Technical Writer

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Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Technical Writer to work with our customer at Abingdon, MD. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a group of Tech Writers and Provisioners to develop Operator and Maintenance Manuals. This effort will use the MIL SRDs -MIL-STD 40051-2C, MIL-HDBK 1222G, -MIL-HDBK 2361E. Per MIL STD 40051 2C, and AR 750-1. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping Leidos develop Technical Manuals (TMs) in Extensible Markup Language (XML) format for Joint Expeditionary Collective Protection (JECP) program. JECP falls under the Joint Program Manager for CBRN Protection (JPM CBRN P). The JECP program is broken down into two Phases (Phase 1 and Phase 2) with each phase having three TMs being developed or updated by Leidos Abingdon. The candidate will contribute to the production of XML formatted TMs, some graphics development, and TM validations/verifications before delivering the TMs to the government.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical writing, illustration and XML development for the Operator and Field Maintenance Manual including Repair Parts and Special Tools List for the Joint Expeditionary Collective Protection (JECP) (ColPro) Shelter program.
  • Update and develop comprehensive logistics and maintenance documentation in accordance with both contractor format and military standard requirements.
  • Interface directly with contractor, government, and other stakeholder staff to analyze equipment systems and develop operator and maintenance manuals.
  • Daily activities will include independent working on manuals, analysis of existing operator and maintenance materials, analysis of part and component listings, and development of graphics.
  • Contribute to in-process review briefings, review; comment on, and develop program-related documents, plans and reports; draft technical papers; participate in project evaluations; respond to customer inquiries; and verify product technical quality.
  • Support the Leidos program manager with monthly integrated product team meetings and prepare meeting minutes and an action tracking log as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of prior relevant experience OR Masters with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience
  • Basic understanding and willingness to learn XML tagging.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to interact effectively with team members, senior managers, and clients.
  • A strong background in and/or understanding of complex mechanical systems that include hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Demonstrated experience working with prime contractors to meet customer requirements.
  • Excellent data gathering and writing skills.
  • Skilled in the Microsoft Office suite and related graphics tools.
  • Previous experience supporting military or civilian maintenance operations.
  • Experience writing maintenance operating procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in commercial practices and technology related to the DoD logistics and sustainment industry.
  • Ability to learn graphics program and create graphics from photos or drawings.
  • Experience developing military standard maintenance manuals.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $52,650.00 - $81,000.00 - $109,350.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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