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Technical Writer / Editor

Rancho Bernardo, CaliforniaPEAK Technical Staffing USA


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 materials 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 and publications, test plans, design specifications/documentation, 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 materials 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.

Education and Experience:        

  • 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.