Technical Writer


Company Overview:

Navistar, Inc. (“Navistar”) is a purpose-driven company, reimagining how to deliver what matters to create more cohesive relationships, build higher-performing teams and find solutions where others don’t.

Based in Lisle, Illinois, Navistar or its subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial trucks and engines, IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, all-makes OnCommand® Connection advanced connectivity services, and Fleetrite®, ReNEWeD® and Diamond Advantage® brand aftermarket parts.

With a history of innovation dating back to 1831, Navistar has more than 14,500 employees worldwide and is part of TRATON SE, a global champion of the truck and transport services industry. Additional information is available at

Position Details

Technical Writer
Northern Illinois
Woodridge, IL

Navistar has a great opportunity for a Technical Writer.

The Technical Writer is responsible for the development of service content to support our dealer network, internal teams, and our customers. This content is included in service technician manuals, operator manuals, user guides, service bulletins, instruction sheets, and technical training for our dealer network and customers.

Candidates must have experience in the automotive, trucking, or heavy equipment service industry. With excellent writing, editing, time management, and communication skills.


  • Researching topics, interviewing stakeholders, writing documents, validation of content, and editing work for publication 
  • Independently gather information from technical and non-technical Subject Matter Experts to organize, develop, and write technical service content 
  • Routinely interpret various source information with may include procedural mark-ups, engineering drawings, parts lists, draft assembly and maintenance instructions 
  • Adhere to the Navistar style guidelines, and standards of accuracy 
  • Adapt to production and environmental changes, and editorial processes 
  • Ability to meet deadlines, monitor and assess performance within deadlines and utilize resources appropriately to ensure accurate and timely deliverables 
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize tasks, and interface with many personalities 
  • Strong communication skills: ability to take complex engineering concepts and explain them at an appropriate audience level 
  • Develop draft illustration to support procedural/descriptive text using model file or existing artwork

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • At least 2 years of technical writing/editing or circuit diagram development and/or technical illustration experience 


  • Master’s degree 


  • At least 4 years of technical writing/editing or circuit diagram development and/or technical illustration experience

Additional Requirements:

  • Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States.
  • Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)

Desired Skills:

Previous automotive/dealership hands-on experience

Project management experience

Strong MS Office tools experience including, Word, Excel, SharePoint and OneNote.

Experience with Arbortext Editor or equivalent XML editing software

Experience with Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop/In-Design

Understanding of structured authoring (DITA)

Some experience with CAD software, Unigraphix/NX. Navigational use of these programs for articles and publications

Knowledge of automotive system theory, in any or all the following areas:

  • Electronic and electrical fundamentals
  • Mechanical procedures
  • Modern automotive systems

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