Technical Writer

| Elmhurst, IL, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 95,000-105,000 Annually
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OVERVIEW
We are seeking a Technical Writer that will make industrial concepts accessible and unfamiliar tasks possible for our customers. You will research industrial topics and create approachable, helpful explanations so customers can easily make sense of the messy world of industrial supplies.
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

  • Craft copy that is accessible to novices and reassuring to experts.
  • Conduct research using primary sources to understand customer needs.
  • Work collaboratively to create engaging explanations designed for our customers.


WHAT WE LOOK FOR
McMaster-Carr encourages you to apply and share your unique experience even if you don't meet 100% of the qualifications below. We look forward to your application.

  • You have strong verbal, written, and visual communication skills.
  • You can explain technical concepts clearly and plainly.
  • 3-6 years writing experience.
  • Strong research, organizational, and decision-making skills.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced and creative environment, including giving and receiving critical feedback.
  • You are comfortable collaborating with others outside your area of expertise.
  • Preferred: Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Creative Writing, Humanities, or related field.
  • Preferred: Experience with professional research and writing such as technical writer, content strategy, marking, journalism.


BE REWARDED
Cash compensation generally ranges from $107,500 - $147,000 and includes profit sharing based on company profitability. Exact compensation may vary based on skills and experience. In addition to your base salary, you will also be eligible for Cash Profit Sharing and Retirement Fund (DPS) contributions.
We are committed to comprehensive benefits to support employees and their dependents, such as:

  • Zero-dollar premiums for medical, dental, pharmacy, and vision plans for employees, spouses, and dependents
  • 100% tuition reimbursement for employees
  • First-time home buyer assistance
  • College assistance for your dependents
  • Paid time off to cover vacation and personal time


ABOUT US
McMaster-Carr is an e-commerce company offering more than a million products used to keep businesses in motion. We owe success to experimentation and innovation and invite team members to put their creativity to work. An emphasis on curiosity and development celebrates diverse experiences, backgrounds, and identities. McMaster-Carr's commitment to an inclusive workplace is evident in the way we form teams and develop on-site resources.
For more information, please visit: https://www.mcmaster.com/careers/opportunities/merchandising-publishing
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What are McMaster-Carr Perks + Benefits

McMaster-Carr Benefits Overview

Benefits at McMaster-Carr are designed to be inclusive, generous and support a positive workplace that allows you to do your best work. However, work is just one part of a full life. We strive to create a balance that meets your needs and those of our customers.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Remote work program
There is work that makes sense to complete from home and work that benefits from an in-person, collaborative experience in the office. Both options are available.
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Comprehensive healthcare benefits are available to employees, spouses and dependents. McMaster‐Carr does not require participants to pay monthly premiums, making the plan an excellent value.
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
McMaster‐Carr offers employees and dependents mental health and wellness care that is quick, convenient, and high‐quality including six free annual therapy sessions.
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
McMaster-Carr's profit sharing benefit is an indication of how well we worked together across the company to take care of our customers and support the profitability of the company.
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
McMaster-Carr offers a range of shuttle options to serve people commuting from the city via public transportation.
Company-sponsored outings
Onsite office parking
Employee parking is available including covered spaces and EV-charging.
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
McMaster-Carr offers financial assistance for relocation as well as support for visiting in order to find your new home.
Fitness stipend
McMaster-Carr offers an allowance toward fitness expenditures including health/fitness club fees and classes, yoga, Pilates, martial arts, ballet, marathons, and swimming.
Home-office stipend for remote employees
McMaster-Carr provides the equipment that employees need to be productive when working from home.
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Take classes outside of work with our 100% tuition reimbursement benefit that covers tuition, books and eligible fees.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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