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Technical Writer

Date Posted: June 26, 2019
Closing Date: July 26, 2019
Job Type: Graduate Employment
Job Category: Information Technology
Number of Positions: 1
Job Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

About the Position

Technical Writer – Dartmouth Nova Scotia   Do you want to work for a company with engaged and passionate employees who lean in everyday?   Now, imagine working for a company where you can positively impact the health and growth of all living things while protecting the environment.   That’s what the employees of Acadian Seaplants are proud to do each and every day.   For seventeen consecutive years, Acadian Seaplants Limited has secured the designation as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies!  In fact, Acadian Seaplants has achieved Platinum Status for twelve years running!   Your role: The Technical Writer creates, writes, edits and maintains diverse communication vehicles, documentation, manuals, etc. for the company's software and IT communications offerings. The incumbent works with subject matter experts to write technically accurate Enterprise Application documentation, including but not limited to, SAP Business One, end user Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), training material, process flow diagrams, design documents, presentations and other activities as assigned.

ACCOUNTABILITIES   Research and understand Company product, purpose and functionality. Prepare documentation, SOPs, communication and instructional material that is concise and easy to understand. Provide assistance to other Technical and/or Copywriters as needed. Proofread, edit, and write a variety of materials resulting in effective integration between the vehicle, environment and message while maintaining brand voice. Collaborate with subject matter experts and implementation teams to ensure project completion to deadline. Interact with both internal and external customers to determine best presentation. Study and analyse the assignment regarding innovation, project development, target groups and previously used media for the same or similar assignments. Take part in all meetings that deal with assignments. Study and track the success of launched assignments. Make adjustments to existing copy as required. Organize and prioritize work to meet multiple deadlines. Stay current and maintain a library of industry news and reference materials. Review all copy using checklist applicable style guide. Perform checks for questionable details. Perform administrative duties as assigned. Stay current on copyright and plagiarism legislation and regulations. Make recommendations for process improvements and more effective methods and media. Support the company’s vision and policies regarding Health & Safety, Corporate Culture and Environmental Management by displaying the appropriate behaviours and leadership towards meeting the company’s objectives in these areas. Perform other special assignments and projects as required.  



·         Bachelor's Degree in English, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or Advertising required.

·         Related experience is essential.

·         Evidence of professional Technical Writing experience preferred.  


·         Demonstrated effective writing skills required.

·         Working experience with WordPress, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail and Adobe products required.

·         Knowledge of PC computers required.

·         Ability to create materials in a range of styles or as per prescribed style.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

·         Able to take constructive criticism.

·         Demonstrated skill using publishing programs.

·         Ability to write copy for SEO purposes.

·         Superb writing, content development and editing skills.

·         Excellent writing skills, including proper spelling, grammar and punctuation.

·         Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally.

·         Highly effective teamwork skills.

·         Ability to adapt to and learn new software quickly.

·         Attention to detail in all areas of work.

·         Ability to follow through and complete overlapping projects.

·         High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts.  

If this job sounds like it was made for you, we’d like to meet you.  To further explore this opportunity, just submit your application to Careers@acadian.ca.   We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

About the Company

Acadian Seaplants
265 Forest Point Loop
Greenfield, Nova Scotia B0T1E0

Phone: 9022936851

Company Contact

Preferred Contact: Email

Documents to be Forwarded

  • Resume
  • Cover letter