Technical Writer

Posted: 10/27/2021

Location: Kailua-Kona, HI

Summary: Forever Oceans is looking for an adventurous and adaptable technical writer to help build cutting edge automation solutions for the marine aquaculture industry. You’ll be joining a highly-motivated, multi-disciplinary team focused on revolutionizing the way fish is produced. Successful candidates will have extensive experience with developing and maintaining large sets of technical documentation for industrial automation products. 

This position reports directly to the Director, Quality Assurance.


  • Create and maintain engineering documentation including end-user manuals, standard operating procedures, and troubleshooting guides. 

  • Work with the Engineering team to create drawings and illustrations as needed for documents and documentation sets.

  • Work with Engineering, Product Management, Professional Services and other key stakeholders to gather data for creation or revision of documentation.

  • Develop and maintain documentation hierarchy, content standards, formatting standards, and templates.

  • Ensure document control integrity with document revision history content and proper approval workflow routing.

  • Research and assimilate technical concepts of technologies, equipment and products into manuals, install guides, and other technical documentation ensuring usability and concise content.

  • Ensure documented processes and methodologies meet ISO 9001 requirements.

  • Adhere to compliance standards, confidentiality, and information dissemination rules.

  • Forever Ocean’s policy requires that all employees receive a COVID-19 vaccination

Desired Experience:

  • B.A./B.S. in a Technical Discipline and English or Technical Communications OR combination of technical certification (A.S) and equivalent work experience will be considered.

  • 4+ years of experience architecting complex documents and documentation sets, information design and structured authoring.

  • Technical writing experience in industrial automation products OR Marine and offshore equipment OR aquaculture products preferred.

  • Membership and/or certification from the STC (Society of Technical Communications) a plus.

  • Experience implementing and/or managing a Content Management System (CMS) is a plus.

  • Ability to learn complex concepts quickly and explain them with clarity and technical accuracy.

  • Ability to establish rapport and working relationships with a variety of personalities.

  • Sound knowledge of technical writing fundamentals, industry standard writing styles and content organization.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  • Must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Work with translation vendors in managing translation development & procurement process.

  • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management, Document Control and/or Business Process Management methodologies and software.

Desired Qualities:

  • Experience working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

  • Passion for working on cutting-edge technologies and eagerness to learn new things

  • Team player with excellent planning, organizational skills, and attention to detail

  • Ability (and desire) to work at Forever Oceans Research and Development Center in Kailua-Kona, HI

  • Any trade or physical media skills (e.g. welding, carpentry,) are a plus but not required

  • Spanish or Bahasa Indonesian language skills are a plus but not required

  • Ability and willingness for international travel

  • A love of the ocean

About Forever Oceans

Forever Oceans is a VC funded mariculture startup that aspires to be the world leader in end-to-end sustainable offshore aquaculture solutions. Formed from a spinout of defense giant Lockheed Martin Corporation, Forever Oceans combines advanced technology and biology to build modular, environmentally friendly offshore fish farms. Our approach will ensure that delicious, sustainable seafood will be available for worldwide consumption today and for future generations.