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Specialist, Technical Writer

Company: L3Harris Technologies
Location: Waco
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:


Job Title: Specialist, Technical Writer

Job Code: IMS20222704-81370

Job Location: Waco, TX

Job Description:

Creates, develops, plans, writes and edits aircraft technical manuals for operational, instructional, maintenance or test procedures for paper, multimedia or web-based publication. Conducts interviews with various users and technical staff to gather data for documentation. Documents engineering processes and specifications. Recommends formats responsive to technical and customer requirements. Authors and/or edits operation and maintenance instruction manuals, flight manuals, illustrated parts catalog/breakdown manuals, troubleshooting / fault isolation manuals, and wiring manuals.

  • Authors aircraft technical manuals for operational, instructional, maintenance or test procedures for paper, multimedia or web-based publication in accordance with industry standards (iSpec 2200, MIL-STD-38784, MIL-STD-1808, MIL-DTL-38807, MIL-DTL-87929) and customer requirements.
  • Maintain document / configuration control of work products.
  • Work within a team organization and contribute to professional discussions.
  • May lead a team of technical writers for new programs(s).
  • Tracks budgets, actuals, and forecast hours.
  • Supports bid and proposal efforts for new pursuits.
  • Recommends areas for continuous improvement.

    Job Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in a related field (engineering, technical, or technical writing) and minimum 4 years of prior aircraft technical publications technical writing experience.
    • Advanced-level competency writing a variety of commercial and/or aircraft maintenance/flight manuals.
    • Excellent oral and written communication abilities.
    • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio) and Adobe Acrobat DC.
    • Must be able to obtain a Security Clearance.

      Preferred Skills (beyond required):
      • Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) License
      • Maintenance or operator background with C-130 or other military aircraft
      • Experience with technical training / instruction.
      • Experience with document / configuration control tools (e.g. Teamcenter)
      • Prior experience leading technical writing projects with a team of technical writers.
      • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with publishing software (e.g. Adobe Framemaker)
      • Intermediate to advanced proficiency WebEx UltraAuthor, Structured FrameMaker and/or XML editing software applications (Arbortext, XMLSpy, Oxygen XML Editor etc.).

Keywords: L3Harris Technologies, Waco , Specialist, Technical Writer, IT / Software / Systems , Waco, Texas

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