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Lead Sr. Technical Writer

Various Locations, USA
Company Overview
The Lockwood Group is a Global Professional Services Provider established with a purpose to deliver Mission Readiness service and solution to the Department of Defense and Federal Government. Our culture is built upon a Mission Readiness vision and our six core values. We believe in customer centric service delivery with intent to uncover, understand, and solve the underlying problems of the true end customers for our services – the military (the soldier, airman, seaman and Marine) and federal service professionals.

Position Summary
The Lockwood Group is looking to hire a Lead Sr. Technical Writer to support our Army customer in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. 

Job Requirements:
  • Serve as lead technical writer in an IPT/SIPT stakeholder environment in support of Army ACAT program documentation development.

  • Responsible for outlining, prioritizing and completing technical writing development tasks in a manner that coincides with overall program cost, performance, schedule and contract requirements.

  • Independently plans, drafts, edits, and prepares a variety of technical publications such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Technical Manuals (TMs), Modification Work Orders (MWOs), and other publication requirements.

  • Coordinates, edits, and finalizes technical documents through application of editing and writing standards, procedures, formatting and terminology.

  • Prepares technical documents, sheets, or papers based on research, subject matter expert (SME) or technical advisor input, observation of perfected or certified processes, or agency policy. Consult SMEs in order to develop content materials, and other special process technical data. 

  • Writes/edits documents using technical terminology to end-user requirements and level of understanding. Reviews material for proper grammatical usage, punctuation, format, spelling, style, and order of presentation. Rewrites sentences within paragraphs to improve clarity of meaning and consistency. Develops technical documentation formats and assures conformance to military standards and customer specifications. Coordinates changes or controversial information regarding format, content, grammatical usage, etc., with SME/Supervisor.

  • Maintains records documenting development of documents such as revision tracking, dated milestones, letters of instruction, format, number of drawings and numeric designation, writer, etc. Uses state-of-the-art desktop publishing software and other software/hardware to prepare technical documents, i.e. word processing, line art creation and manipulation, or similar assisted drawing software.

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree and at least 6 years of relevant technical writer experience

    • Or a High School Diploma/GED, and at least 10 years of technical writer experience

  • Experience in the development of military technical manuals in compliance with MIL-STD-40051C, MIL-STD-3031 and MIL-STD-38784 and other applicable standards and guidance.

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 25%

  • Must have an active Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience providing support to the Department of Defense (DoD) /Army program of record (ACAT 1 to 3)

  • Experience producing, editing, and converting graphics and digital images using Adobe Illustrator (AI).

  • Proficient in developing and maintaining technical documents using Microsoft Office 365 suite, Adobe PDF, Ultra Edit, Arbortext, and Notepad++.

  • Well versed in Logistic Management Information (LMI) and Integrated Logistics Supports (ILS) technical functions, support elements and documentation.

  • Proficient in managing, editing, converting source or technical in SGML, XML, HTML or PDF formats.

The Lockwood Group offers a competitive benefits package, including Paid Time Off, medical, dental, and vision insurance, health and wellness, various optional add-on benefits, and a retirement 401(k) plan with Company match.

Lockwood Credo, Core Values and Culture
The Lockwood mission is to create an organization focused on service.  We serve – each other, the soldier, our customers, our employees, our partners, our vendors, and our community. Service is at the center of our Core Values and Culture.
Our customers come first.  Being responsive, professional and reliable is why we are hired.  We aim to deliver on all promises, exceeding customer expectations and making certain all business decisions are made with the customer in mind.

Our employees are the face of our service.  They are at the front lines working with our customers daily, and it is Lockwood’s duty to serve our employees. This means designing a culture centered around core values that inspire, retain and grow the best talent.

Our partners are fuel for our engine.  Our great vendors, consultants and teaming partners combine to fuel Lockwood, ensuring we successfully deliver always.  We work alongside our partners as one cohesive team.

Service to the community is important to us.  We seek to volunteer, engage and support our communities through investment of time and resources.

This service mindset is what inspired company founders to embark on the journey to deliver on the promise to Lead the Way to Mission Readiness for all people we serve.

The following 6 Core Values are the foundation by which we serve:

•Ethics and Integrity
•Customer Commitment 
•Team and Family Environment

If these Core Values resonate with you, we would love to have you join our team! 

The Lockwood Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. The Lockwood Group will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant laws.

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