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Technical Writer

Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Technical Writer

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so its equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 93,000othercurious, creative 3Mers.

A long-lasting career at 3M comes from having vision, imagination and the ability to see what doesnt exist. 3Mers are groundbreaking innovators and its important that we give every person the space for disruptive and creative thinking. JohnBanovetz,executive vice president, chief technology officer and environmental responsibility at 3M

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

The Impact Youll Make in this Role

This position is unique in our organization as we are looking for someone with both writing and technical skills to be an advanced member of our team. You would be part of the Technical Communications team, which consists of 15 writers and a knowledge manager. You would deliver product documentation and help innovate the way we deliver our documentation. This role will help shape the future of the team. You will spend 30-50% of your time creating and maintaining product documentation, and the rest will be designing and implementing documentation delivery methods, such as help frameworks, information portals, and authoring tool processes.

As a Technical Writer, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Advancing how we deliver information to our clients.
  • Ensuring our clients have the information they need to meet their compliance and regulation needs while enhancing their workflow operations.
  • Collaborating with many teams in the organization to ensure documentation and communication is accurate and complete.
  • Connecting teams across the organization as you work with many aspects of product delivery.
  • Modernizing aspects of the Technical Communications team processes and tools.

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited university OR High School Diploma/GED from an accredited institution and a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in Communication in lieu of the bachelors degree education requirement
  • Four (4) years of technical writing experience
  • Advanced knowledge of web development, including HTML, CSS, and familiarity with a JavaScript framework like React, Angular, or Vue

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Intermediate knowledge of XML and XSLT
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent communication and research skills.
  • Familiarity with a Component Content Management System like Paligo or Author-it
  • Information design skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of Angular and/or Vue, specifically.
  • Previous experience building or maintaining documentation delivery systems.

Location: Remote

Travel: May include up to 5% domestic travel annually

Relocation Assistance: May be authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Supporting Your Well-being

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.

Resources for You

For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at 3M.com/careers.

Learn more about 3Ms creative solutions to the worlds problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M.

Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.

Pay & Benefits Overview: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/careers-us/working-at-3m/benefits/

3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.

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Posted: 2021-07-07 Expires: 2021-08-05
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