Technical Writer Internship/Co-Op (Winter/Spring 2019)

Recruiter
Tesla
Location
Fremont, California
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Oct 2018
Closes
14 Nov 2018
Ref
67687
Sector
Engineering
Category
Skilled Trades
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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.

Responsibilities

* 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.

Requirements

* 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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