Job Listing Description

Flight Technical Writer

Flight Technical Writer (L3) 

Location: Shelton, CT


Butler Aerospace & Defense is seeking an experienced technical writer to work in our writing group authoring flight manuals (i.e., Operator’s manuals and associated Checklists).  This position is in support of contracted technical manual revision services and the creation of new publications.

Areas of Responsibility/Essential Functions

Under general direction and according to standard practice, the technical writer works independently on the analysis, organization, and writing of assigned portions of aircraft flight publications.
Performs a variety of duties in preparing technical writing assignments, covering portions of aircraft flight publications
Research, writing, and development of portions of aircraft flight publications according to the governing specification and published standard work
Develop concise, complete, technically accurate, and easy to understand technical information in a timely fashion with a very high level of quality
Exercise initiative and judgment in carrying out detail writing assignments working from engineering drawings, specifications, performance data, or other similar literature. Judgment required compiling and selecting technical data for text and illustrations
Develop and coordinate the revision/creation of technical illustrations with illustrators on form and content of illustrations in support of  aircraft flight publications
Provide frequent status to supervision
Meet established internal and external delivery milestones
Interface with engineers and pilots over the content and review of the publications when required
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.


Technical Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

Ability to write flight procedures from engineering drawings, specifications, performance data, or other similar literature
Ability to write operator procedures for aircraft with integrated avionics suites (i.e., “glass cockpits”)
Familiarity with the operation of aircraft systems
Ability to dissect complex and interdependent processes into discrete and detailed steps to enhance end-users ability to understand and follow the directions
Ability to read and interpret original equipment manufacturer (OEM) manuals
Ability to read and interpret military and commercial specification and standards
Strong analytical and complex problem solving skills
Ability to self-edit written and graphical work
Proficient with desktop publishing using content management software
Proficient with SGML/XML structured document authoring such as EpicEditor or equivalent
Proficient with various research (i.e., customer-specific) applications for technical issues
Strong computer skills with a working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office
Preferred, but not required:
Military and/or civilian pilot license
Military and/or civilian flight experience
Experience with rotary wing aircraft
A&P mechanic’s license, or equivalent military experience in aircraft maintenance
Ability to use of aircraft technical manuals and related technical data
Experience with Content@ content management software and XyVision publishing software

               Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Professional communication proficiency with written and verbal English and in-depth knowledge of engineering and other technical terminology
Professional communication proficiency to interact effectively with coworkers, supervisor, managers, and customers
Ability to work collaboratively with others
Ability to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines in fast-paced and dynamic environment
Ability to demonstrate initiative and be self-motivated
Organizational skills
Time management skills
Detail orientation
Task and goal-orientation
Responsive and time-sensitive to customer’s delivery schedule
Strong, customer-focused work ethic and positive attitude
Ability to mentor less experienced and knowledgeable writers on the team

Work Experience

Minimum 2 years technical writing experience

Required Education

Requires advanced knowledge of technical publications writing.  Must have understanding of engineering specifications drawings, designs, and English composition.
Associate or Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent trade experience

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Work authorization: Must be a U.S. person with the ability to work in the U.S.
Security clearance: Required for some assignments at Top Secret level

Work Environment

This position operates in a professional office environment.
This position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, printers, and fax machines.


Limited travel maybe required to support validations.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications


Special Demands


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice due to business needs.


Butler America Aerospace, LLC. is proud to provide an equal opportunity workplace and be an affirmative action employer. Consider Butler because we are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We recognize that we thrive on diversity for the benefit of our employees, our customers, and the communities where we are located. Employment with Butler America Aerospace, LLC. is governed on the basis of qualifications and competence without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
Job Number: 57052
Job Location: Shelton, CT
Per Diem: Possible
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 09/30/2019
Attention: David Surreira

City, State: SHELTON, CT 06484
Phone: 203/926-2705
Fax Phone: 203/926-0082

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