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Technical Writer in Panama City Beach, FL at THOR Solutions

Date Posted: 3/15/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

THOR Solutions is actively seeking a highly motivated Technical Writer in support of Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) for the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 1 and LCAC 100 programs providing Integrated Logistics Support (ILS).

In this position the candidate’s responsibilities will be to:

  • Use technical writing and editing to develop new or update existing Technical Manuals (TMs) when new equipment is introduced to the craft due to engineering or other changes.
  • Update raw SGM code files using Arbortext, and update native image files using graphic editors. Utilize Arbortext publishing engine to publish TMs into PDF format through the use of a Formatting Output Specification Instance (FOSI). Assist with maintaining and troubleshooting the publishing engine as required.
  • Analyze technical documentation from Craft Change Documents (CCDs) and Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) to determine impacts to Technical Manuals and estimate hours required to execute associated TM updates.
  • Interpret Technical Manual Contract Requirement (TMCR) documents and MIL SPEC requirements given by the customer to properly format or reformat TMs during revisions.
  • Receive draft and redlined TMs with comments from the customer. Adjudicate comments and interact with customer Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to finalize changes.
  • Interface with the Government customer as required to discuss changes, redlines, and updates related to the maintenance of Navy TMs.
  • Develop Technical Manual Deficiency Evaluation Reports (TMDERs) on behalf of the customer when required in order to document changes and redlines to TMs.
  • Receive TMDERs from Technical Codes and the Navy Fleet. Review existing ILS documentation, drawings, and use other Navy resources to validate requested changes. Work with the Government customer to obtain approval to incorporate changes.
  • Effectively navigate and utilize Technical Data Management Information System (TDMIS) to obtain documentation such as submitted TMDERs and formal versions of TMs. Upload newly developed TMDERs into TDMIS.
  • Utilize working knowledge of DOD, Naval, and commercial logistical data bases including TDMIS, WebFLIS and other tools as necessary.
  • Work as a Member of the team to produce timely responses which meet demanding customer deadlines.

Job Requirements

Security Clearance:

  • Must have Active Secret or Interim Secret Clearance. 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience involving Logistics and Technical Writing.
  • Recent experience developing or editing Navy or Department of Defense Technical Manuals (TMs).
  • Logistics or Tech Writing experience desired with Navy/maritime platforms, and/or Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs).
  • Experience editing TMs in SGM/SGML code with Arbortext.
  • Experience with graphic editing for technical documentation.
  • Experience with or knowledge on the subject of DTD Stylesheets and FOSIs used for publishing TMs.
  • Experience using TDMIS to obtain documentation and generate TMDERs.
  • Experience or skills that demonstrate the ability to work as part of a remote team using various forms of technology (i.e. phone, email, GoToMeeting, Web-X).
  • Ability to translate comments and redlines of a technical nature into Navy TM edits.
  • General knowledge of Navy Logistics and interfaces to craft deign and procurement.
  • More detailed knowledge of Navy Technical Manual development and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of maritime systems including gas turbine engines, advanced C4N systems.
  • Knowledge of Air Cushion Vehicle technology is desired.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


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