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5 Jun 2013

Full-Time Technical Writer (Austin, TX)

KLA-Tencor Corporation – Posted by TechWhirl Austin, Texas, United States

Job Description

KLA-Tencor Corporation, a leading provider of process control and yield management solutions, partners with customers around the world to develop state-of-the-art inspection and metrology technologies. These technologies serve the semiconductor, data storage, LED, and other related nanoelectronics industries. With a portfolio of industry-standard products and a team of world-class engineers and scientists, the company has created superior solutions for its customers for more than 35 years. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., KLA-Tencor has dedicated customer operations and service centers around the world. Additional information may be found at


We are looking for a senior technical writer with experience in Adobe RoboHelp, Adobe FrameMaker, and Microsoft Office. The candidate must have excellent writing skills with the ability to interview engineers and scientists and produce software product documentation with minimal additional review and editing. Requirements for the position include strong verbal and written communication skills, self-motivation, and the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. Experience in the semiconductor industry is a plus.

Writing samples will be requested in advance of on-site interviews. If past work examples cannot be provided due confidentiality issues, please supply examples for any everyday procedure.  Examples of both online help and user manuals would be appreciated.

Job duties will include:

  • Writing online help including product feature overviews, window descriptions, user procedures, and API documentation
  • Indexing online help topics and user manuals
  • Writing and editing release notes and installation manuals
  • Creating troubleshooting topics
Preferred Qualifications
  • BS/BA in engineering disciplines, journalism, English literature or similar field
  • 5+ years of experience in technical writing
  • Excellent writing and strong editing skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office products
  • Experience with Adobe RoboHelp and Adobe FrameMaker
  • Knowledge of software development life cycle
  • Experience in semiconductor industry a plus
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s level degree with at least 3 years experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Categories: Technical Editing and Technical Writer. Job Types: Full-Time.

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