Lead Technical Writer – Los Angeles, CA


Who we are: 

Founded and headquartered in California, Feit Electric is celebrating over 45 years as a leading global lighting and smart home brand. Through innovative design, supply chain expertise, and industry-leading technology, Feit Electric offers its customers a full portfolio of reliable lighting products including home décor lighting collections, light fixtures, smart and feature-rich high-performance lighting solutions as well as a full line of general household, specialty light bulbs in all shapes, sizes, and configurations.  

Feit Electric started with the hard work of one American Family who built a thriving business on a foundation of customer obsession, nimble execution, and relentless pursuit of market disruption. It grew into a company of hundreds of hardworking employees across the United States who pride themselves on making quality lighting products that are widely available for the average home. We celebrate the richness of everyday life, real people, and hard work. 

We obsess over making lighting smarter, safer, more energy-efficient, and more beautiful. Our goal is to make lighting fit seamlessly into your life so you can focus on making memories with family and friends. 

We challenge the status quo and leverage our years of experience to provide the ultimate in product quality and satisfaction. 


What you'll do: 

We are seeking a dynamic Lead Technical Writer to join our team. The ideal candidate will be a versatile communicator with the ability to create a variety of instructional materials including printed manuals, how-to-use videos, installation guides, and in-app instructions/FAQs to enhance user experience and product understanding. 


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Content Creation: Develop clear, concise, and user-friendly instructional content across multiple mediums such as print, video, and digital applications. This includes writing instruction manuals, scripting and producing how-to-use and installation videos, and crafting in-app instructions and FAQ sections. 
  • Design and Illustration: Utilize Adobe Illustrator or similar tools to create accurate sketches and illustrations of products and installation methods. Ability to operate independently in developing visual aids that complement written instructions. 
  • Technical Proficiency: Possess technical skills necessary for basic electrical installations, including wiring ceiling LED lighting fixtures, installing in-wall dimmers, and setting up smart home products (IoT). This technical knowledge should be balanced with an understanding of the consumer's perspective to ensure instructions are accessible to non-technical users. 
  • Project Management: Demonstrate a detail-oriented approach to manage and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously. Ensure all technical documentation is accurate, up to date, and aligned with company standards and product launches. 
  • Regulatory Compliance: Understand and apply regulatory and safety standards relevant to the lighting industry. Incorporate necessary warnings and compliance information into all instructional materials. 
  • Collaboration: Work closely with Product Managers, Engineers, and the Graphics team to ensure a cohesive and consistent approach to technical documentation and user support materials. 
  • Innovation and Efficiency: Leverage existing templates, workflow processes, and AI tools to enhance the quality and efficiency of content creation. 


What you'll need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Technical Writing, Communications, Engineering, or a related field. 
  • Proven experience as a Technical Writer, preferably in the lighting industry or related technical fields. 
  • Strong proficiency in Adobe Illustrator or similar design tools. 
  • Hands-on experience with electrical installations and smart home technologies. 
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and communication skills, with an emphasis on clarity, succinctness, and tone. 
  • Ability to translate complex technical information into user-friendly content. 
  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. 
  • Familiarity with regulatory standards and safety requirements in the lighting or related industries. 


What you'll get:

  • A dynamic and collaborative work environment where innovation is encouraged. 
  • The opportunity to work on a variety of projects and contribute to the development of cutting-edge lighting products. 
  • Competitive salary 
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance 
  • Retirement savings plan 
  • Paid time off 
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • A role that offers both technical and creative challenges, allowing you to grow your skills in multiple areas. 


Application Instructions:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a portfolio showcasing examples of technical documentation, design work, or any relevant projects. Indicate your experience with electrical installations and familiarity with lighting products or similar technologies. 


Hourly Range:  $28 to $38 (non-exempt)


Additional Data: 

Position is onsite Monday through Friday in our Pico Rivera, CA office. Position does not offer relocation package. No remote work available for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Feit Electric is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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