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Technical Writing Supervisor - Largo, FL

Date: May 14, 2022

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.

Brand Overview

Posting Address

Hubbell Power Systems

Beckwith Electric Co., Inc

6190 118th Ave N.

Largo, FL  33773

Position Overview

The Technical Writing Supervisor position requires an innovative and detail oriented professional with knowledge of Electric Power Systems Engineering. Duties include writing, re-writing, and/or editing technical documents such as user manuals, specifications, and related technical publications for Beckwith Electric's next generation of Control and Protection systems for advanced power distribution grids. The Technical Writing Supervisor works with Subject Matter Experts to incorporate new firmware, software and hardware features into user documentation.  Proofread, edit and format documents, ensuring that Company style is consistent in all material, final edits are complete, and documents are free from errors.  Create and review engineering diagrams for documentation using illustration software, including Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Visio. The successful candidate will also have familiarity with DTP software, particularly Adobe InDesign and Acrobat Professional.  Additional duties are to provide mentoring, leadership and plan the daily activities of the technical writing group. The Technical Writing Supervisor supervises the daily activities of technical writers. Ensures standard documentation methods are followed by staff. In addition the Technical Writing Supervisor provides guidance on writing complex technical documentations.

Duties and Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
•    Review assignments and objectives with Technical Writer Lead.
•    Participate in Integrated Product Team meetings for product release scheduling.
•    Create new user documentation, update existing literature, and coordinate SME reviews.
•    Review and proof internal Engineering specifications.
•    Oversee preparation of illustrative materials, selecting mechanical drawings, electrical diagrams, and charts that will best convey complex information to the user.
•    Verify documentation through hands-on use of controls/relays and product software.
•    Use proper electrical engineering technical/scientific terms, proofread text for accuracy.
•    Evaluate workflow processes to improve efficiency.
•    Comply with all work rules, including but not limited to, the Company's safety and attendance policies.
•    Manage the technical writing group and provide leadership and mentoring as required.
•    Provides guidance on writing very complex technical documentations
•    Manages subordinate staff in the day to day performance of their jobs.
•    Advise with Engineering senior management on matters regarding exchange of Beckwith product information, formatting of technical papers
•    Provide roadmap on advances of desktop publish software and electronic media.   
 

Skills and Experience

SKILLS
•    Experience writing technical content for user manuals, and related technical publications that describe the operation, setup, and installation of highly sophisticated electronic controls/relays, and the associated product software.
•    Ability to clearly and simply describe technical products and procedures, following established company style and format, using proper spelling, grammar and punctuation.
•    Demonstrable experience producing literature for power industry controls and relays.
•    Familiarity with Adobe InDesign (styles, links, automation, cross-referencing, long document features) and Acrobat Professional (shared reviews, bookmarks, hyperlinks, forms, scripts). Proficiency with vector illustration programs (Illustrator/Visio).
•    Attention to detail, taking pride in producing quality work.
•    Excellent communication skills for interfacing with various company departments.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Knowledge of electrical engineering as applied to Power System Distribution is highly desirable.  Four year degree or demonstrated competence in English, Technical Communications, or 3 years of experience in a working environment related to the development of technical publications for the electric power industry.  Minimum 3 years in a supervisory position.

EQUIPMENT/TOOLS:  Windows Computer, Optical Scanner, Copier. Software including: Adobe Creative Suite – InDesign, Acrobat Professional, Illustrator, Photoshop, InCopy, and Bridge; Microsoft Office, Visio.
 

Education

Bachelors Degree in English

Relevant Industries

 

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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