General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Technical Writer / Editor in San Diego, California
Job ID#: 18541BR
Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
Title: Technical Writer / Editor
Job Category: Engineering
City: San Diego
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary
Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%
Clearance Required?: Desired
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Writer / Editor position in our Product Support Engineering group in Rancho Bernardo, CA.
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 product 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, software description documents, engineering documents, and by interviewing technical experts.
Plans, coordinates and leads efforts of a small team to complete projects.
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 product 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.
May participate in recommending new and/or modifications to documentation/communication policies and procedures.
May present document(s) to customers and program management staff, make related presentations, and may assist in the document security classification process.
Plans, coordinates and leads efforts of a small team to complete a project.
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.
Typically requires education/formal training equivalent to the completion of an associate's degree in a related discipline and three or more years progressive experience in a technical field. May substitute equivalent professional experience in lieu of education/training.
Must demonstrate an excellent technical understanding of military or commercial systems, and technical writing/editing principles, theories and concepts as well as have knowledge of the development 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 lead in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.
General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.