Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. Technical Writer in Roseville, California

Job Descriptions:


Develops technical documentation for customers that describe CEi’s products and how to use them, including proofing, verification & validation, and the preparation and conducting of training, in accordance with contractual requirements.


  • Generates documentation per contractual data requirements for very complex projects that affect multiple systems, involve several suppliers/teaming partners, and require frequent customer interface.

  • Manages effort and time within the budget and schedule provided.

  • Reports project status periodically (actual budget/schedule vs. proposed budget/schedule).

  • With acute attention to detail, plans projects and executes to the plan.

  • Utilizes understanding of government contractual requirements as defined in applicable Data Item Descriptions (DIDs) outlined in the Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) to develop accurate and compliant documentation.

  • Utilizes understanding of technical source data, including interviews of technicians and engineering personnel, interpreting that data into written assembly procedures, line art/illustrations, and descriptions.

  • Prepares formal, controlled technical documentation (ie. user manuals, technical orders, training materials, flight manuals, etc.) in the formats requested by each customer.

  • Prepares and presents documentation review material in support of technical interchange meetings with suppliers and external/internal customers.

  • Supports business development efforts in preparation of quotes, proposals and sales efforts.

  • Coordinates and conducts verification and validation activities associated with technical documentation, including interface with the customer.

  • Develops and complies with standardized templates and formats for internal and external documentation, presentations, and training materials.

  • Complies with established QMS procedures.

  • Responsible for working within the allocated budget

  • Tracks time spent on jobs and enters it electronically

  • Other duties may be assigned.



Required Experience:


  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards

  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors

  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary


  • 5+ years related experience and AA degree in a related technical field (Engineering or equivalent), or equivalent combination of education and experience, including experience in the development and maintenance of U.S. Air Force and/or U.S. Navy maintenance and operations documentation.

  • Familiarity with Military Standards and Specifications applicable to technical manuals and documentation, i.e. MIL-STD-38784, MIL-DTL-23618, MIL-DTL-81927, MIL-STD-3001, and MIL-PRF-83495B.

  • Familiarity with desktop publishing tools (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Enovia DMU Navigator, DWG Editor, Catia, AutoCad, Arbortext and/or Framemaker).

  • Demonstrated passion for customer satisfaction.

  • Demonstrated strong communication skills.

  • Ability to travel as necessary.

  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).

Additional Desirable Skills:

  • Technical writing experience in the aerospace industry.


  • Work on/around subscale target/UAV aircraft and ground support equipment.

  • Primarily office and manufacturing environment.

  • Subscale target/UAV maintenance and launch facilities.

  • May work extended hours or weekends and travel occasionally.

Keyword: Engineering

From: Kratos Defense