Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. Technical Writer in Roseville, California
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
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.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
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
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
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 ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.
From: Kratos Defense