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Technical Writer

Date: Jul 25, 2019

Location: US - MN - Eden Prairie, US

Company: MTS Systems

smart people.

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A thriving environment for learning, innovation and growth.


Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.


Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is work we dream about as kids. At MTS, it’s a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.


By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.


Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.



MTS Systems, long known for innovative solutions, is looking to hire a Technical Writer to join our software writing team in Technical Communications. In this junior to mid-level position, you will be responsible for creating user assistance for various enterprise software platforms. This includes release notes, new product feature documents, context-sensitive help, use-case solutions, and system-level operation instructions.


Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Create technical manuals supporting MTS Test systems.
  • Design and produce new end-user documentation with input from system designers and engineers.
  • Participation in the development and implementation of department standards and processes.
  • Supports team development through training, peer documentation reviews, and project planning.


Ideal candidates for this role will have the following required skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field, communications or English, and 5 years of technical writing experience; or Associates degree in English or communications or a vocational-technical certificate in a technical field, and 4 yrs. relevant technical or communications experience and 5 years specific technical writing experience for a total of 9 years relevant experience.
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing or mechanical assembly environment
  • Experience with servo-hydraulic, software, and electrical systems
  • Demonstrable ability to understand business work flow and work independently
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously and work in a team environment.
  • Experience working with customers and writing with an end-user focus.
  • Work history demonstrating accountability, adherence to workplace values, and personal excellence.


Additional experience and skills preferred

  • Experience with single-source content reuse in a topic-based writing environment.
  • Experience with technical writing tools, including MapCap Flare and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Knowledge of closed-loop control systems.


MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.


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