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Information Developer | Product Team

Smart manufacturing starts with factory
automation software
PEER Group® provides the largest portfolio of factory automation software
products and services to high-volume manufacturers and equipment makers in the
semiconductor, photovoltaics (PV), and electronics industries.
We help lower the cost of automation for our customers by solving their most
challenging equipment automation, data management, and process control
Information Developer | Product Team
One position available for a talented intermediate or senior writer on our product
team Based in Kitchener, ON
Requires experience writing software product documentation for complex manufacturing systems.
As part of our Information Development team, you will create documentation for our
software products and projects. Usually, you will be the sole writer on a multifunctional
team, working with developers and quality assurance specialists. Your job will be to write
and edit new material and update existing documentation as required.
Documentation typically entails a user guide or online help, installation and operations
guides and API documentation for programmers. Other challenges may include interface
design, developing training materials, web site development, system testing, peer editing,
and marketing writing and illustration.
This involves doing research – reading design documents, working directly with the software,
and interviewing the people who developed it – to understand what the software does and
then creating clear descriptions and instructions. You will write for a variety of audiences.
What are we looking for?
Fit. We are looking for someone with solid English communication skills – speaking, writing
and editing – combined with a great work ethic, a collaborative personality and a splash of
 Are you able to pick up new software applications in a flash, quickly becoming an
advanced user? (I already know Word, how hard can it be to pick up FrameMaker?)
 Have you got a talent for creating clear, concise instructions?
 Do you enjoy mastering the complex and technical? (No detail too small and no
functionality too obscure to gloss over.)
 Do you have a memory like a vault – tons of stuff can go in there so you can draw on it
 Are you flexible and dynamic enough to change priorities day to day?
 Can you balance excellence with time constraints? (What’s the best I can do in 80 hours?)
 Are you able to work within existing processes and guidelines? Can you drive process
improvements as new situations arise?
 Do you have a talent for creating graphics for use in websites, marketing materials and
What are you looking for?
Apply to PEER Group and get a job where you can stretch and grow — a company where
technical writing is respected and valued; an environment where mentoring and continuous
improvement are important.
You’ll be part of an intimate group of writing colleagues who value each other’s abilities, a
cohesive engineering team for each product or project you work on, and a company that
encourages the pursuit of excellence. Of course, it would also be cool if the office looked like
a loft and there was designer coffee brewing in the kitchen…
Apply to PEER Group!
Please submit your resume by email as a .doc, or .pdf attachment. To fast track your
application, please include an electronic copy of your transcripts with your application via
e-mail to [email protected] . Visit our careers section for more information on
applying to and interviewing with PEER Group.
We appreciate the interest of all applicants however, only those chosen to advance further
in the recruitment process will be contacted.
About PEER Group
PEER Group is headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, with an office in Dresden,
Germany. A privately-held company, PEER Group currently employs over 185 people
We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made on the basis of
qualifications, ability and performance. We welcome inquiries from everyone and value diversity in
our workplace.
If you require accommodation in completing the application process please email
[email protected] or call HR at 519 749 9554. If you are contacted regarding this position, please
advise HR of accommodation measures you may require during our interview process. Of course,
we will address these matters with respect and confidentiality

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