Job Listing Description

Principle Technical Editor and Writer

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Principle Technical Editor and Writer, in Huntsville AL.
Position Summary / Responsibilities: 

  • Writes, rewrites and/or edits technical documents such as technical procedure manuals, user manuals, programming manuals, service manuals, operational specifications, and related technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences. Author in xml using ArborText Editor and AMCOM’s Interactive Authoring and Display System (IADS).
  • Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals.
  • Oversees preparation of illustrative materials, selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts.
  • Conducts quality review of materials, provides statuses and reports as required, and interfaces directly with the customer and Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) publications representatives. 

Basic Qualifications: 
  • MUST be proficient in the use of Arbortext Editor, IADS, MS Office Suite, and Adobe Acrobat Professional. 
  • MUST be proficient in the function, use, and manipulation of DTDs, style sheets, and associated Live DTDs. 
  • MUST be extremely familiar with military (U.S. Army) maintenance concepts to include the Army’s two-level maintenance concept and maintenance allocation chart (MAC) use in TM development. 
  • MUST demonstrate proficiency in the development (creation, writing, editing, reviewing, finalization, and publishing) of paged-based and frame-based technical manuals utilizing xml editing software for IETMs and ETMs. 
  • MUST be proficient in the development Operator, Maintainer, and Sustainment level IETMs and ETMs to include Repair Parts and Special Tools List. 
  • MUST have the ability to research, review, understand technical information, interpret engineering drawings, interface with maintenance engineers and provisioners, and develop procedural information for technical documentation. 
  • MUST be able to participate in peer reviews, Validation, and Verification events to ensure accuracy, usability and compliance of IETMs/ETMs with contract requirements and associated specifications. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills and be able to prepare and present reports and presentations using MS Office products to co-workers, managers, and customers. 
  • Familiarity with DoD specifications MIL-STD-40051-*, MIL-HDBK-1222*, and MIL-PRF-63002L (TM). 
  • Familiarity with the creation, editing , review, finalization, and publishing of DMWRs, PMCs, LOs, MWOs, BDARs, and SBs pamphlets pocket guides, quick reference guides, and commercial pamphlets across multiple services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, and Coast Guard). 
  • Familiarity of Government Printing Office (GPO) style guide. 
  • Knowledge of Beyond Compare, Ultra Edit, and XMLSpy software. 
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time, and potentially climb upon large vehicles or systems. May occasionally be required to lift up to 50 pounds. 
  • Have the ability to travel (<10%) when required, mostly within CONUS. 
  • Have the ability to multitask on more than one project at a time. 
  • Have the ability to work with a group or independently, and able to complete assigned tasks within the required deadlines.

Job Number: 1910102428
Job Location: Huntsville, AL
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 08/07/2019
Attention: Alex Lieberman
Address: 1839 S ALMA SCHOOL RD STE 250
City, State: MESA, AZ 85210
Phone: 480/929-9922
800 Phone: 800/657-0997
Fax Phone: 480/929-9779

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