Job Listing Description

Technical Writer Sr.

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Technical Writer
  • 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.
  • May assist project writer with validating written procedures for equipment.
  • 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.
  • May participate in evaluating project requirements by providing input into time and cost estimates.
  • May assist with overall design of technical documentation by providing input to format and style.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of industry trends, practices, and applications.
  • Maintains a safe work environment and ensures compliance with safety objectives and policies.
  • Working knowledge of hydraulics, mechanics, electronics, and system operations to write technical documentation.
  • Working knowledge of publication software.
  • Ability to understand and translate engineering designs into understandable language for non-engineers and to write documentation while still maintaining the desired meaning.
  • Ability to write technical documentation of limited scope and complexity, engage in problem solving discussions with cross-functional team members, provide guidance to cross-functional team members, and ensure documents are produced on time.
  • Ability to concentrate, attention to detail, and command of the English language. 

Working knowledge of hydraulics, mechanics, electronics, and system operations to write technical documentation. Working knowledge of state-of-the-art publication/page production software and Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) functionality and development processes. Ability to understand complex engineering designs, analyze and interpret engineering drawings and terminology, and translate into understandable language for non-engineers. Communication skills 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. Substantial amounts of concentration and attention to detail to interpret and apply contract requirements to technical documents ensuring the content is accurate and consistent. Command of the English language. Assignment dependent: Eligible for Secret Security Clearance.          
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 of a similar PDF (electronic) markup tool Mechanical/Electrical/Operator Tech Writer Experience/Knowledge Required, preferred in the defense industry Technical Manual Validation/Verification and/or Logistics Demonstration, on-vehicle experience a plus Content Management System (CMS) experience a plus Customer Interaction/Customer Service skills required (some positions involve direct customer interface representing BAE) Ability to work with a diverse team in several physical locations Knowledge of Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) functionality, development processes, and markup languages is preferred Familiarity with relevant military (MIL-STD) and commercial standards Certain positions may require specialized technical knowledge     
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant technical discipline; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, plus 5 additional years of relevant experience      

Job Number: 2110128525
Job Location: Louisville, KY
Duration: 7 months
Input Date: 04/12/2021
Last Updated: 05/07/2021
Attention: Peter Pham
Address: 1215 FERN RIDGE PKWY STE 231
City, State: ST LOUIS, MO 63141
Phone: 314/628-9143
800 Phone: 800/472-3737
Fax Phone: 314/628-9485

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