Technical Writer

Ted Pella, Inc. is seeking full-time Technical Writer to join our team. This person will organize, write, update and maintain various company technical publications as instructed. This position reports to the Director of Manufacturing, but will work closely with and produce documents for other departments as well, including Engineering and Sales & Marketing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize, write, revise and maintain technical material per established company standards with respect to order, style, terminology and sequencing.
  • Observe production assembly procedures and related processes and write work instructions to describe exact procedures. Take photographs of procedures to incorporate into written instructions.
  • Select or recommend use of layouts, graphics, drawings, tables, exhibits, or illustrations to amplify or clarify publication objectives.
  • Work with Engineering and Sales & Marketing staff to create new or revise existing product manuals, instructions or other product related documentation.
  • Organize and maintain publications according to company standards.
  • Maintain documents, files, electronic media and archiving of information for publications.
  • Consult with technical team leads and subject-matter experts to ensure common understanding of publications and related materials.
  • Periodically audit and review publications to determine whether format or content revisions or updates are required. Meet with subject-matter experts for concurrence as to content changes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • AA degree in English, communications or technical field preferred; or the equivalent of coursework and related work experience.
  • Must have strong writing and editing skills, with 1 to 3 years writing/editing experience required.
  • Must have strong communication skills to ensure understanding of instructions, markups of materials, and edits.
  • Must have the ability to listen carefully in order to transcribe technical explanations, conversations and procedures; document these transcriptions into clear, written procedures and documents; follow an editing process which validates the documentation for use.
  • Proficient in recent MS Office products, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook.
  • Basic use of recent Microsoft Windows operating systems and use of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize responsibly, and work well with others.
  • Results-oriented and self-starting nature, with a demonstrated track record of success.
  • Ability to speak, write, and communicate in the English language fluently is required.

Physical Job Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly be sitting, standing, walking; using arms, hands and fingers for handling; and using vision to see small detailed work. This position will require regular communication, both verbally and in writing. This position will regularly require kneeling, bending, reaching, or stooping. You must be able to lift, pull and push objects that weigh up to 15 pounds.

Working Conditions:

This position operates in an indoor office environment, and will regularly work in assembly and production areas, which are warehouse-like environments. This position is occasionally exposed to dust, odors, oil, fumes, and tool and warehouse noise.


Monday through Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM and/or as needed.


Pay rate is commensurate with experience. This position includes medical, dental and life insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Company match, paid vacation, sick time and holidays.

About the Company:

Ted Pella, Inc. has been serving the global microscopy community with instrumentation and supplies for over 49 years. We sell to the entire USA and all around the world both directly and through a large distributor network. We are a healthy company, growing even throughout uncertain economic times. Visit our web site at We are a family-owned and operated company, with a professional and friendly atmosphere.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. Final candidates must successfully pass post-offer pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Application deadline Thursday, June 14, 2018. To apply you must send a cover letter and a complete resume, along with your pay requirements. To apply please send your resume to: [email protected]