Technical Writer - Sensors - Electronic Systems - Charlotte, North Carolina United States - 22734

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Job #: 22734
Title: Technical Writer - Sensors - Electronic Systems
Job Location: Charlotte, North Carolina - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $60,000.00 - $70,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Regional
Relocation Paid?: NO


We are looking for a Technical Writer, XML experience is key to this role. Must have ability to obtain and/or maintain a DoD Secret level clearance.  Military background can be helpful as this role will be designing and developing DoD technical publications and Logistics products.


The Technical Writer is responsible for the research, writing, development, publishing, and overall management of technical publication products.  All documents are related to the installation, operation, and maintenance of software, electronic, electrical, mechanical, and other products. The Technical Writer collaborates with engineers and technicians engaged in developing new products and making improvements to existing products.  Publications are produced using source information contained in engineering drawings, sketches, notes, bulletins, existing manuals, and/or other technical documents.  The writer works with logistics and engineering personnel in an integrated product team environment to compile source data inputs, prepare Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM) that are required for the operation, and maintenance and delivery of the products.    Additionally, the writer is a participant in the proposal development process and will assist the product development team to prepare and deliver engineering documents such as analyses, plans, procedures, reports and logistics products.


  • Primarily responsible for managing, developing and publishing documentation deliverables
  • Writes technical documents including but not limited to:  Operator Manuals and Procedures, Training Manuals, Maintenance Manuals, Technical Service Bulletins, Software User Manuals, Installation Instructions, Overhaul and Repair Instructions, Parts and Provisioning Documentation, Logistics Management Information and Engineering Documentation in accordance with customer specifications and requirements
  • Primarily responsible for a defined portion of large technical writing projects and/or full responsibility for smaller projects
  • Independently evaluates project requirements, generates accurate cost estimates and schedules
  • Works under minimal supervision and oversight
  • Resident Subject Matter Expert in the development and delivery of technical documentation
  • Key participant in the TM/IETM/Training validation/verification processes
  • Delivers oral and written status and progress briefs to supervisor, technical management, program management, executive management and customer management as directed





• B.S. in a technical discipline and 5 years of direct, pertinent experience or 10 or more years of direct technical writing experience in military research, development and hardware manufacturing environment



• Experience in the design and development of DoD technical publications and Logistics products

• Proficient in application of TRADOC Standard 350-70



 • Must have strong organization and communication skills (both verbal and written) • Ability to multitask and create, maintain and manage multiple project objectives according to deadlines  

• Writes in clear and concise language

• Proficient in use and interpretation of MIL-PRF-29612, MIL-STD-38784, and MIL-STD40051-2

• Proficient in the development of both conventional and interactive electronic technical publications

• Proficient in a range of Microsoft products (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, Visio, FrontPage, and Project), CAD and graphic tools

• Knowledgeable in DTD, HTML, SGML, XML, project management processes

• Ability to perform assembly of structural, electrical, and mechanical parts on major subassemblies for demonstrations, verifications and validations

• Ability to interpret engineering drawings and system specifications

• Ability to understand complex engineering designs, understands engineering principles such as hydraulics, mechanics and electronics to independently write system/equipment documentation

• Experience in configuration management processes

• Willingness to travel less than 10% of the time

• Must have ability to obtain and/or maintain a DoD Secret level clearance

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree