Technical Writer Principal

SAIC Corporation
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October 17, 2020
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Description

SAIC is hiring a Technical Writer Principal to join our team to provide support to our customer based out of Warren, MI. 

NOTE: This position is temporarily work from home / remote / virtual work as part of a virtual team due to COVID-19.  Will likely return to the office after COVID-19 threat has passed.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  

Leads the writing and updates of technical material for reports, manuals, briefs, instruction books, and publications associated with military ground vehicle work methods and procedures, and installation, operation, and maintenance. 

Tasks include: 

  • Edits draft and finalized documents through application of substantial knowledge and understanding of editing and writing standards, procedures, formats and terminology.

  • Assures descriptions of equipment and processes are sufficiently developed for application by targeted audience; similarly, reviews narrative presentation, tables, graphs (test data, etc.), drawings, appendices, and other illustrative material.

  • Edits for conformance to customer requirements, logical sequence, and appropriateness of technical terminology.

  • Reviews material for proper grammatical usage, punctuation, format, spelling, style, and order of presentation.

  • Rewrites sentences within paragraphs to improve clarity of meaning and consistency.

  • Checks references to other publications for accuracy of titles, numbers, dates, and applicability of subject matter.

  • Reviews and proofreads camera-ready copy of technical publications to assure compliance with standards and requirements.

  • Develops technical documentation formats and assures conformance to military standards and customer specifications.

  • Coordinates changes or extraordinary situations regarding format, content, grammatical usage, etc., with the customer and disseminates to desktop publishing and technical writing staffs.

  • Attends in-process reviews and start-of-work conferences.

  • Maintains records documenting development of documents such as dated milestones, letters of instruction, format, page counts, man-hours expended, number of drawings and numeric designation, writer, revisions, etc.

  • Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by other writers 

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • Bachelors degree and 10+ years related experience in Technical Writing; OR 8+ years related experience in Technical Writing with a Masters Degree
  • Experience as a technical writer for automotive or military vehicle industry. 
  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain the interim Secret clearance prior to starting.  Must have the ability to obtain the full Secret clearance.

Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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