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Technical Writer Illustrator


New Bremen, OH, US, 45869

Company Description:


Crown Equipment Corporation is a leading innovator in world-class forklift and material handling equipment and technology. As one of the world’s largest lift truck manufacturers, we are committed to providing the customer with the safest, most efficient and ergonomic lift truck possible to lower their total cost of ownership.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Write topic based content for reuse and localization for a Global market while learning to adhere to ALL style guides and templates used by the department. 
  • Develop skills needed to write/edit content to conform to Crown’s controlled English and current standards to increase readability and translatability for a Global market. 
  • Simplify and communicate engineering information.  Collaborate with Engineering, Service, Legal, and the Training departments, for accuracy and completeness of all technical documentation. 
  • Observe hands-on service procedures to develop an understanding of the procedure in order to create technical documentation. 
  • Be able to evaluate/use Engineering Orders (EO’s) Product Change Requests (PCR’s), Bills of Material (BOM’s), and vendor information. 
  • Write and illustrate service/parts pages, and illustrate electrical/hydraulic schematic pages. 
  • Develop skills to write and illustrate instructions for service kits to communicate the most efficient and safest method of installation. 
  • Photograph trucks and procedures for use in technical documents.  Edit the photography as necessary for publication. 
  • Learn the trucks electronic and mechanical systems and how they function on the trucks. 
  • Use multiple software applications: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Frame Maker®, CAD (NX 7.5), Arbortext® IsoDraw®, Job Manager/Virtual Ticket, Microsoft Office suite, Tedopres (STE), XML/DITA, ERP (SAP), CCMS, TMS, and other applications as needed.
  • Support the process to check documents in/out of a document management system.  Perform other duties as assigned





  • Associate Degree (Technical Writing, Electronics, English)
  • 0-4 years related experience
  • Good written/verbal communications, organizational and listening skills, good command of grammar rules, English as a primary language, having a 2nd language (Spanish) would be a plus, work extremely well in a “team” environment.   Mechanical aptitude, knowledge of electrical systems and experience in the manufacturing industry is required. 


Work Authorization:


Crown will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

No agency calls please.


Compensation and Benefits:


Crown offers an excellent wage and benefits package for full-time employees including Health/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Benefits Plan, 401K Retirement Savings Plan, Life and Disability Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more.

EO/AA Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled