and culture of excellence and project ownership.
•    Ability to work in an independent manner utilizing sound judgment to make decisions.
•    Must have solid command of the English language and its proper use in customer-oriented, technical documentation.
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred:
•    Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering / technology related discipline.
•    Experience in an electrical engineering environment. 
•    Experience in the stage gate development process.
•    Certification in technical communication.

 

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Education

Bachelors Degree

Relevant Industries

Power

 

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.


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