Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Technical Editor in Pullman, Washington

Technical Editor

Job Title:

Technical Editor

Job Type:



Pullman, WA

Job Description:

Technical Editor

Do you have meticulous editing skills? If so, we invite you to apply for our Technical Editor position at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) in Pullman, Washington. If you are looking for an opportunity to edit, proof read and collaborate with a team on technical material, then this position is for you!

SEL’s corporate office is located in Eastern Washington where you'll enjoy an unmatched quality of life. Enjoy the smaller town life: country space, freedom from traffic, easy access to recreational activities in nearby mountains, rivers, and forests, as well as great schools and universities.

Technical Editor


Proofread, edit, and format presentations, documents, manuals, guides, and/or other published material.

Develop and maintain a high skill level in editing, proofreading, and producing technical documentation.

Collaborate with authors, reviewers, and others to edit deliverables, plan projects, and meet deadlines.

Follow established work instructions, guidelines, and procedures.

Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor or department manager.

Continuously identify, measure, improve, understand, create, and simplify processes.

Other duties as assigned.


Minimum 2 years of relevant experience editing/proofreading/producing technical documentation or an equivalent combination of experience and training.

Strong proofreading, writing, grammar, and communications skills.

Strong understanding of MS Office software.

Superior organizational skills and high attention to detail.

Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work under pressure and recognize the criticality of meeting stringent deadlines.

Ability to collaborate to produce high-quality, technically accurate material.

Ability to learn and communicate technical/scientific information.

Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills

Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities.

Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.

Background check results satisfactory to SEL.

Negative drug test result(s).

Preferred Qualifications:

B.S./B.A. in English or technical communication or a related area.

Experience with desktop publishing software (e.g., FrameMaker).

Experience with technical drawing software (e.g., MS Visio or Illustrator).

Working knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style and the Gregg Reference Manual.

Experience editing complex technical documentation.

To Apply for This Position:

We ask all candidates to apply through our website at If your qualifications and experience match any of our current openings, please submit your resume for that position so that you may be considered immediately.

SEL sends an initial e-mail response to all applicants at time of resume submittal. If you do not receive this communication, please check your SPAM filter and make sure your system is not blocking e-mails from SEL. It is important that you ensure your receipt of this e-mail as SEL may communicate future position updates via e-mail.

SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants considered regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, veteran or disability status, religion, age, sexual orientation or gender identity, or other protected status.

An Award Winning Company

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets in many different industries, markets, and geographies around the world.