Technical Writer Electrical & Power Electronics

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Technical Writer Electrical & Power Electronics

Are you keen about the intersection of electrical engineering and procurement? Do you know what it's like to bring high-quality design documentation to life in high-volume environments?

Then have a look below!

Full-time · Helmond / Remote

Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond or remotely. For some (also senior) roles we are accommodating people to work from outside of the Netherlands for the majority of their weeks. But for the full on-site experience: Helmond is part of Brainport: the heart of Europe's innovation. You will feel at home here.
Domain: Electrical Engineering
Experience: 3+ years of relevant experience
Degree: Bachelor's degree

Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations. 

What will you do as Technical Writer in Electrical & Power Electronics?
In the role of technical writer, you will be responsible for the technical design documentation. While Technical documentation and its templates are your prime focus, your role isn’t limited to these framed tasks and responsibilities:

  • Write requirement and specification documents
  • Create/update documentation templates
  • Create/update design documentation
  • Prepare technical drawings
  • Create/update manufacturing documentation
  • Create/update user documentation (e.g. user manual)
  • Review user documentation (e.g. user manual)

What do we expect from a Technical Writer Electrical & Power Electronics?
In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear; pro-activity, professionalism, communication, and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for someone with an ambitious attitude who learns from the past but who is especially open to transforming new developments or ideas into the ‘tried and tested’ of the future! You thrive on working team-based, but working independently every now and then shouldn’t be an issue. Furthermore, we think the following is needed to fulfill the role of Technical writer:

  • A Bachelor's or post-secondary vocational education in
  • 5+ years experience in Technical Writing
  • Besides the above-listed tasks and responsibilities knowledgeable in:
        • Broad Electrical Engineering experience
        • Very familiar with or quickly to understand:
  • On the practical side you have experience in:
        • Writing high-quality and well-structured documents
  • Having knowledge of and/or experience in the following is a plus:
          • Electronics
          • Power Electronics
          • Embedded systems
          • Electrical schematics
          • Practical experience with driving/using electrical vehicles

Personally, you consider yourself a team player while being decisive. Furthermore, you are self-propelled, autonomous, committed, outspoken, proactive, and precise.

What can you expect from Lightyear?
In addition to a challenging role we also offer:

  • A high degree of freedom and independence in your role
  • A role within a multidisciplinary team consisting of highly motivated, inquisitive, and talented people with a broad diversity of experience
  • A role at one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the Netherlands with tremendous potential
  • 40 vacation days per year
  • An interesting and balanced pension through Zwitserleven that is in line with the mission of Lightyear
  • The ability to participate via shares and to be involved in the growth and success of Lightyear
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our already epic Friday afternoon drinks
  • A diverse & inclusive culture driven by trust which results in the opportunity to work remotely. UK & German contracts are in place and more are yet to come!
About Lightyear

Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

Lightyear originates from the legacy as a multiple world championship of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® Cruiser Class. Officially established in 2016 by 5 visionaries with the dream to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone, everywhere. In order to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable solution for mobility, we believe that it is necessary to completely rethink automotive design by starting from scratch, not limited by industry conventions.

At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds; all working tirelessly towards clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We’re proud of our culture and live up to our core values: think independently, be bold, deliver the change, put people first and take responsibility. Our shared vision is what unites and drives us.

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