• Technical Writer/Engineer

    Job Location US-VA-King George
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/3/2018 9:56 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1749
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Technical Documentation
  • Overview

    SCCI is seeking a Technical Writer / Engineer to join our team in Dahlgren, VA.  This position will support development of System Documents, Technical Manuals, as well as User / Operator Documentation and Training.  This position also serves as an entry pathway toward opportunities for growth into areas such as training, test, or engineering design.

     

    Ability to understand and convey complex technical concepts in a logical and straightforward manner is desired.  A technical or business background or degree is highly applicable. 

    Responsibilities

    • Work as part of a multi-functional team of engineers, developers and editors to document system development and capabilities.
    • Responsible for the development of new User Documents, requiring an in-depth understanding of the technical content, and an ability to communicate that knowledge to a variety of audiences via several approaches:
      • Procedures (e.g. Installation, Testing, Operation)
      • System and Component Behavior Descriptions (e.g. User’s Manual and Engineering Documentation System Descriptions, Training Curriculum)
      • Graphics (e.g. Flow charts, Connection Diagrams)
    • Responsible for learning the technical content of system upgrades and enhancements (prior to system release) via several pathways, including participating in engineering discussions, supporting local test events, and obtaining details from subject matter experts and system developers.
    • Requires initiative and a self-starting approach, to remain on the cutting edge of system capabilities in advance of system delivery to the fleet.
    • Plays a key role in the configuration and version control of all documentation, ensuring that required Documents and Revisions are provided with every System/Software delivery, and that changes are tracked appropriately.

    Qualifications

    Essential Skills and Experience

     

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen and have an ACTIVE SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE.
    • Demonstrated ability to grasp and communicate complex technical content.
    • Strong background using Microsoft Office products (Word, Visio, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Experience developing and applying MS Word styles and templates.
    • Familiarity with version control principles.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage priorities in a dynamic environment.
    • Ability to write clear, logically sequenced, and grammatically-correct documents.
    • Attention to detail in the review of content, formatting and consistency.

    Preferred Skills and Experience

    • BS in a technical field or BS/BA in a non-technical field with demonstrated technical writing/communication skills.
    • Experience documenting and communicating complex systems or procedures.

    SCCI is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to meet the needs of Employees and their families. EOE of Minorities, Females, Veterans, Disabilities. 

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