Re: July 15 Job Listings for Willamette Valley

Subject: Re: July 15 Job Listings for Willamette Valley
From: Garret Romaine <GRomaine -at- MSMAIL -dot- RADISYS -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 13:24:00 PDT

July 15, 1996.
General conditions in Willamette Valley: the high-tech industry is booming.
The unemployment rate is 3.6% in the Portland area full employment.

Contract Houses:
1. TAD Data Services Portland, Oregon
Always looking for more technical writers.
Contact Frank Odia at 503-297-8037 or 503-297-8030.
2. Clear Spring Associates Beaverton, Oregon
Accepting resumes from technical writers and Web page designers to keep on
file for contracts and temporary assignments in the greater Portland area.
Contact Deborah Ruppert at 503-662-3075
3. Kelly Technical Beaverton, Oregon
Collecting resumes in anticipation of future openings.
Contact: Kelly Technical, 8285 SW Nimbus, Suite 145
Beaverton, Oregon 97005 503-626-3113 (Fax is 626-3449)
e-mail Kellytec -at- teleport -dot- com
4. Ace Communication Inc. Portland, Oregon
Ace is seeking technical writers and instructional designers.
Contact: 731 NE Everett #100
Portland, Oregon 97232 (Fax: 503-235-3109)
e-mail: ace -at- europa -dot- com
5. Robert Williams James & Associates Portland, Oregon
Searching for contract and permanent technical writers.
Contact Tanya Webb or Lynette Duggan
621 SW Morrison, Suite 500 Portland, Oregon 97205
phone: 503-224-5505 (Fax: 503-241-8877)
6. CDI Corporation West Beaverton, Oregon
Seeking onsite writers for various contracts.
First need is to complete a recently started project. Document procedures
for networked data center. Interviews are complete; data needs to be input.
Using Word and Power Point. Flow charting skills a plus. One to two months
Second need is for ISO 9000 documentation. Also using Word and Power Point.
Starts when second job completes.
Contact: Pam Bogus, CDI Corporation West
1100 NW Compton Drive, Suite 305 Beaverton, OR 97006
phone: 614-5137
e-mail: cdi_is -at- ortel -dot- org
Listed 7/15
7. Volt Technical Services Beaverton, Oregon
Has a long-term opportunity for qualified technical writers. Must have
excellent MS Word or other leading word processor skills, and have
experience with department documentation.
Always looking for more resumes.
9725 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway Suite 350
Beaverton, Oregon 97006 641-7726 or 644-9797
Listed 7/15
8. H.L. Yoh Company Portland, Vancouver
Always looking for more writers.
Contact: Attn. Jim Elliott, 900 Washington Street, Suite 740, Vancouver WA
98660 phone: 360-696-2644; FAX: 360-696-2792. Portland: phone 503-227-1137,
FAX: 503-274-0501.
9. The Personnel Department Portland, Oregon
Seeking to place a technical writer into a large expanding and successful
company. Looking for energetic, flexible individual possessing a BA or BS to
join growing team. Salary range is $34 to $45K per year.
Contact: call (503) 227-6526. Address: 851 SW 6th, Portland, Oregon
Listed 6/17
10. High Tech Recruiters Seattle and Bay Area
Need technical writers for contracts in both areas. Advertising in as many
places as possible to try and get these positions filled. For now,
telecommuting isn t an option, but maybe later
Tech Writer: The ideal candidate is an experienced technical writer who has
an introduction to programming languages and would enjoy working with very
technical products. The documentation group works together to write, share
information, and edit each other's work.
Job Requirements:
4+ years of technical writing experience
Experience creating both hard copy and on-line materials
Experience with host environments (HP, DEC, UNIX, or IBM)
Experience with desktop platforms (DOS, Windows, X Window System, or
Ability to manage writing projects independently
Knowledge of networks and programming languages
Positions available in Seattle and Bay Area !!!!!
Contact: Lynn Launer, High Tech Recruiters
Fax: (360) 668-3387 Phone: (206) 646-8384
Listed 6/12
11. ELP Associates Portland, Oregon
Looking for up to five Japanese-to-English translators to take general
business articles written in Japanese and summarize into one page and one
paragraph write-ups. Nationwide telecommuting okay. Contact: Chris Grebisz
by phone at (503) 224-2256 or e-mail at elpsoft -at- teleport -dot- com
Listed 6/21
12. OSF/MACSTAFF Portland, Oregon
Need ten (10) top Desktop publishers. Mac and IBM, Quark, PageMaker,
Illustrator, etc. Experience a must. No fees. Good benefits. Temp and temp
to hire.
Contact: Call Theresa at (503) 224-2251.
Listed 7/15

Permanent Positions:
1. ABC Technologies, Inc. Beaverton, Oregon
2. Tektronix Beaverton, Oregon
The Measurement Business Division of Tektronix has two openings for a new
college graduates (grad date 6/95 or later). Tek seeks a Web page designer
and a technical writer. Fax, email, or mail resumes to the following
address: Katherine Brennan Murphy, MBD Customer Documentation, Tektronix,
Inc. P. O. Box 500, M/S 39-145 Beaverton, OR 97077
FAX: 503-627-5604 (please be sure name is on all pages!)
email: katherine -dot- b -dot- murphy -at- tek -dot- com phone: 503-627-2937
Updated 4/26; confirmed 6/10
3. KVO Advertising Portland, Oregon
Job Title: Senior Marketing/Communications Writer
Looking for senior writer with a minimum of five years direct experience in
high-technology writing, i.e., white papers, market papers, press
backgrounders, technical articles, and business-benefit articles. Excellent
client-relationship skills necessary. Familiarity with terminal emulation
systems, Internet/Intranet middleware, Networks (SNA), and OLE/Activex
technologies required. Degree in English, Journalism, or Communication is
required. NOTE: Many opportunities for freelance/contract writers as well.
Contact: Mary L. Rudinsky, 503-402-1446. Address: 200 SW Market Street,
Suite #1400, Portland, Oregon 97201-0564
Listed 4/29; verified 6/10
4. Sequent Computer Systems Beaverton Oregon
Looking for a senior-level writer with solid experience writing service
documentation for computer hardware. Qualified candidates should contact
the Technical Publications department manager, Pat Hampton. phone number:
(503) 578-4183 e-mail address is path -at- sequent -dot- com -dot-
Listed 6/10
5. ADC Kentrox Portland, Oregon
Seek technical writer with three years experience in writing and a four-year
degree in English, Computer Science, or related. Must be able to design and
write online text, as well as operations and reference manuals. ADC Kentrox
is in the rapidly growing market of data/video/telecomm; offers good
benefits and requires a successful completion of physical and drug
Contact: Job #775, PO Box 10704, Portland, OR 97210. E-mail is
resume -at- kentrox -dot- com -dot- Use ASCII format for resumes.
Listed 5/20; verified 6/23
6. Atlas Telecom Portland, Oregon
Technical Publications Manager. Seeking an experienced professional to
manage our technical documentation
department. Responsibilities cover the entire document creation, control,
and maintenance process. Work with engineers to establish document
requirements and scheduling, supervise writers and illustrators to ensure
project completion, provide quality control, and maintain distribution and
archiving procedures. Must have strong project and people management skills
and be able to handle deadline requirements. Experience with Frame and
managing on-line documentation projects desired. BA or MA in related field
and 5 years managing technical documentation projects required.
ALSO: Looking for MarCom writer, training coordinator and technical
Contact Jim Witkin at (503) 228-1400.
Send resume to DJH, Atlas Telecom, 4640 SW Macadam Ave., Portland, Oregon
97201 e-mail jobs -at- atlas -dot- com; or fax to (503) 225-5500.
Listed 6/10; verified 6/23
7. MedicaLogic Beaverton, Oregon
Seeks technical writer to develop excellent technical and user manuals and
online help in a dynamic, high-responsibility environment. Expertise with
Windows Help and FrameMaker strongly desired. Relevant BA and 3-5 years
software technical writing required.
Contact: Documentation Manager, 15400 NW Greenbrier Parkway, Suite 400,
Beaverton, Oregon 97006 Fax #: (503) 531-7001.
Listed 5/20; verified 6/13
8. Mentor Graphics Wilsonville, Oregon
Seeking technical writer/course developer. Position reports to Manager of
Product Development for CAD package product line. Should have understanding
of ICs and electronic circuits. Requirements: BS in technical writing or an
Electronic Engineering/Computer Science degree. Strong technical background
required. Good writing skills needed, plus extensive experience with
software user manuals. Good knowledge of C++, UNIX and FrameMaker helpful.
Contact: Mentor Graphics Staffing
Ref Req # 9985-R
8005 SW Boeckman Rd, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777
FAX: (503) 685-1502 e-mail: hr_staffing -at- mentorg -dot- com
Listed 6/6
9. Sharp Microelectronics Camas, WA
10. Oregon Steel Mills Portland, Oregon
Technical Writer
The job will be to re-write/format approximately .... "Safe Job Procedures".
SJP's are used by Maintenance Craftspersons to perform repair jobs in a safe
All of these currently reside in Word 6. We want to put them into
ProcedureWRITE (Comprose Software) which will make them available on our
company net.
The second part of the job will be to assist in developing (using the
accepted SJP format) a new group of procedures for the new plant that is
being constructed here in Portland.
The third part of the job will be to train several Maintenance Planners in
how to develop future procedures, including future SJPs, using the
ProcedureWRITE software. These planners (5)
will then be responsible for procedure maintenance in the future.
Ideally, the person selected for the job will need to have industrial
maintenance and safety related experience
and be able to effectively communicate with our tradespersons.
We'd like to have several people to "interview" for this task.
Job duration is somewhat open at this time - we would be asking for a
proposal from the person we felt was best qualified to perform the job.
Interested parties can contact me @(503) 978-6090 from 7am - 2pm M-F.
Mickey Wehmeyer
Maintenance Systems Administrator
Oregon Steel Mills, Portland Steel Works
Listed 6/12
11. Orcom Systems Bend, Oregon
Technical Documentation Specialist
Work with system engineers with many aspects of product evolution,
documenting system design at a technical level. Windows word processing
proficiency, excellent writing and communication skills a must. Proficiency
with flow-charting and data models important.
Contact: Human Resources, Orcom Systems, Inc.
1001 SW Disk Drive,
Bend, Oregon 97702
Fax: (541) 317-4716
e-mail: orcom -at- orcom -dot- com
Listed 6/23
12. Molectron Detector Portland, Oregon
Makes test instruments for lasers. Looking for contractor for a couple
1. Operator manual updates. Transferring text from word processor to
5.0. Hopefully someone with understanding of test instruments.
2. Product catalog DTP. I hope to have a catalog ready by the end of July.
Again, mostly in PageMaker 5.0. We are currently switching from our graphics
program of choice from CorelDRAW to Micrografx Designer.
Contact: Scott Downey
sdowney -at- molectron -dot- com
(503) 620-9069
Listed 7/8
13. FDSI Consulting Beaverton, Oregon
Full time consulting positions open for a technical writer, someone with
Frame experience, and RoboHelp expert.
Mail or fax resume to Carolyn Hopkins or Nancy Krupp
Dept. ORO622
8285 SW Nimbus Ave, Suite 151
Beaverton, Oregon 97008
Fax: (503) 641-5348
jobs-or -at- cotl -dot- com
Listed 7/8
14. Timberline Software Beaverton, Oregon
1. Senior Technical Writer
Talented, well-rounded technical communicator needed to write PC software
online help and printed documentation. Successful candidate must demonstrate
excellent writing skills, have a bachelor s degree and five years
experience in writing documentation for sophisticated products; must be
well-organized, proactive, a team-player and motivated to learn our products
and development tools. Preference will be shown to candidates with
accounting knowledge and RoboHelp or FrameMaker experience. Portfolio will
be requested and writing test given to top candidates.
2. Junior Technical Writer
This position requires a detail-oriented individual with a technical writing
background (English major preferred). A writing test will be given. You must
be a self-starter who can write under pressure. Duties will include
assisting senior writers with user, training, and other documentation.
Experience with FrameMaker, desktop publishing software or online help a
Contact: No calls. Send cover letter, resume and salary history to:
Timberline Software Corp.
9600 SW Nimbus Avenue
Beaverton, Oregon 97008-7163
Listed 7/8 and 7/15
15. BIOTRONIK, Inc. Lake Oswego, Oregon
Immediate opening for technical writer to prepare research reports on
worldwide clinical trials, investigator brochures, and journal articles;
coordinate production of graphics, slides, and visual presentations; work
with engineering, clinical, marketing, and administration departments.
Requires BS in biological or medical science, with 2-5 years of
medical/technical writing experience; excellent computer skills, including
word processing and spreadsheet software; German language a plus.
Contact: BIOTRONIK, Inc.
6024 SW Jean Road, Suite B
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035
attn: Personnel
Listed 7/15
16. Intersolv Beaverton, Oregon
Technical writer needed to document software configuration management tools
(printed manuals, online help, and multimedia presentations). As a member of
a project development team, you will work closely with software developers
and quality assurance testers to assist in the product design and document
the product as it evolves. As a member of the team, you will participate in
peer editing, proofreading and electronic prepress production.
Requires a BA in English or related discipline; 3+ years experience
documenting commercial software products, preferably to a technical
audience; demonstrated excellence in technical writing and editing;
proficiency with Windows and Windows applications. Also need experience with
FrameMaker, CorelDRAW, RoboHelp, or IconAuthor, designing multimedia
presentations, and Unix. Understanding of basic computer programming
concepts, tools, and environments a plus.
Contact: Suzanne Davidson
1700 NW 167th Place, Beaverton, Oregon 97006
FAX: (503) 629-9637
Listed 7/15

Contract Positions:

1. Hewlett-Packard Vancouver, WA
Intermittent need a WWW developer. Send electronic resume' and list of URLs
to Dick Miller, who will forward them without review or recommendation to
potential hiring managers. Contact: Richard H. Miller 360-212-4494; FAX
is 360/212-3104. E-mail: dick_miller -at- hp-vcd -dot- vcd -dot- hp -dot- com
Address: 18110 SE 34th Street, Camas, WA 98607.
Reposted 6/26
2. Technical Solutions Portland, Oregon
Currently searching for 3 Technical Writers. Intentions are to work these
writers as contract employees thru September and
then possibly convert them to permanent staff depending on how things go.
They will be working with Software Engineering, Marketing, Technical
Support, Sales, etc. The Software Engineering group in working in an
environment and programming in C and C++. Any familiarity with the Unix
environment is very helpful and mandatory for at least 1 of the 3. Also, any
experience with the Internet is helpful.
Eric VanderHouwen
Technical Contract Solutions
(503) 222-5411
Listed 7/8
4. Emery Systems Worldwide, Portland, Oregon
Technical Writer
Excellent communication skills: writing, composition, and grammar. Ability
to communicate with users, developers, and our IS Management. Business
Background: Experience working in a Service Organization because he / she
will need to work with System Development Teams that are driven by the
business needs of the EMERY organization.
System Development Life Cycle exposure. The environment that we will be
working with first is our New System Development. Quick Learner.
RoboHELP 95, Windows 95, Word 6.0 / 7.0 experience - Since we will need
this person to 'hit the pavement running, these specific technical
skills are necessary. However, the previous four requirements are just
as important.
Contact: Debbie Bahr, EMERY Worldwide Is
P.O. Box 3907 Portland, OR 97210
e-mail: BAHR_DEBBIE -at- mr -dot- cnf -dot- com
Listed 5/22
5. Azad Technical Services, Portland, Oregon
Technical Writer
Azad needs a Sr. technical writer who can lead small teams of other writers,
plan documentation sets, and deliver the plans. The ideal candidate will
have experience writing so as to minimize support costs. Generally this
means familiarity with the burden of documenting high-volume products.
Familiarity with PageMaker, developing on-line help for Windows
applications, and Microsoft WinWord are all required. Ideally this
writer should be familiar with networks from the viewpoint of a LAN
In addition Azad needs a 2nd writer who is a seasoned individual
contributor. Working with the more senior writer above, this writer will
execute the doc plan for the product, creating hardcopy and on-line help for
the product. Like the first writer , this one should be familiar with
Windows , PageMaker, Word, and creating on-line. Network
expertise is a big plus, as is experience documenting high volume, retail
Contact: John Stanfield, Azad Technical Services
5319 SW Westgate Drive Suite 266
Portland, Oregon (503) 292-2129
e-mail: azad -at- azad -dot- com
Listed 6/20
6. Intel Corp. Hillsboro, Oregon
8. ISO 9000 Contract
Company seeks senior level writer to write up ISO 9000 documentation on a
3-6 month contract. Familiarity with MS-Word very helpful.
Contact: Tom Luther
(503) 696-4646 (w) or 297-2987 (h)
Listed 6/27
9. Medical-related Contract
Project needs a tech writer to put together a draft manual
for a medical system we are developing. This is a skunk projects and thus
on a fast track, so we need a person used to working in that environment.
The time frame for needing the help is 1st of August through September. Any
medical or FDA background the person has will be a plus.
Contact me via Email or at work - 844-2302.
Damon and Virginia Coffman, Portland, Oregon
Email Address: damon -at- transport -dot- com
Listed 7/8
10. Misc Contracts
Contract - long & short term, WIN, MS Office, Online help, HTML, Frame.
Resume to:
dougd -at- aol -dot- com
Listed 7/8 and 7/15

Editing & Not-So-Technical

Career Resume Service
Seeking writer/manager. Hectic one-person office needs versatile, verbose
person with organizational and communication skills. Must be adroit
interviewer who produces sparkling and speedy first drafts. Apply only if
you type 65 wpm, have a Spellchecker in your head, and thrive on autonomy.
PageMaker experience preferred. Career situation with excellent
compensation. Send resume and non-returnable writing samples to Career
Resume Service, 2124 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97232-2820.
Attention: Lisa.
Listed 6/16
Freelance Writer
New employment-focus weekly needs Portland area writer with three years
journalism writing experience and knowledge of Portland business community.
Send letter, resume and several clips to:
Editor, Today s Careers
209 6th Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98109
Listed 6/24
Journalism related:
Tri-City Herald, Ashland Daily, and Newport News-Times are all hiring
Listed 6/24
For more information contact Garret Romaine, Employment Information Manager,
Willamette Valley Chapter, Society for
Technical Communication, at (503) 646-1888 x6546 or better yet, use e-mail:
gromaine -at- radisys -dot- com -dot-
The Willamette Valley Chapter/STC s Web site is

To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: July 15 Job Listings for Willamette Valley
Date: Monday, July 15, 1996 3:45PM

Garrett, would you post your email address?

Dick Dimock
red -at- elsegundoca -dot- ncr -dot- com
Garret Romaine wrote, in part:

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