Quality Technical Writer

Chicago Magnesium Casting Co.

Blue Island, IL


Basic Function:

Review, update, create procedures, work instructions and documents to support production departments in producing a quality product. Position will interact with all plant personnel especially production employees to verify and train the materials being updated and developed. Will assist with Purchasing/Material Manufacturing database as needed and maintain/control of MSDS for the plant.

Physical Requirements:

Maximum Lift Weight 10-20 lbs 

Maximum Push/Pull Weight N/A

% Of Time Sitting 50% 

% Of Time Standing 50%

Exposed to Severe Weather Conditions: No


  1. Create/update technical documents in accordance with customer standards, ensuring accurate content, organization, style, format within our documentation system
  2. Work collaboratively with production employees, engineers, management to meet project deliverables
  3. Responsible for the correct and consistent transfer and implementation of text, screen shots, and graphics in a clear and accurate manner
  4. Conduct review of completed documentation with appropriate personnel, finalizing updates, getting sign-off and placing document controls on all completed work
  5. Maintain configuration management and control over documents from initiation until delivery
  6. Assist as back-up for the material manufacturing database and purchasing function
  7. Wear proper safety equipment; keep work area clean and safe at all times.
  8. Maintain and control Material Safety Data Sheet System (MSDS)
  9. Understand customer requirements, our companies internal scrap challenges, rework, customer returns, the impact they have on internal processes and documentation and demonstrate ability to deliver quality & efficient workmanship.
  10. Review & inspect all material being created, building self-inspection into everything you create and process
  11. Participates in special projects as assigned by manager
  12. All other duties as assigned. 



  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent teamwork skills, including willingness and ability to consult with subject matter experts from engineering, production personnel, and management.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects.
  • Experience with Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), image editing & photography.
  • Strong overall computer skills. 


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent, 
  • Associate Degree in English, Communication, or related discipline preferred.
  • 2 or more years of technical writing experience, a plus 


  • Familiar with procedures, work instructions & formatting of documents