Sr. Tech Writer (Secret clearance)

Location: Huntsville, AL
Date Posted: 06-12-2018
Life Cycle Engineering is looking for a Technical Writer to: 
• Develop and update Technical Manuals used at Intermediate Level Maintenance Facilities for a new configuration of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM). 
• Perform configuration and assembly/disassembly data gathering, and document formatting, editing, proofreading, and quality control functions to produce technical publications in a deadline-driven environment. 
• Work with subject matter experts, drawings and engineers to develop or edit graphics for technical publications, 
• Interact with co-workers, subject matter experts and customers to understand and meet product needs. 
• Manage multiple deadlines and priorities within specified time frames. 

The ideal candidate will have 8+ years’ experience developing/maintaining technical manuals and/or factory instructions on US Navy programs, knowledge of Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) processes, strong English and grammar skills, the flexibility to work in both traditional authoring tools and non-standard authoring tools, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interpret engineering drawings and other engineering documents as needed.

Required Skills:
• Bachelor degree in a technical or related field
• Strong English and grammar skills
• 4+ years’ experience developing and maintaining Navy, Army and/or Air Force technical manuals • 3+ years’ experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings, blueprints, Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs), and other engineering documents as source data for technical documentation development
• Proficiency with MSOffice applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project) & Adobe Acrobat
Desired Skills:
• Experience with the Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM)
• 8+ years’ experience developing/maintaining technical manuals and/or factory instructions on US Navy programs
• Strong commitment to quality
• Strong verbal communication skills
• Ability to work in a highly collaborative team setting and successfully navigate a fast-paced, challenging environment while being result-oriented • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
• Detailed oriented but also able to understand and communicate the bigger picture
• Experience leading project teams and effective communication skills
• Good organizational skills by setting priorities and working within deadlines 
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