General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Technical Writer / Editor in San Diego, California

Job ID# 14050BR

Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title Technical Writer / Editor

Job Category Engineering

City San Diego

State California

Regular/Temp Regular Employee

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary

Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Writer / Editor position in our Product Support Engineering group in Rancho Bernardo, CA.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for researching, documenting and developing detailed operator, maintenance, and troubleshooting procedures, checklists, technical specifications, alert bulletins training materials, and other procedures and reports.

  • Ensures final product clearly and effectively communicate the technical information and data to appropriate audiences; ensures documents are developed in accordance with the requested specifications; and collects and accumulates appropriate technical information through researching and analyzing technical data, publications, test plans, design specifications, software description documents, engineering documents, and by interviewing technical experts.

  • Researches, documents and develops detailed operator, maintenance, and troubleshooting procedures, checklists, technical specifications, alert bulletins, training materials and other procedures and reports.

  • Collects and accumulates appropriate technical information through researching and analyzing technical data and publications, engineering drawings, test procedures, design specifications/documentation, software description documents, engineering documents and by interviewing technical experts.

  • Ensures documents are developed in accordance with the requested specifications and contractual requirements, including development of any necessary illustrations, photographs, or other graphic representations.

  • Ensures final product clearly and effectively communicate the technical information and data.

  • Coordinates technical document reviews and approval signatures, which may include appropriate security classification prior to document distribution.

  • 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.

  • Additional duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires education/formal training equivalent to the completion of an associate's degree in a related discipline and one or more years experience in a technical field. May substitute equivalent professional experience in lieu of education/training.

  • Must demonstrate a basic technical understanding of military or commercial systems and technical writing/editing practices and standards, as well as have knowledge of the documentation of technical manuals and documentation. Must have knowledge of computer-based tools in the production of technical documentation.

  • Must possess the ability to grasp new concepts quickly.

  • The ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Good organization skills.

  • The ability to identify issues and recognize deviations from accepted practices and processes.

  • Basic analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document and report.

  • Knowledge of computer operations and applications.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential, as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.

Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25%

Clearance Required? Desired

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.