Technical Writer

Wabtec Corporation

Fort Worth, TX


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.


Wabtec is looking for a Technical Writer to produce high-quality documentation that contributes to the overall success of our products. You will join a team of talented tech writers who work collaboratively with developers, quality engineers, and product managers to make our products easier for our customer base of over twenty-five customers worldwide to use and administer our applications.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop operation and system administration manuals for Wabtec Applications

  • Update manuals as needed to meet product improvements and customer requirements

  • Ability to take and edit photos for use in manuals

  • Design and implement updates and changes to existing manuals

  • Dept. Cross-Training

  • Interacts with other departments to obtain pertinent information

  • Team player attitude required to be part of a multi-functional project team

  • Assist in the creation of company standards for tech publication manuals of all types

  • Communicate project status

  • Meet project deadlines established by manager

  • Drive continuous improvement

  • Assist in establishing professional development goals

  • Able and willing to travel up to 10%

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing or related degree preferred. Associate degree in technical writing or relevant degree accepted. Or 3+ years of railroad experience in Dispatch and daily Railroad operations in lieu of a degree

  • Minimum of 3 years of related tech writing experience, preferably in heavy equipment/rail field

  • Familiarity with machine operating software and writing instructions for use, prefer experience in railway maintenance or other heavy mobile equipment field

Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

  • Prior Railroad experience

  • Prior experience generating manuals in Microsoft Word or Dev ops (Coordinating images with text, outlining manual content)

  • Generate operational steps from engineering photos and videos

  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplined environment, interfacing with customers, suppliers, co-workers and management.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Results driven

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Ability to change course, stop and start projects, juggle more than one project at a time

  • Detail Oriented

Physical Demands:

  • Employee is regularly required to talk and hear.

  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods.

  • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers.

  • Assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.

Work Environment:

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, no adverse environmental conditions expected.

Relocation Assistance not provided

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.