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Technical Writing Intern

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type Corporate L&D  
Pay Range TBD  

Set Your Future IN MOTION

Manitou is purposefully committed to you, its people. We continue to elevate our success based on a “One United Team” focus that enables our purpose-driven and agile work environment. We pride ourselves in fostering a work-life balance that allows flexibility in people’s day-to-day lives. In an era when talent is in-demand, you will find an unwavering commitment to your personal and professional growth. 

About Our Company Culture:

As a worldwide leader in handling, access platforms and earthmoving equipment, Manitou Group’s mission is to improve working conditions, safety and performance throughout the world, while preserving people and their environment. We design, manufacture, distribute and service products and solutions for the material handling, access equipment and compact earthmoving activities that work smarter, safer and reliably while delivering value to our customers.  Our high-profile brands include Manitou and Gehl, and we are proud of our network of 1,050 dealers throughout the world.  With sales in 140 countries, our team of 4,500 people are committed to delivering exceptional customer satisfaction.  We operate in more than 30 global locations to ensure proximity to our customers and services tailored to their needs. 

Manitou continues on the forefront of innovation driving the green transition while also streamlining our operations guided by our customer-centric “New Horizons” roadmap. We are committed to providing safety and unique customer experiences worldwide. In sharing the same mission and values, our workforce remains engaged and passionate about what we manufacture and services we provide. 

General Accountability:

The Technical Writer Intern position completes development and maintenance of documentation with guidance from Senior Technical Writers.  General duties include developing and verifying portions of documents, completing editing reviews, and supporting various functions within the writing team.  The Technical Writer I reports to the Technical Publications Supervisor. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Complete a capstone project defined by both Manitou and the intern, specific to Manitou needs and the skills and requirements for the intern program. The capstone project could encompass written publication, video elements, interactive digital content and or content management.
  • Create technical documentation for Manitou products.
  • Develop and document procedures for operating and maintaining Manitou products.


  • Interest in technical writing
  • Background in technical studies and  communications
  • Strong mastery of English, grammar and writing
  • College level technical writing classes a plus
  • Videography experience a plus


  • Familiarity with office software (Google Suites)
  • Familiarity with Desktop Publishing software (Adobe, Framemaker, Indesign, Windchill)
  • Research and development skills and experience 
  • Problem solving capability


  • 2-3 years college education in a technical or communications field

Internal & External Connections:


  • Technical communications colleagues overseas
  • Engineering and product development team members
  • Service, parts, and training support personnel
  • Legal, marketing, and other subject matter experts
  • Sales and product management team members


  • Dealer network and end users
  • Industry organizations

Localization and Travel Expected:

  • This position is located in West Bend, WI
  • No travel expected



Our Rewards & Recognition:

In addition to an inclusive compensation package, we offer a comprehensive benefits program, including: Medical/Dental/Vision, 401k including employer match, tuition reimbursement, community-oriented volunteer program, wellness activities, employee and family activities throughout the year, and so much more! See for yourself why Forbes ranked Manitou within the top 125 for World’s Best Employers.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

About Organization

Manitou Group, a world leader in rough-terrain handling, invents, produces, distributes and services material for construction, agriculture and industries.

Our mission is to improve working conditions, safety, efficiency all around the word. while preserving people and their environment We design, manufacture, distribute, and service products and solutions for the material handling, access equipment and compact earth moving activities that work smarter, faster, safer and cost efficiently.

Through its iconic brands - @Manitou, @Gehl and Mustang by Manitou - and its network of 1,050 dealers worldwide, the group offers the best solutions by creating optimum value for its customers.

With its headquarters in France, the group recorded a revenue of 1.6 billion euros across 140 countries in 2020, and it employs 4 400 people who are all committed to satisfying customers.

A fictitious email is currently being circulated promising job opportunities at Manitou Group. We would like to clarify that as an organisation, Manitou Group does not associate with it since this has not originated from our end. For job applications, please visit us at https://careers.manitou-group.com