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Principal Technical Editor and Writer - Secret

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Principal Technical Editor and Writer, in San Diego, CA.

The selected candidate will develop and implement software integration plans in a lab environment supporting various space, aircraft, and ground systems.

  • Write, rewrite, and/or edit documents such as operational procedure manuals and related technical publications.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, operational specifications and instructions to aircrew audiences to include military personnel.
  • Act as a resourceful point of contact to Engineering and the Test teams.
  • Support the development of teams in the investigation of issues.
  • Develop, implement, and support the Technical Order (TO) development and build plans.
  • Demonstrate initiative to acquire subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referencing technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals.
  • Requires active participation in overseeing the preparation of illustrative materials, including the selection of drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts.
  • Requires the responsibility to conduct detailed quality reviews and to work closely with customers and engineers for issue resolution.

Basic Qualifications:
  • 6 Years with Bachelors, 4 Years with Masters, or equivalent experience.
  • Previous Flight Manual authoring and development experience.
  • Familiar with pilot and/or mission operator controls, displays, and general knowledge of aircraft systems.
  • Previous experience developing Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs).
  • Strong attention to detail and personal organization.
  • Be a pro-active team player who thinks ahead, plans and suggests solutions.
  • Must be able to attain a Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Military and/or Pilot experience preferred in unmanned or manned aircraft. Familiar with pilot and sensor operator controls, displays, and general knowledge of all aircraft systems.
  • Ability to support airworthiness military type certification. General understanding of S1000D, SGML or XML authoring software, common source database, and technical publications development processes.
  • Ability to interpret engineering documentation including drawings, specifications, alert bulletins and other technical documents.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Must be able to perform work with little or minimal supervision.
  • High literacy in structured authoring environment (bookplan structure, task numbering and DTDs/schema, elements, tagging and attributes).
  • Experience producing electronic technical data.

Job Number: 1910106668
Job Location: San Diego, CA
Duration: 8 months
Input Date: 11/27/2019
Attention: Mike Flanery
Address: 50 FOUNDERS PLAZA STE 304
City, State: EAST HARTFORD, CT 06108
Phone: 860/289-2643
800 Phone: 866/636-4723
Fax Phone: 800/556-5284

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