Technical Writer Robotics & Fulfillment Automation

  • 6 River Systems
  • Waltham, MA, USA
  • Sep 10, 2018
Short-term Contract Technical Writing

Job Description

We’re a venture backed startup building a new generation of automation and fulfillment systems for e-commerce, retail, and third-party logistics operations.  Life at 6 River Systems (6RS) is about creating amazing systems that solve real world customer problems. We create magic by harnessing the power of people, software, hardware and data.

Our culture is built on trust, smarts, and teamwork.  As a team, we encourage open discussion about particularly meaningful problems.  We believe that great work gets done in a positive, supportive environment. We don’t just accept difference, we support it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are as passionate about hiring people as we are about building awesome products.  We are looking for exceptional team members.

As a contracted technical writer, you would be working with the hardware engineering team that is designing, and developing Chuck, our collaborative robot.

We’d love to hear from you if:

  • You have experience in technical writing, interest in collaborative robotics and an analytical mind
  • You are able to work together with engineering teams to quickly develop technical documentation

Job requirements:

  • Translate requirements outlined by subject matter experts into clear and concise content.
  • Determine clearest method for presenting required information.
  • Experience creating instruction manual according to EU standards (CE and Machinery Directive).
  • Experience with documentation requirements necessitated by EN 13849.
  • Coordinate with translators as needed.
  • Track revisions of documents and ensure documentation is maintained.
  • Work with product and marketing teams to ensure customer facing documentation aligns with 6RS image.
  • Ability to manipulate images for inclusion in documentation.
  • Attention to detail and ensuring continuity of product data throughout documentation.
  • Ability to use computer software to create professional final product


  • Ability to use technical software (Solidworks)  to create graphics as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in English, Communications, or Information Technology; Or, Associate’s Degree in Technical Field with demonstrated writing ability.
  • Portfolio of prior technical writing samples

We know the problem that needs to be solved; now we’re building the team to help us solve it.  This isn’t just a cool technology idea or someone’s lab experiment.

Our talented interdisciplinary team in Waltham, MA is growing fast.  We look for the kind of people who are inspired just not by exciting technology, but by the opportunity to help build an engineering culture of rigor and excellence.

6 River Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.  If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.