Technical Writer/Editor

General Atomics San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job ID#: 25160BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Job Title: Technical Writer/Editor

Job Category: Product Support

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Job Summary

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Writer/Editor to join the Operations Support team within Product Life Cycle Sustainment-Products (PLCS-P) at GA-ASI, located in Sabre Springs, CA.

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for researching, documenting, and developing detailed operator, maintenance and troubleshooting, checklists, technical specifications, alert bulletins, training materials, and other procedures and reports.


  • 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.

  • May participate in recommending new and/or modifications to documentation/communication policies and procedures.

  • May present document(s) to customers and program management staff, make related presentations, and may assist in document security classifications.

  • Plans, coordinates, and leads efforts of a small team to complete a project.

  • 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 functions and other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications

Typically requires education or formal training equivalent to the completion of an associate's degree in a related discipline and three or more years of progressive experience in a technical field. May substitute equivalent professional experience in lieu of education/training.

Professional experience in the following is desired:

  • Recent experience in technical writing in an aerospace business environment, quality assurance, engineering, or software-heavy programs

  • Experience in word processing, presentation packages, common source databases, and spreadsheets

  • Experience with MIL-STD-40051, S1000D, DITA, and/or ASD-STE100 specifications.

  • Familiarity with PTC windchill

  • Familiarity with Arbortext software to be able to create/modify XML or SGML files

  • Familiarity with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and export compliance

  • Highly proficient with MS Office suite

Must demonstrate an excellent technical understanding of military or commercial systems, and technical writing/editing principles, theories and concepts as it applies to the development of technical manuals and documentation. Must have a moderate knowledge of computer-based applications and their use in the production of interactive electronic technical documentation. This individual may assist in all areas of configuration management to include requirements analysis, design control, document and records administration, and version control for technical documentation development and change control.

Must possess:

  • The ability to grasp new concepts quickly

  • The ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • The ability to identify issues and recognize deviations from accepted practices and processes

  • Moderate analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of computer operations and applications

  • Excellent attention to detail

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential, as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.

Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25%

US Citizenship Required? Yes

Clearance Required? No

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