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Technical Writer/Editor-Sr Eng Logistics Specialist I
Raytheon Company | Huntsville, Alabama
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Job Description:

RMS (Raytheon Missile Systems) and WLSE (Whole Life Systems Engineering) is seeking a Technical Writer/Editor to develop technical documentation using Extensible Markup Language (XML) for technical publications and IETMs.

The Whole Life Systems Engineering (WLSE) Directorate is responsible for ensuring our products are Safe, Reliable, Maintainable, under configuration control and delivered on time. WLSE consists of multiple disciplines that support engineering, our program offices and our customers. WLSE disciplines participate in the total life cycle of our products from conception to deactivation. WLSE’s charter is focused in two main areas; product support and technical data support. In the product support area, the Departments include Reliability Engineering, System Safety, Mission Support and Lifecycle Engineering. On the technical data side, the Departments are Hardware Configuration Management and Integrated Design Check (CM/IDC), Software Configuration Management (SWCM), and Data Management, Engineering Support and Execution (DEX)
As a Technical Writer/Editor and important member of a customer driven team, you must be able to interpret engineering drawings and mark-ups for use in the development of maintenance and repair procedures. You will be expected to prepare structured documentation aligned with customer provided standards, participate in customer reviews, validations and/or verifications, and be willing to travel (10%). You must be a self-starter, team orientated, and able to interact with other team members as well as engineering and logistics specialists to prepare technical publications and work to deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have strong influential communication skills, with the ability to develop solutions to problems of unusual complexity that require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovation. This candidate will have strong values and behavior skills oriented toward working with teams and setting examples of valued behaviors. This position requires strong English language grammar skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to assist with the development and sustainment of technical manual products for the Javelin Weapon System for an ARMY customer. Documents are developed in accordance with MIL-STD 40051-1C, customer provided instructions, as well as Raytheon policies and processes. This position also requires the ability to interpret engineering drawings and develop assembly/disassembly procedures based on them. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of the training of military systems, knowledge of Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) processes, and knowledge of the LOGSA/ISEA requirements for ILS documents.

NOTE: This position can be a Salary Grade G08 or Salary Grade G09 based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

Required Skills, Education, and Experience:
  • University Degree BA/BS
  • Existing US DOD Secret Security Clearance
  • 4+ years’ experience working with XML, SGML, or HTML
  • 4+ years’ experience working with Army IETMs in the Technical Publications arena
  • 4+ years’ experience creating technical manuals in accordance with MIL-STD-40051-1C
  • Experience working with engineering drawings, blueprints, Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs), and design
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products and Adobe
  • Available to work overtime as required to meet contractual deadlines
  • Available to work travel up to 10% of time to support contractual deadline
Desired Skills, Education, and Experience:
  • Familiarity in developing Technical Publications using MIL-STD-37874 and Demilitarization Procedures IAW MIL-PRF-63033
  • Arbortext Editor
  • Knowledge of the Javelin Weapon System
  • Ability to perform technical illustrations using Adobe Illustrator and AutoTrol Tech Illustrator
  • Experience building an acquisition Logistics Product Database (LPD) IAW MIL-STD-1388 and GEIA-STD-0007 guidelines
  • Raytheon Six Sigma Specialist certification
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative team setting and successfully navigate a fast-paced, challenging environment while being results-oriented
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Detailed oriented but also able to understand and communicate the bigger picture
  • Experience leading project teams and effective communication skills
  • Good organizational skills by setting priorities and working within deadlines
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This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens.


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


About Raytheon Company

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services

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