Contract \ Contract-to-Hire Technical Illustrator Contractor (Richardson, TX)
Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., headquartered in Richardson, Texas, is an innovator in Connection-Oriented Ethernet and optical transport technologies. A market leader in packet optical networking solutions, WDM and SONET, Fujitsu offers a broad portfolio of multivendor network services as well as end-to-end solutions for design, implementation, migration, support and management of optical networks. For seven consecutive years Fujitsu has been named the U.S. photonics patent leader, and is the only major optical networking vendor to manufacture its own equipment in North America. Fujitsu has over 500,000 network elements deployed by major North American carriers across the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom.
FNC’s Knowledge Services (KS) group provides customer-facing documentation in support of its hardware and software products. The KS group is seeking a contractor technical illustrator to produce technical illustrations for publication in FNC’s documentation. Working independently and with input from KS technical writers, the technical illustrator develops illustrations, loads the illustrations into the KS illustrations database, ensures traceability and version control of the illustrations, and assists the writers with illustration issues.
The Technical Illustrator will fulfill the following duties and responsibilities:
Working from input from Knowledge Services writers, Program Managers, and Engineering, develop vector-based technical illustrations for inclusion in product documentation
Maintain Content Management System database and populate with new and updated illustrations
Ensure traceability and version control of new and updated illustrations
Migrate existing .pdf and .dwg format and Visio illustrations to .svg illustrations
Assist writers with illustration presentation approach and style
The Technical Illustrator will meet the following job requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Graphics Design, Mechanical Engineering, or other appropriate field of study
Knowledge and experience working with Adobe Creative Suite CS5+, particularly Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
Knowledge and experience working with Autodesk AutoCAD 2008 or later with AutoLISP
Experience developing technical illustrations in vector formats and exporting them to .pdf, .svg, and other formats.
Ability to develop conceptual sketches into accurate and detailed technical illustrations
Working experience with databases and Content Management Systems
Proficient in using both PC and MAC systems
Working experience with Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent written, verbal, and conceptual skills
Ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines
Ability to work independently
Ability to learn new technologies, software, and standards
Fujitsu Network Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.