DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under close supervision, this position is responsible for preparing unmanned aircraft and ground control station (GCS) technical documentation and manuals, to include operator and maintenance manuals, aircraft flight operations manual, aircraft and GCS maintenance manuals, training documentation, and other ground and support equipment manuals as required. Technical writing duties include researching, documenting, and developing detailed operator procedures, maintenance procedures, troubleshooting procedures, fault isolation procedures, checklists, technical specifications, field alert bulletins, training materials, and other procedures and reports to military requirements. Utilize standard Microsoft or SGML-based writing and illustration software to develop these documents. Technical writing source material comes in the form of engineering drawings, software description documents, test plans, design specifications/documentation, as well as discussions with engineers, pilots, technicians, and military/civilian customers. Investigate and resolve problem areas and interface with various engineering, operations and maintenance personnel to document the technical solution. Develop and review technical documents for content, accuracy, and format. Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating practices and procedures.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.
GA-ASI is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Typically requires education/formal training equivalent to the completion of an Associates or Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline and one or more years progressive experience with aircraft and related military systems. May substitute equivalent professional experience in lieu of education/training. Must demonstrate a basic technical understanding of military systems, and technical writing/editing principles, theories, standards and concepts; strong working knowledge of the development of technical manuals and documentation; and strong working knowledge of computer-based tools in the production of technical documentation. Hands-on experience in aircraft flight and ground operations, maintenance, and system troubleshooting, and technical writing experience in the development of technical manuals and training documentation for military aircraft systems. Specific experience in operations and/or maintenance of aircraft systems, such as avionics, mechanical/engines, electrical/electronic, RF, EO/IR, and weapons systems. Knowledge of military specifications for development of technical manuals and related documents. Ability to work both independently and lead in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:Desire a self-starter who functions with minimum supervision. Knowledge of Arbotext Epic Editor, Microsoft Office Suite, Visio, Adobe Illustrator, Visio, and other applications, including interactive manuals and desktop publishing. Military training experience a plus. Preferable experience divided between active duty military assignments in flight operations and maintenance squadrons, followed by technical writing experience as a DoD contractor and/or in the commercial aviation sector. Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is desired.
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