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Spring 2025 Co-Op - Technical Writing - Mechanical (Bachelors)



Canonsburg, PA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Requisition #: 14336

Our Mission: Powering Innovation That Drives Human Advancement

When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.

Innovate With Ansys, Power Your Career.


Ansys empowers the world's most innovative companies to design and deliver transformational products by offering the best and broadest engineering simulation software to solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Thus, through our enriching intern program, we help develop the next generation of engineers and technologists. Co-ops alternate between school and full-time work assignments each semester. Each semester builds upon the foundational learning that prepares you for more advanced problem solutions. In this position, you will support the Mechanical Business Unit. This is a 40-hour per week paid position starting January 2025 and ending in April 2025.


  • Assist the team in some or all the following areas:
  • Gather, organize, read, and analyze technical information, concepts, programs, and existing product information from various sources to document new or changing product functionality.
  • Write, format, and proof technical information for technical and non-technical users.
  • Test product tutorials and update steps and images as needed.
  • Create graphic aides, figures, or charts within documents.
  • Produce video “how-to” topics using Camtasia or similar video creation software.
  • Prepare and complete work adhering to project goals and schedules.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by preparing product information that is useful, accurate, and user friendly.
  • Collaborate with personnel from technical departments to resolve usability issues and information discrepancies.
  • Ensure that all product information is reviewed and approved following quality assurance procedures.
  • Other job-related duties that may be assigned by management from time to time.


  • You must be pursuing a master’s degree in Professional Writing/Technical Writing or a bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing, Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical major with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the co-op/intern program.
  • You must provide a writing sample as part of the application process.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Sharp and tenacious problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Team player, responsible, and motivated.


  • A graduate student enrolled in a graduate level Professional/Technical Writing program, or an undergraduate Sophomore or Junior pursuing a Technical Writing, Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical degree. Job duties and compensation will be adjusted depending on your academic level.
  • Experience with technical writing or writing of other published works, including blogs, journals, literary magazines, etc.
  • Experience with scripting languages. • Experience with a software development environment using tools such as git or GitHub.
  • Exposure to engineering simulation software (i.e., Ansys).
  • Experience with CAMTASIA or other video-editing software.
  • Exposure to XML, HTML, and/or DocBook mark-up languages.

Other notes: You will work with a variety of senior writers to implement Ansys help content for online help, tutorials, and videos. You are not required to know how to use our software products, but you must be detail oriented, eager to learn new writing production tools, and have a user-centric perspective. Projects can last anywhere from one day to several weeks, depending on our present workload

At Ansys, we know that changing the world takes vision, skill, and each other. We fuel new ideas, build relationships, and help each other realize our greatest potential. We are ONE Ansys. We operate on three key components: the commitments to our stakeholders, the behaviors of how we work together, and the actions of how we deliver results. Together as ONE Ansys, we are powering innovation that drives human advancement.

Our Commitments:

  • Amaze with innovative products and solutions
  • Make our customers incredibly successful
  • Act with integrity
  • Ensure employees thrive and shareholders prosper

Our Values:

  • Adaptability: Be open, welcome what's next
  • Courage: Be courageous, move forward passionately
  • Generosity: Be generous, share, listen, serve
  • Authenticity: Be you, make us stronger

Our Actions:

  • We commit to audacious goals
  • We work seamlessly as a team
  • We demonstrate mastery
  • We deliver outstanding results

We believe diverse thinking leads to better outcomes. We are committed to creating and nurturing a workplace that fuels this by welcoming people, no matter their background, identity, or experience, to a workplace where they are valued and where diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging thrive.


At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in working with well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high — met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head on. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at a lower cost.

At Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery, and the collaboration. It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished.” And it’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can, and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy, and ethics.

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following more recent awards, although our list goes on: Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplace globally and in the U.S., Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (Belgium, China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and U.K.).

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Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.