Tech Writer II

BAE Systems Platforms and Services is currently seeking 2 Tech Writer III’s to support the Combat Vehicles Business Unit in Sterling Heights, MI.

Job Summary:

Creates and revises complex technical documentation tosupport the marketing, operation, repair, and maintenance of company products.Ensures documents conform to company and government standards andspecifications and language usage principles.

Creates and revises technical documentation usingstate-of-the-art publishing software technology including product descriptions,detailed functional descriptions, operating procedures, fault isolation,maintenance and repair procedures, illustrated parts breakdown (IPB),miscellaneous reports, proposals, marketing literature, or other technicaldocumentation pertaining to company products. Ensures compliance with customerrequirements, government specifications, engineering standards, and languageusage principles.

Researches and consults with engineering staff on systemsand equipment to create and revise technical documentation. Analyzes andinterprets engineering drawings and other technical data to translateinformation into technical documentation.

May assist project writer with validating written proceduresfor equipment.

Evaluates illustrations and graphics to determine how tobest utilize them within documentation. Requests the creation of newillustrations/graphics or changes to existing illustrations/graphics.

Ability to understand and translate engineering designs intounderstandable language for non-engineers and to write documentation whilestill maintaining the desired meaning.

Ability to write technical documentation of limited scopeand complexity, engage in problem solving discussions with cross-functionalteam members, provide guidance to cross-functional team members, and ensuredocuments are produced on time.

Ability to concentrate, attention to detail, and command ofthe English language.

Minimum Education and Experience Associate’s Degree Preferred but experience in lieu of education accepted.

Minimum: 2 Years Experience as a Technical Writer, Preferred 5 Years of Experience as a Technical Writer Required Skills and Education

  • XML Authoring Tool

Experience (e.g. Arbortext Epic Editor and Oxygen software),

  • MS Office Tools/Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint required; Access a plus)
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional PDF Software – proficient for use of

illustration markups; or use of a similar PDF (electronic) markup tool

  • Mechanical/Electrical/Operator Tech Writer Experience/Knowledge

Required, preferred in the defense industry,

  • Customer Interaction/Customer Service skills required (some positions

involve direct customer interface representing BAE)

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Validation/Verification, on-vehicle experience a plus
  • Content Management System (CMS) experience a plus

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services Posting BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression EEO Career Site Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities . females . veterans . individuals with disabilities . sexual orientation . gender identity . gender expression


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