Clear and to the Point

27 February, 2012

Aquisitions Editor at Oxford University Press

Filed under: books,careers — monado @ 16:07
Tags: ,

Oxford University press on Don Mills Road in Toronto is looking for an Aquisitions Editor. In this role, you shepherd books through the publishing process and look for new books and authors. If you have a literary bent and editorial or sales experience, this might be for you!

Job Requirements

  • Work with authors to develop and prepare new projects for approval
  • In collaboration with other departments, prepare accurate project budgets and sales projections
  • Effectively manage strategic growth and development of publishing lists in a variety of disciplines
  • Coordinate the development of digital and new media resources to meet market needs
  • Work with sales representatives in the field to promote OUP titles and learning solutions
  • Attend sales conferences to present new titles and products to sales and marketing teams

Technical Writer, CaseWare

Filed under: careers — monado @ 15:49

There’s an opening at CaseWare for a technical writer.


Position Title: Technical Writer (ID: TS0002211)
Location: Toronto, Ontario

As a member of the Documentation team, you will perform a variety of tasks in different areas. These include:

  • developing, writing, and updating online help, user guides, and marketing content for auditing and working paper software.
  • leveraging existing documentation to address different audiences, from novice to expert.
  • creating readme files, enhancement lists and white papers.
  • editing content created by subject matter experts and other authors.
  • preparing files for translation and working with the translation coordinator to ensure language is internationalized and on-going changes are tracked for translation.
  • adhering to format, content, and style guidelines, giving consideration to usability and ensuring accuracy, consistency, and quality.

17 February, 2012

Technical Writer/Coordinator at AFI Hydro

Filed under: careers — monado @ 17:05

There’s an opening for a technical writer/coordinator at AFI Hydro. The employer AFI Hydro Inc. make control gates and other equipment for hydroelectric power generation. The location is Kitchener, Brantford, or Paris, Ontario, or all three. What they really want is an engineer who can write.

Position Overview

Analyze material, such as specifications, notes and drawings and write manuals, user guides and other documents to explain clearly and concisely the installation, operation and maintenance of various equipment manufactured.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

·         Create user, installation, operations and maintenance manuals.

·         Manage the information database required for manuals creation.

·         Modify, adapt and create drawings and models to suit the manuals needs.

·         Correspondence with clients.

·         Work with Project Management Coordinator to print, store and log client returned comments for multiple projects.

·         Store information on various media and forward to customer.

·         Assist with drafting and office administration as required.



·         University or College in the area of Engineering (Mechanical or Civil).

·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience in technical writing preferred.

·         Familiarity with OSHA and Ministry of Labor requirements.

·         Experience in custom water control gate design or large structural design and hoists is preferred.

·         Ability to create models and drawings through the use of AutoCAD and Solidworks to suit the manual creation requirements.

·         Experience with publishing software.

14 January, 2012

Boxes and Arrows Job Board

Filed under: careers — monado @ 16:08

Here’s a new job-hunting resource: the Job Board at Boxes and Arrows. The emphasis is on usability and user interfaces.

3 March, 2011

STC Toronto job bank is back online

The STC Toronto job bank is back, with  two new jobs. The international organization checks our member logins: when it rolled  out a new website recently, our logins failed. We couldn’t approve new jobs and members couldn’t see the jobs. Visit the STC Toronto job bank. Employers can post jobs for free and STC Toronto members can see permanent and contract job opportunites.

23 February, 2011

Careers: Bilingual Technical Publications Supervisor

Filed under: careers — monado @ 10:53
Tags: ,

Bombardier Aerospace is looking for a bilingual Technical Publications Supervisor at St. Laurent, Quebec, to document C-class aircraft. The candidate must be bilingual in French and English and be knowledgeable about aerospace technology.

Bombardier Aerospace build and support aircraft such as regional airliners, business jets, and amphibious aircraft. Their somewhat repetitious job description is below.

Reporting to the Manager, CSeries Commercial Aircraft Technical Publications, the Supervisor manages and recruits a team of technical publications specialists to define processes and produce technical documentation. The Supervisor will also establish and maintain the coordination of deliverables from Suppliers and Service Providers.

  • Manage the definition and production of the data for the related publications;
  • Perform all administration tasks related to employees: recruiting, management and communication;
  • Responsible to represent Technical Publications in all phases of the Engineering product development activities;
  • Produce program and Technical Publications deliverables as per departmental schedule.
  • Responsible to ensure that the documentation meets the business unit objectives and for the continuous improvement of the associated processes and tools based on customer comments and needs.

The candidate will:

  • Define standards and requirements for creation, and for distribution of the documentation in an electronic format as per S1000D and or ATA 2300 specification;
  • Develop the program procedures documentation for the production of the documentation;
  • Do research and establish contact with the airline industry in order to benchmark the publications requirements for the program;
  • Represent Technical Publications within the Integrated Product Development Team during the program development phase activities;
  • Participate in the development and update of the detailed planning for the publications preparation;
  • Manage the preparation of the Technical Publications training documentation related to its publications;
  • Organize training related to its publications to Suppliers and Services provider;
  • Coordinate the definition of the publications book plan with internal and external suppliers;
  • Identify, evaluate and define the action plans and schedules to minimize risks to completion of the publications according to the program requirements.
  • Work closely with Human Resources to perform recruiting as per department hiring plan.
  • Continuously monitor and address employee Personal Development Plan (PDP) requirements to meet the future needs of the organization.
  • Perform and monitor Performance Management Process (PMP) with all direct employees.

The ideal candidate meets these requirements:

  • Has college or university diploma in aerospace or equivalent
  • Has minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience in Technical Publications
  • Has good background in supervising experienced employees
  • Is an effective leader who has the ability to:
    • develop a strong team,
    • develop and implement new process and tools,
    • lead process improvement initiatives,
    • deliver results,
    • is highly organized
    • able to handle multiple priorities.
  • Has excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, in English and French.
  • Is computer literate
  • Knows multiple publishing software
  • Has a strong interest in information technologies.

Functional Competencies:

  • A leader and team player
  • Strong communication (oral and written) skills
  • Entrepreneurship skills
  • Able to delegate to and coach direct employees
  • Customer-focused while keeping Bombardier’s interest in mind as well
  • Organized, able to manage time and prioritize tasks effectively while working toward aggressive deadlines
  • Can work independently with little supervision and make sound decisions
  • Available for occasional travel
  • Has a good understanding of airline operations & maintenance

Technical & Professional Expertise:

  • Detailed understanding of Technical Publications processes and technologies
  • Excellent understanding of the ATA 100 and ATA 2200 standards
  • Basic understanding of ATA 2300 and S1000D specifications
  • Good knowledge of SGML and XML authoring languages
  • Strong understanding of the Bombardier Engineering System and Design procedures;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Projects…)
  • Proficient with Lotus Notes
  • Proficient with SAP
  • Proficient with Documentum
  • Proficient with eRoom
  • Previous experience in product development is an important asset;
  • Knowledge and experience in any Bombardier Customer Services and Support area is an asset.

If you are interested, please visit the careers section at Bombardier and apply online for position MON00632.

Next Page »

Blog at