Company: Arcturus UAV
Posted on: January 4, 2022
The Technical Writer III is a member of the Technical Publications
team, and under general direction, will be responsible for
contributing to the production of Technical Manuals (TM),
Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM), instructional
materials, job aids, templates, SOPs and other written resources
aimed at the defense sector. You will be required to communicate
complex information in a clear, concise, and accurate manner. There
will be opportunities to work on multiple cross-functional projects
involving the Publications, Training, Field Operations, and
Write, format, edit technical documents supporting aircraft, its
associated support equipment, and aviation operations.
Contribute to the development of technical procedure manuals, user
manuals, system limitations, 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.
Assist in migration of existing data and content from legacy
systems to a single-source authoring environment.
Assist in alignment of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) materials
and documentation with DoD standards.
Development experience using an xml Authoring Tool and some
knowledge of DoD project writing specifications and standards
(e.g., ATA, S1000D, MIL-STD-40051, MIL-STD-3001, MIL-STD-38784,
Work with subject matter experts to create technical documentation
for procedures and tasks.
Have knowledge of and experience working with IETMs
Ensure clear, concise, and accurate technical documentation is
authored and technical authoring adheres to processes required by
Ability to handle sensitive material in compliance with all
internal and external requirements
Ability to work with company stakeholders across functional
competencies and management levels.
Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires
evaluation of identifiable factors
Bachelor's degree in Technical Writing, English, Communication, or
equivalent discipline is required or equivalent combination of
education, training, and experience
5-8 years' experience as a technical writer/editor in the aviation,
aerospace, or defense field with Bachelor's degree OR
High School Diploma/GED or AA Degree with 9-12 years' experience as
a technical writer/editor in the aviation, aerospace, or defense
Experience preferably in the following industries: aviation,
aerospace, defense sector
Ability to read and interpret complex engineering drawings,
specifications, and system description documents.
Proficiency in both written and oral communication skills.
Strong technical/engineering/mechanical background with ability to
grasp complex mechanical and aviation related processes.
Must be able to work under pressure and within strict deadlines,
receiving little instruction
Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies
Familiarity with DoD/Govt. contracting and the aerospace industry
Experience with Learning Management Systems (LMS) and/or creation
of online learning content.
Basic graphic/video editing skills.
Help Authoring Tool (HAT) development experience (FrameMaker,
MadCap Flare, RoboHelp, etc).
Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where
small teams share a broad variety of duties
Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team
above one's own interests
Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and
enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company
Ability to work in an office environment (Constant)
Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use
hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard
U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder)
required, per ITAR definition
COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our communities,
families and employees. With employee health and safety as our top
priority, and as mandated by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring
Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, all newly
hired employees, in the United States, must be fully vaccinated
before their start date. At this time, AeroVironment's vaccine
requirement only applies to employees based in the U.S. Non-U.S.
locations will have their own vaccination policies in accordance
with local laws and regulations.
AeroVironment / Arcturus cares about its team members and actively
fosters a healthy and safe work environment.
AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer,
M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws.
We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment
opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment
regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin,
marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran
and all others that may apply.
AeroVironment / Arcturus UAV is an aerospace manufacturer designing
and producing unmanned aircraft systems in Petaluma, CA.
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