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Technical Writer

Company: Apex Systems
Location: Aurora
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Tech WriterClearance: TS/SCILocation: Aurora, CO or King of Prussia, PA Rate: 60-70/HrDuration: 6+ Months -with likelihood of extension or conversion.
Job OverviewThe Technical Writer Conceptualizes, formats, structures, writes, edits, and finalizes technical manuals, orders, specifications, modification work orders, and test plans, procedures, and results. Prepares technical documentation for electronic, mechanical, and computer equipment.
The Technical Writer manages and coordinates activities in preparation and layout of technical publications, policy, procedure, etc. and assures the quality and timely delivery of required material. The Technical Writer studies materials to determine the most effective form of presentation and number and type of illustrations required in accordance with specifications and accepted standards of composition, limitations of equipment, and available funds, as well as oversees activities of various media types that may include desktop publishing, documentation manuals and software, electronic publishing repair guides and manuals, software presentations, translations, user manuals, Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) documentation, and related materials.

  • Develops input in accordance with Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) Data Item Description (DID) requirements to include Operator/Maintenance and Training Manuals/Material in accordance with MIL-STD style guides such as MIL-STD 40051-2C.
  • Ensures accuracy, grammar, spelling and formatting of CDRL documentation submissions.
  • Performs Validation/Verification of documentation for Training and Information systems.
  • Provides input regarding style conventions when direction is not provided in military style guide.
  • Interacts with other technical writers, publishing specialists, customers, and end users as necessary.
  • Format and layout documents for publication, and work with contractors and vendors to accomplish creation, layout and publication of user documents.
  • Provides technical writing and editing of corporate documentation
  • Other duties as assigned
    Required Skills and Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree in Technical Writing, Technical Communications, English, or related field
    • Experience in a Technical Writing or Information Systems position
    • Demonstrated ability to write well, providing clear, concise descriptions and instructions in well-wrought English
    • Demonstrated proficiency with writing, layout and illustration software tools such as Microsoft Word, Adobe toolset (InDesign, Framemaker, Robohelp, Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, etc.).
    • Working experience with MIL-STD style guides such as MIL-STD 40051-2C.
    • Experience in HTML, SGML, XML Work Package development.
    • Strong Microsoft Office experience
    • Experience preparing Technical Training packages Attention to detail
    • Strong communication and Organization skills
    • Efficient time manager and decisive
    • An active TS/SCI clearance is required for one position.

Keywords: Apex Systems, Aurora , Technical Writer, IT / Software / Systems , Aurora, Colorado

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