Technical Editor and Writer 3

Writes, rewrites and/or edits technical documents such as technical procedure manuals, user manuals, programming manuals, service manuals, operational specifications, and related technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences. Primary responsibilities include writing/updating payload and ground equipment maintenance manuals, supporting manual verifications with customer, creating service bulletins, and writing/updating a payload operator manual.

Acquires subject knowledge by: (1) interviewing product developers, engineers, logisticians, lab technicians, 3-D model animators, production personnel, and field technicians, (2) observing performance of system maintenance, and (3) researching technical specifications, related program documents, engineering drawings, 3-D animations/job aids, and maintenance videos. Responsible for coordinating equipment photo shoots with on-staff photographer. Responsible for acquiring/creating original illustrations for manuals.


Conducts peer reviews of program documents generated; coordinates stakeholder review with Configuration Management (CM).

Basic Qualifications:

6 Years with Bachelors; 4 Years with Masters.

Must have excellent technical writing skills with a focus on accuracy and consistency of both technical information and documentation layout.

Must be a highly motivated, self-starter who is deadline-driven. Writer will be responsible for all phases of document generation (i.e., researching, writing, customer verification, incorporating verification updates, and delivery via CM).

Must have a focus on the end-user needs to safely performing his/her job, while protecting the equipment from potential damage and ensuring a successful mission.

Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, PhotoShop, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Snag-It. Must be familiar with ClearCase for document upload/retrieval and ClearQuest for DocDefect status and reporting. Must have a background in (or an excellent understanding of) hardware maintenance and all phases of logistics. Must be able to read engineering drawings and be able to research available resources in a timely manner to find needed information. Must be able to manage his/her time well to generate high quality documentation on schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional qualifications include: (1) an understanding of Configuration Management processes, (2) experience with creating software user manuals and test cases, and (3) experience with training development. Experience with Visio, AutoCAD, Solidworks, 3-D Modeling, and/or S1000D are a plus.

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