Job Listing Description

Senior Technical Writer/Editor

Description:
PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Senior Technical Writer/Editor, in York, PA.
  • Creates and revises complex technical documentation to support the marketing, operation, repair, and maintenance of company products.
  • Ensures documents conform to company and government standards and specifications and language usage principles.
  • Creates and revises technical documentation using state-of-the-art publishing software technology including product descriptions, detailed functional descriptions, operating procedures, fault isolation, maintenance and repair procedures, illustrated parts breakdown (IPB), miscellaneous reports, proposals, marketing literature, or other technical documentation pertaining to company products.
  • Ensures compliance with customer requirements, government specifications, engineering standards, and language usage principles.
  • Researches and consults with engineering staff on systems and equipment to create and revise technical documentation.
  • Analyzes and interprets engineering drawings and other technical data to translate information into technical documentation.
  • Researches and consults with engineering staff on systems and equipment to create and revise technical documentation.
  • Analyzes and interprets engineering drawings and other technical data to translate information into technical documentation.
  • Evaluates illustrations and graphics to determine how to best utilize them within the documentation.
  • Requests the creation of new illustrations/graphics or changes to existing illustrations/graphics.
  • Ability to understand complex engineering designs, analyze and interpret engineering drawings and terminology, and translate into understandable language for non-engineers. Ability to create and revise complex technical documentation, effectively answer customer questions and concerns related to company equipment and systems, engage in problem solving discussions with cross-functional team members, provide guidance to cross-functional team members, and ensure documentation is produced on time and within budget.
  • Ability to concentrate, attention to detail, and command of the English language. 

Skills Required: 
  • XML Authoring Tool Experience (e.g. Arbortext Epic Editor and Oxygen software)
  • MS Office Tools/Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint required; Access a plus)
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional PDF Software – proficient for use of illustration markups; or use ofa similar PDF (electronic) markup tool
  • Mechanical/Electrical/Operator Tech Writer


Experience/Knowledge Required, preferred in the defense industry,

  • Validation/Verification, on-vehicle experience a plus,
  • Content Management System (CMS) experience a plus
  • Authoring diagnostic troubleshooting experience a plus
  • Customer Interaction/Customer Service skills required (some positions involve direct customerinterface representing client)  


Experience Required: 

  • 1 to 5 years Adobe Captivate programming experience Interest in supporting requirements process.
  • Experience with online course design and LMS SCORM compliance.
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.
  • Experience in design principles (i.e. page layout, typography, color theory, visual focus, audio, and video) 3-5 years experience Technical writing  
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical discipline; or an equivalent combination of education and experience plus 5 additional year’s relevant experience 

Education Required: 

  • Bachelor's degree or commiserate experience  

Skills Preferred:

  • Authoring diagnostic troubleshooting experience a plus  



  
 
Job Number: 1810093613
Job Location: York, PA
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 11/30/2018
Firm Name: PDS TECHNICAL SERVICES
Attention: Tiffany Armour
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
Email: cecjphoenix@pdstech.com
Website: https://pdsjobs.force.com/candidates/job_detail?id=a1i50000002f853AAA&URLSource=cjhunter

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