Technical Writer / Editor in Poway, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 5/15/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contingent
  • Location:
    Poway, CA
  • Job Type:
    Telecommunications
  • Duration:
    24 weeks
  • Date Posted:
    5/15/2018
  • Job ID:
    114839
  • Pay Rate
    $25.0 - $27.0/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone
    714/921-7031

Job Description

Major aerospace company is seeking Flight Operations specialist to work as a technical writer. Flight Ops candidates would have previous military or civilian experience, but as operators (pilots, navigators or sensor operators) versus maintainers. Any experience creating or updating user manuals is desired.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for researching, documenting and developing detailed operator, maintenance and troubleshooting procedures, checklists, technical specifications, alert bulletins, training materials and other procedures and reports.
  • Ensures final materials clearly and effectively communicate the technical information and data to appropriate audiences; ensures documents are developed in accordance with the requested specifications; and collects and accumulates appropriate technical information through researching and analyzing technical data and publications, test plans, design specifications/documentation, software description documents, engineering documents and by interviewing technical experts.
  • Researches, documents and develops detailed operator, maintenance and troubleshooting procedures, checklists, technical specifications, alert bulletins, training materials and other procedures and reports.
  • Collects and accumulates appropriate technical information through researching and analyzing technical data and publications, engineering drawings, test procedures, design specifications/documentation, software description documents, engineering documents and by interviewing technical experts.
  • Ensures documents are developed in accordance with the requested specifications and contractual requirements, including development of any necessary illustrations, photographs, or other graphic representations.
  • Ensures final materials clearly and effectively communicate the technical information and data.
  • Coordinates technical document reviews and approval signatures, which may include appropriate security classification prior to document distribution.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating practices and procedures.
  • Additional duties as assigned or required.

Essential Qualifications

Typically requires education/formal training equivalent to the completion of an associate's degree in a related discipline and one or more years’ experience in a technical field.

May substitute equivalent professional experience in lieu of education/training. Must demonstrate a basic technical understanding of military or commercial systems and technical writing/editing practices and standards, as well as have knowledge of the documentation of technical manuals and documentation.

Must have knowledge of computer-based tools in the production of technical documentation.

Must Have:

 (1) the ability to grasp new concepts quickly;

(2) the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information;

(3) good organization skills;

(4) the ability to identify issues and recognize deviations from accepted practices and processes;

(5) basic analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document and report; and,

(6) knowledge of computer operations and applications. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential, as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.

•Typically requires education/formal training equivalent to the completion of an associate's degree in a related discipline and one or more years experience in a technical field. May substitute equivalent professional experience in lieu of education/training. 
•Must demonstrate a basic technical understanding of military or commercial systems and technical writing/editing practices and standards, as well as have knowledge of the documentation of technical manuals and documentation. 
•Must have knowledge of computer-based tools in the production of technical documentation. 
•Must possess the ability to grasp new concepts quickly. 
•The ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information; good organization skills. 
•The ability to identify issues and recognize deviations from accepted practices and processes. 
•Basic analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document and report. 
•Knowledge of computer operations and applications. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential, as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.