Moseley Technical Services Staff Level Technical Writer in Taunton, Massachusetts
Our client, a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to their customers. Well-respected, with a global presence, our client consistently offers a powerful and robust portfolio of products, services and solutions that help customers successfully execute their missions in today’s dynamic environment. With unsurpassed engineering, using an open systems approach, our client solves the nation’s most complex challenges while foreseeing future needs.
Staff Level Technical Writer
(US Citizenship Required*)
Create, develop, plan, write, and edit complex operational, instructional, interactive electronic technical manuals (IETMs), maintenance or test procedures for paper, multimedia or web-based publication
Interview various users and technical staff to gather data for documentation
Research and translate technical information into manuals and/or web-based documents for nontechnical & technical users
Acquire subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals
Respond to technical and customer requirements
Create products conforming to the company documentation and quality assurance standards
Mentor junior writers: provide feedback, critique work to assist developing leadership & documentation skills, and expertise with production tools, projects, etc, recommend skills improvement, help set objective
Research new production tools and 3rd party software to improve work processes; solve current workflow problems and suggest to management ways to improve our documentation process
Provide recommendations and ideas to the technical documentation team, leads, management and customer on best work practices, workflow, presentation, structure and organization of materials
Develop new work processes/methods using existing authoring tools, new authoring tools and 3rd party plugins to improve work process efficiency and overall quality of customer deliverables
Plan, budget and schedule technical writing projects including coordinating work assignments with other members of the technical documents team; lead teams/large projects
Support CMMI efforts by defining methods and procedures on new assignments
Document engineering processes and specifications by editing software developer and engineering staff's notes; apply formatting to support writing and publishing hardware & software test procedures, white papers, readme files, etc.
Proactively inform management team and project leads to report project status, issues or concerns, including issues of scope, schedule
Ensure accurate preparation of documents for interim and final delivery to customer by creating and preparing materials (agendas, etc.) to facilitate various validations and verifications of manuals with the customer
Work under very limited supervision and no instruction on day-to-day work
Travel may be required
Able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance
Uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
Some barriers to entry exist at this level (e.g., dept/peer review)
English language skills including accurate definitions and spelling of relevant technical words, rules of composition, and grammar
Written communication skills; effectively communicates with the target audience
Able to research and interpret data
Working knowledge of DoD MIL Standards and style guides; can adhere to/implement standards to technical documentation
Considered an expert in several areas of their job (production tools, projects, DoD MIL STD, IETMs, etc.)
Proficient with editing and production tools (FrameMaker, MS Word, Arbor Text, etc.)
Knowledge of publication systems
Team leader skills with ability to supervise and excellent people skills
Time management and organizational skills
Able to manage and lead complex tasks from kick off to delivery
Customer interface skills and sensitivity to customer satisfaction
Communications skills with teammates, direct management, program management, engineering/technical staff
Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment
*US Citizenship is required by law, regulation, executive order, or government contract.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in Technical Writing, English, or in a related area, or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience
Conditions of Employment:
Applicants selected for employment will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation which may include education, criminal and work history verifications.
About Our Company:
Moseley Technical Services, Inc. is dedicated to providing our clients with a high standard of quality products and services. For two decades, our reputation has been built on this dedication and the long-term relationships developed with some of the most prestigious companies in the aerospace and defense industries. These business relationships give you the opportunity to not only find a job but to find one you can value and enjoy. We will be dedicated to you and to making your career a success.
Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to be eligible for benefits, including medical and supplemental insurance and a 401K. Appreciation and gratitude for employees is a hallmark of organizations with low turnover.
Moseley Technical Services, Inc. is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled Employer.
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External Company URL: http://www.moseleytechnical.com/
Street: 425 John Quincy Adams