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Technical Writer - Unmanned Aerial Systems (Active Clearance Required)

 
Job Tracking ID:  85347-273186
Location:   Roseville, CA
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  September 17, 2018
 
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Job Description:

**Active Security Clearance Required**

Creates, develops, plans, writes and edits technical documentation and manuals for customers that describe CEis products and how to use them, including proofing, verification & validation of, and the preparation of training materials in accordance with contractual requirements.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Technical Writer. Each level of Technical Writer has additional duties and responsibilities listed.

Technical Writer (all)

  1. Generates documentation per contractual data requirements for projects that affect multiple systems, involve several suppliers/teaming partners, and require infrequent customer interface.
  2. Manages effort and time within the budget and schedule provided and is responsible for working within the allocated budget.
  3. Reports project status periodically (actual budget/schedule vs. proposed budget/schedule).
  4. With acute attention to detail, plans projects and executes to the plan.
  5. Utilizes understanding of government contractual requirements as defined in applicable Data Item Descriptions (DIDs) outlined in the Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) to develop accurate and compliant documentation.
  6. Utilizes understanding of technical source data, including interviews of technicians and engineering personnel, interpreting that data into written assembly procedures, line art/illustrations, and descriptions.
  7. Prepares formal, controlled technical documentation (ie. user manuals, technical orders, training materials, flight manuals, etc.) in the formats requested by each customer.
  8. Prepares and presents documentation review material in support of technical interchange meetings with suppliers and external/internal customers.
  9. Supports business development efforts in preparation of quotes, proposals and sales   efforts.
  10. Coordinates and conducts verification and validation activities associated with technical documentation, including interface with the customer.
  11. Develops and complies with standardized templates and formats for internal and external documentation, presentations, and training materials.
  12. Complies with established QMS procedures.
  13. Tracks time spent on jobs and enters it electronically.
  14. Other duties may be assigned, inclusive of some Configuration or Data Management duties

Technical Writer II:

  1. Performs all duties listed above.
  2. Generates documentation per contractual data requirements for complex projects that affect multiple systems, involve several suppliers/teaming partners, and require frequent customer interface.
  3. May be called upon to conduct training for customers and orient them to technical documentation from time to time.
  4. Acts as a key proposal lead for written technical volumes.
  5. Interacts with and may direct assignments of Technical Illustrator and lower level Technical Writers to ensure final product is compliant with customer requirements and represents company professionally.
  6. Mentors and trains lower level Technical Writers.
  7. Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  

 None 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:    The education and experience listed below apply to and build upon all successive levels of Technical Writer.

Technical Writer  

  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary
  • Some familiarity with Military Standards and Specifications applicable to technical manuals and documentation, i.e. MIL-STD-38784, MIL-DTL-23618, MIL-DTL-81927, MIL-STD-3001,  and MIL-PRF-83495B.
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules
  • Ability to maintain detailed and accurate records, controlling revision history.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work independently in a fast paced, dynamic work environment
  • Effective time management and prioritization skills
  • Familiarity with desktop publishing tools (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Enovia DMU Navigator, DWG Editor, Catia, AutoCad, Arbortext and/or Framemaker).
  • Demonstrated passion for customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills.
  • Ability to travel as necessary.

Technical Writer II

  • Understanding of Military Standards and Specifications applicable to technical manuals and documentation, i.e. MIL-STD-38784, MIL-DTL-23618, MIL-DTL-81927, MIL-STD-3001,  and MIL-PRF-83495B.
  • Working knowledge of desktop publishing tools (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Enovia DMU Navigator, DWG Editor, Catia, AutoCad, Arbortext and/or Framemaker

 

 

Experience and Skills:

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Technical Writer I

  1. AA degree in a related  field; Bachelors degree preferred
  2. 2 years directly related experience
  3. Equivalent combination of education and experience, including experience in the development and maintenance of U.S. military maintenance and operations documentation, may be considered in lieu of educational requirements
  4. Must have an active U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 

 

Technical Writer II

  1. Bachelors degree in related field
  2. 5+ years directly related experience, preferably in aerospace industry.
  3. Equivalent combination of education and experience, including experience in the development and maintenance of U.S. military maintenance and operations documentation, may be considered in lieu of educational requirements.
  4. Must have an active U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).  

WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work on/around subscale target/UAV aircraft and ground support equipment.
  • Primarily office environment.
  • May work infrequently at manufacturing plant and/or at subscale target/UAV maintenance and launch facilities.
  • May work extended hours or weekends
  • May travel occasionally.

 


Additional Information:
 
Job Level:   Mid Career (2+ years)
Number of Openings:   1
Years of Experience:   More than 5 Years
Level of Education:   BA/BS
Starting Date :   ASAP