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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.

  • 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 Flight Manual authoring and development experience.
  • 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: 1910098128
Job Location: San Diego, CA
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 06/06/2019
Attention: Keishea Dixon
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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