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Technical Writer Sr

PDS Tech is seeking a Senior Technical Writer for an open position in Savannah, GA.

Responsible (either individually or with other team members) for the writing of major portions of technical publications. Supports the complete workflow process to ensure successful completion of each revision cycle and distribution of technical publications. Complies with established quality processes to ensure accuracy, ease of use and timely delivery of each revision cycle content. 

Essential Functions:
  • Write technical publications content as directed.
  • Conduct reviews and analyze technical documents to gain a thorough understanding of how complex systems operate and how they are to be integrated into technical manuals to provide the end user with the level of text and graphics to support the efficient return to service of the aircraft system.
  • Consult with internal, external customers and Engineering to create/revise technical manuals to support the department/corporate operating priorities.
  • Provide input to management on new processes or technology for integration into the technical publications business model.
  • Assist in developing solutions for overcoming the technology/technical issues introduced by outside suppliers for incorporation into existing manuals.
  • Work with management, other departments, and team members in the development of specific project data.
  • Provide liaison with Completion Center, Technical Operations, Production and/or Completion Engineering, Service Center to obtain the necessary approval for technical information prior to its release to customers.
  • Participate with publications team to ensure all internal department workflows and business processes are followed for issues relating to producing and delivering technical publications and associated Computerized Maintenance Program (CMP) data.
  • Work with internal/external customers in the development of specific project requirements of source data to ensure a seamless incorporation of new data in the publications environment. 

Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in the authoring of technical publications. Four (4) years of Technical Publications writing experience. Advanced knowledge of all aircraft systems methodology. See Other Requirements in Job Description.

Other Requirements:

  • At least three (3) years of Standard Graphic Markup Language (SGML) or SGML-related software applications
  • Strong technical writing and communication skills are required.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprint and Engineering Orders.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of aircraft tools, test equipment, vendor coding, parts nomenclature, maintenance procedures, and of aircraft equipment and maintenance.

Unique Skills:

  • Candidate should have extensive experience developing new and making revisions to Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) procedures to include but not limited to maintenance and inspection procedures, structure repair, fault isolation, wire diagram and/or parts catalogs from supplier and engineering data
  • Experience with ENOVIA SmarTeam or similar Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) database products strong desire
  • Familiarization with CATIA three-dimensional (3D) modeling and two-dimensional (2D) CAD standards, format, and 3D/2D software products
  • 'Hands-on' experience or working knowledge of aircraft inspection programs, aviation regulations, aircraft system content organization and OEM technical manuals development preferred, as a minimum candidate should possess knowledge of the MSG-3 Maintenance Program and industry standard airworthiness development processes
  • Experience with aircraft technical manual content organization and authoring using S1000D spec and SNS, or recent experience of the same using iSpec standards required
  • Familiarization with Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) best practices, applicable CFRs and development of related maintenance procedures desired
  • Accustom to working in a fast paced project environment and able to work overtime as required to meet deadlines
  • Understanding of and practical experience with Simplified Technical English, Spec ASD-STE100 and use of STE validation software desired

Job Number: 1710075731
Job Location: Savannah, GA
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 03/07/2018
Attention: Earl Sawyer
Address: 2154 N CENTER ST STE 405D
City, State: NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29406
800 Phone: 866/224-2745

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