Company Name:LORAM Maintenance of Way, Inc

Internship Available:Technical Writer Intern

Distance from St. Cloud:61 - 100 Miles from St. Cloud State University


Company Overview:Founded in 1954, Loram Maintenance of Way started out as a small operation consisting of two simple machines, and a handful of employees. Today, Loram has become one of the leading suppliers of track maintenance machinery and services in North America and the global market. Loram provides maintenance of way services to Class I and short line railroads, transits, and commuter rails.

Responsibilities:Develop and maintain high quality information products that facilitate external and internal customer product familiarity and ease of use. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Other duties may be assigned): 1. Assist in creating user manuals, maintenance manuals, and parts and schematics manuals.. 2. Follow style guide and prepare grammatically clean information products. 3. Edit content for consistency, grammatical correctness, and overall quality. 4. Interview and work closely with engineers and other technical personnel to ensure accuracy and completeness of information at the level required for intended audience. 5. Work as a part of a technical communications team. 6. Responsible for researching, designing, and developing a variety of documentation, ranging from novice user to highly technical user. 7. Research and draw relevant information from vendor documentation, engineering specifications, and existing product documentation as appropriate. 8. Effectively use appropriate authoring techniques, tools, standards, and processes to create documentation deliverables. 9. Validate documentation deliverables. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 1. The individual will learn and abide by established technical communication practices and procedures to complete assignments. 2. Ability and willingness to learn the necessary documentation tools as required for area of discipline (Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Word, etc.). 3. Ability and willingness to comprehend mechanical, fluid power, and electrical concepts and components. 4. This is an intern level position that requires close supervision with little to no independent work. EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: The individual must be pursuing a BS degree in Technical Communication or English and shall have achieved junior status or higher. The individual shall also have completed the “core” coursework for his/her chosen discipline. COMPUTER SKILLS: Ability to use computer keyboards and screens to access information necessary to perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities list above. Working knowledge with authoring tools (Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe Illustrator, and photo editing software). LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, supplier documentation, engineering drawings, and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit or kneel; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and balance on moving equipment. The employee is required to ascend machine ladders and enter tight spaces. The employee is often required to walk distances up to 1000 feet on rough terrain. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to hear normal audible discussions and warning systems. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently work near moving mechanical parts, in outside weather conditions and is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Apply to:LORAM Maintenance of Way, Inc
Emily Thoen Talent & Communications Specialist

Phone: 763-478-2603

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