Technical Writer, Hunt Valley, MD

Location: Hunt Valley, MD
Date Posted: 04-26-2018
Technical Writer
Location: Hunt Valley, MD
 
About Us
The Lockwood Group (www.thelockwoodgroupllc.com), headquartered on Aberdeen Proving Ground, is  C4ISR Engineering, Integrated Logistics and Training Services Provider helping to modernize, sustain and field C4ISR systems in support of the Warfighter.  We are a family owned Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business co-led by West Point graduate James T Lockwood and his son James F Lockwood.
 
Job Summary:
Technical Writer with 3 to 7 years of experience that will be responsible for the development of technical publications that document the operation and maintenance of various equipment.
 
Responsibilities:
Analysis of engineering data and drawings for pertinent information:
Our external and internal customers rely heavily on the content and accuracy of the technical manuals produced by our technical writers. These manuals are critical to the efficiency and safety of the end-user. Technical Writers review and conduct analysis of engineering/technical data and drawings to gather pertinent information required for the development of Technical Manuals (TMs) and Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs). Collaborate with the Logistics Management Information (LMI) group to gather required information on procedures to be written based on the task analysis performed.
 
Development of theory of operation, operating instructions, maintenance instructions; remove/replace procedures for technical manuals:
Development of publications work packages that include; equipment description, theory of operation, operator instructions, troubleshooting procedures, maintenance instructions (remove and replace procedures), and supporting information (Repair Parts and Special Tools Lists). Procedure development to be done in MS Word for page base publications, and Arbortext xml authoring language for Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals.
 
Complete edits for compliance with all applicable specifications, standards, validation, and verification. Coordination of quality-control, illustrating, and production activities required ensuring the accuracy and adequacy of each publication while adhering to established timelines:
Review detailed program requirements with the Lead Writer to complete the publications activities in accordance with the applicable publications plan and applicable specifications. Participate in publications Integrated Product Team (IPT) meetings to gather relevant information to support the publications development process while meeting schedule milestones. Coordinate with Illustrating to communicate graphics required to support the detailed steps in the procedures being developed.
 
Participation in review conferences with internal and external customers. May provide direction to other writers and support personnel who may assist with assigned tasks. Coordination of in-process and final reviews:
Responsible for adhering to schedule deadlines and allocated budgets on assigned programs. Support internal in-process quality reviews, final reviews, and in-process review conferences with customers to monitor status of assigned programs. Participate in contractor led technical manual validation events (performing the written publications procedures for accuracy and adequacy). Incorporation of all validation comments prior to the customer verification events (customer team performs validated procedures as final quality check before publication of the manual content). Adhere to quality standards and principals to provide exceptional product content and delivery.
 
Qualifications:
  • 3 to 7 years of technical writing experience.
  • Experience using PTC Arbortext Technical Publication Software or similar publication development environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to take initiative.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings
  • Ability to gather, analyze and summarize data to develop appropriate actions.
  • Able to quickly adapt to change.
  • Active Secret Security clearance
 
Desirable Qualifications:
  • UAS product support experience
  • WebX S1000D Technical Publication Software
  • Military experience a plus
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