Position:  Technical Writer
Location:  Cincinnati, OH
Job Id:  208
# of Openings:  1

For over 30 years, Cincinnati Thermal Spray (CTS), provides innovative coating application solutions serving several industries including: Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, Industrial, Medical, Oil & Gas, Pumps and Steel. By utilizing state of the art technology, CTS is a preeminent provider to our customers.  We are driven by leadership, committed to excellence and continued growth.
Cincinnati Thermal Spray is seeking a talented professional to work in a fast-paced, team oriented environment as a Technical Writer.  The Technical Writer creates and revises technical plans, organizes substantiation packages, tracks engineering request completion, organizes computer files, creates outside process planning instructions(OPPI), and acts as a liaison between manufacturing, quality and engineering.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supports engineers with organization and facilitation of all technical documentation.
  • Prepares technical documents across all product lines associated with the product including, be not limited to, technical plans, operating procedures, and substantiation packages.
  • Observes productions, developmental and experimental activities to determine operating procedure and detail.
  • Organizes material and completes writing assignments according to standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style and terminology.
  • Maintains records and files of work and revisions.
  • Submits technical documents to customers for review and approval.
  • Tracks departmental metrics
  • Confers with customer representatives and vendors to establish technical specifications.
  • Reviews published material and recommends revisions or changes in scope, format, content.
  • Selects photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts to illustrate material.
  • Interviews production and engineering personnel and reads journals and other material to become familiar with product technologies and production methods.
  • Assists with data collection and organization for new process/product substantiation projects as required.
  • Leads activities to improve engineering related administrative processes
  • Enters and maintains standard costs for all within the production tracking system.
  • Maintains all robotic program reference documentation available to manufacturing and production personnel.
  • Facilitates, organizes and completes actions on engineering requests across all product lines, and revises internal documents when required to implement process changes.
  • Works with Engineers to generate OPPI and maintain outside process quotations.
  • Tracks new process sales using CUPID.
  • Maintains tooling database.
  • U.S. Person - This position requires a U.S. Person as defined by U.S. ITAR and EAR regulations due to CTS handling items and data restricted for export by ITAR and/or EAR. Proof of U.S. citizenship (U.S. birth certificate or U.S. passport), naturalization or permanent resident status is required.
  • Moderate level of skills using Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint and Excel).
  • Working knowledge of SolidWorks.
  • General understanding of engineering blueprints.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team in in a fast-paced environment
  • Composed demeanor, positive attitude and customer-oriented approach
  • Ability to adapt to multiple and rapidly changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Exercises good judgement and uses discretion.
  • Ability to keep processes moving forward and take initiative.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies and practices
  • Quality-conscious and able to challenge processes to improve quality 
  • Ability to lead and facilitate problem solving.
  • Effectively communicate to site management, customers and plant personnel
Education, Experience, Other Skills:
  •  Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or seven years related experience; or seven year combination of education and experience.
  • Mathematical Skills - Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts and statistics to such tasks as statistical process control, design of experiment and various analysis methodologies.

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