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Instructional Designer/Technical Writer

Company Name:
Owens-Illinois
We are currently seeking an Instructional Designer/Technical Writer to join our team at our world headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio.
POSITION SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for conceptualizing, designing and writing highly effective learning solutions (instructor-led training, e-learning, blended solutions) using adult learning theories and methodologies. In addition this position is responsible for composing, editing and revising a variety of documentation in support of research, technology development and sustaining engineering efforts. The position requires an experienced individual with a strong technical writing background that can apply written communication skills to develop project proposals, user manuals, assembly instructions, training programs and promotional material. The individual must have the ability to understand complex systems and processes and simplify this into easy to understand concepts. The technical writer will need to interface with cross-functional teams within the organization to successfully complete the work required by this position.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
(All other duties as assigned)
Provide guidance and specialized knowledge to other members of the team
Development of training curricula and materials delivered through a variety of channels and media
Expert in instructional media and use of industry standard tools for developing media
Work jointly with trainers and subject matter experts to identify course goals and objectives
Implement training programs with trainers and employees
Edit the material of others and make corrections and improvements as needed to ensure consistency and quality product output
Identify and develop required manuals, training programs and documentation to support technology releases
Interview appropriate individuals to gather necessary information to compose required documents
Develop original content in compliance with company guidelines, procedures and policies to ensure the quality and effectiveness of documentation and training deliverables
Develop content that is suitable to the intended audience
Schedule and conduct review sessions with proper individuals to collect feedback and make necessary revisions to documents and course content prior to release
Update existing manuals, instructions, training programs and documents to reflect latest designs and best practices
Identify and implement process improvements
SCOPE AND IMPACT:
Instructional Designers/Technical Writers in this position will develop a broad range of
documentation and training as assigned to support TDSE and GTO initiatives. These initiatives contribute to O-I sustainability to reduce cost and improve process capability. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's Degree in English, Communications, Journalism or related field
Instructional Design degree a plus
Minimum of 10 years experience composing documentation targeting both business and technical audiences with at least 5 years as an Instructional Designer
Relevant experience will also be considered
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:
Persons in this position report to the Training Development Discipline Leader within the TDSE structure. There are no direct reports to this position.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
Travel
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
About O-I:
Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) is the world''s largest glass container manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world''s leading food and beverage brands. The Company had revenues of $7.0 billion in 2013 and employs approximately 22,500 people at 77 plants in 21 countries. With global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, USA, O-I delivers safe, sustainable, pure, iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace. For more information, visit .
O-I''s Glass Is Life(TM) movement promotes the widespread benefits of glass packaging in key markets around the globe. Join us in the #betteringlass conversation at .
Job ID #: 1939
Location: Perrysburg, OH
Functional Area: Technical Writing
Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Position Type: Full-Time Regular
Relocation Provided: No
Experience Required: More than 10 years

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