Technical Writer I

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Description/Job Summary

The Technical Writer I plans, designs, writes, edits, and proofreads documents such as correspondence, contract deliverables, manuals, proposals, and various company policies, plans, forms, and procedures in support of the contract.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Monitor the in-house production flow of documents from inception to distribution of final copies. Identify and correct problem areas as they arise.

Interface with engineers and technical professionals in the writing, editing, controlling, and publication of various types of customer documents such as manuals, work instructions, checklists, test plans, test reports, and statements of work.

When editing documentation, provide guidance and direction in the areas of graphics, quality, coverage, format, and style. Use attention to detail when developing, editing, and proofreading documents, ensuring proper grammar, punctuation, spelling, consistency, and that the document is compliant with departmental and publication standards.

Use Microsoft Office and other appropriate computer software for document production. Investigate and implement improved and effective methods to produce documentation electronically.

Maintain a digital tracking system for documents and work order files that have been received for processing.

Provide quality assurance checks for all document deliverables.

Ensure adherence to military, contract, and local standards and specifications when preparing technical documents.

Produce near error-free documentation in support of the contract.

Read and interpret engineering/technical documentation.
Maintain focus and attention to detail while working on multiple documents. 
Divide attention between documents as priority levels of the assignments change.
Other Related Duties:
Complete additional projects assigned by the DM Supervisor.
Be an active team member in the department and contribute to communal departmental goals, to include daily deliverables and projects, as needed
Utilize time management and organizational skills to track personal monthly data and complete reports on that data.
Performs other related duties as required.
EDUCATION (or Equivalent Experience):

Bachelor’s degree in English, Business, Journalism or equivalent discipline.  In lieu of the Bachelor’s degree, a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency and at least 3 years of job-related experience.


Excellent written and oral communication skills; advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (such as Word, Excel, and Outlook); integrated software applications; organizational skills; ability to perform detail-oriented work; a professional attitude; ability to use the Internet and other commonly used electronic communication tools; proper English grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation; and knowledge of modern business office procedures, including filing systems and business correspondence are required. Position will require the ability to obtain and maintain a Government Security Clearance.
Core Competencies:
Working knowledge of word-processing and integrated software applications; organizational skills, time management skills, ability to multitask, maintain focus, and the ability to perform detail-oriented work.
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Arcata Associates is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.