Technical Writer Internship/Co-Op (Summer 2019)

Fremont, California
13 Oct 2018
13 Nov 2018
Skilled Trades
Contract Type
Full Time
Technical Writer Internship/Co-Op

The Role

This person will work with Tesla's engineering teams to create and refine diagnostic procedures and documentation for use by non-engineers. They'll improve editorial and visual standards for documentation and recommend new designs, layouts and formatting as needed.


* Create and update diagnostic information and procedures contained in the diagnostics database.

* Follow up with various engineering and quality teams to gather technical information.

* Understand problems and communicate them effectively.

* Validate information for accuracy, and use a routing and review process for document approval.

* Analyze available data to create and maintain concise, effective relationships between content.


* Working towards Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, Engineering, or Computer Science.

* Must be able to edit and create documentation that is accurate, complete, clear, specific, and as concise as possible.

* Excellent application of best practices in writing and documentation; accurate spelling and grammar are a must.

* Experience with various communications media and advanced formatting and presentation skills.

* Experience in automotive repair or automotive engineering (design or testing) preferred but not required.

* Must be able to extract and comprehend system operation from typical engineering documentation from both a software and mechanical perspective. (schematics and subsystem specification docs)

* High level of interpersonal communication skills.

* Ability to collaborate in a team environment.

* Pro-active team player who thinks ahead, plans, and suggests solutions.

* Good problem-solving skills.

* Positive attitude toward changes and inevitable mid-project course corrections.

* Strong capacity for both logical and creative thinking.

* Must be organized, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and evaluate priorities.

* Self-directed and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

* This role is available across various Tesla locations, including headquarters in Palo Alto, CA, the factory in Fremont, CA, and Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, NV - must be able to relocate for the duration of your internship.

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