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Sr. Technical Writer
Raytheon Company | Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Job Description

This is a temporary position for Raytheon for an undetermined length.

This position requires the ability to obtain DoD Secret Clearance

Job Description:
These activities include:
Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) Training and Logistics Services Technical Services (T&LS) is looking for a Senior Technical Writer/Editor to develop technical documentation. Work to be performed in their Colorado Springs facility.
T&LS provides the technical manuals and training required by customers to effectively and affordably operate and maintain their equipment. Our large staff of qualified author/instructors consists of both degreed engineers and service trained technicians. Working together with the design community, they provide practical, cost effective, and high quality products and services covering a wide range of equipment and all maintenance levels.
As a Senior Technical Writer/Editor and important member of a customer driven team, you must be able to interpret electrical and mechanical drawings for use in the development of maintenance and repair procedures utilizing designated test equipment and tools. You must also be able to interpret software design documentation for use in the development of software operating and maintenance procedures.You will be expected to prepare structured documentation—including technical manuals, illustrated parts breakdowns, technical bulletins, and other technical data—aligned with customer provided standards and requirements; participate in customer reviews, validations and 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.

Required Skills:
  • Quick learner, self-learner
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervisio
  • Strong team player—able to work well in a team environment
  • Excellent communications and customer interface skills
  • Strong English communication skills, and, in particular, strong writing skills
  • Exceptional proof-reading skills
  • 4 years experience developing technical documentation for military specifications and requirements
  • Technical background—ability to write about technical systems and read schematics; ability to interpret engineering data to determine impact on technical documentation
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to obtain and/or maintain a US Secret Security Clearance

Highly Desired:
  • Experience working with USAF Technical Orders and associated military specifications
  • Experience developing USAF Technical Orders and USAF Technical Order source data
  • Knowledge of MIL-STD-38784, MIL-DTL-38807, TO 00-5-1, -3 and -18

Desired Skills:
  • Strong background in Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • Strong background in Adobe FrameMaker
  • Strong background in Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Strong background in use of Adobe Illustrator for technical drawings
  • Experience working in an agile development environment
  • Experience developing documentation using SGML or XML

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of experience and training

Desired Education: Advanced degree(s) in Engineering, Physics, Math, System Engineering or related discipline

This position requires either a U.S. person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.


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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