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Technical Writer - Agency
Ref No.: 17-04049
Location: Hawthorne, California
Pay Rate : $44.00/hr to $52.00/hr
Period 03/06/2017 to 09/01/2017
Shift 8:00am to 5:00pm

"PURPOSE:
• To assist the Propulsion Engineering Team in creation of Technical Specifications.
WORK SCOPE:
• The Focus of the Contract: Detailed specification drafting
• Convert documents to different templates and perform formatting overhauls in Microsoft Word
• Copy, paste, and clean up content from Word or PowerPoint into other environments, some Web-based
• Create PDFs, auto-generate form fields, clean up the form fields, and publish the PDFs to be usable in Acrobat Reader
• Incorporate redlines from Engineers into existing documents
• Work with documents within version control software and document release systems
As Bandwidth, Expertise, and Training Allow: More Complex and Interesting Work
• Create, revise, and maintain graphics-heavy, user-friendly instruction and process documents to produce and test Propulsion hardware
• Interpret manufacturing/assembly drawings and process documents to create accurate technician-level work instructions that fully conform to design specifications
• Optimize order of operations and assembly sequence to maximize build efficiency and reduce the probability of technician error
• Interact with engineering, subject matter experts, and shop personnel to ensure that work instructions are accurate and comprehensible
• Creatively produce solutions for special projects – technical, training, graphic design, database, coding, or workflow development
REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor's Degree
• Minimum of 2-3 years in planning or technical writing within the automotive or aviation industries
• An equivalent combination of relevant experience and education is acceptable
• Expert-level skills with Microsoft Word; proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Visio, Access
• Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat
• Proficiency with 2D and 3D graphic- and image-editing software, both raster- and vector-based
• Meticulous attention to detail: both detailed content and detailed following of procedures
• Familiarity with mechanical processes in a manufacturing environment
• Capacity to read and understand technical drawings and schematics
• Strong analytical, computer, communication, and writing skills (typing, spelling, grammar)
• Ability to quickly learn, absorb, and apply technical content
• Ability to work under deadlines
• Self-driven, innovative approach; willingness to both seek answers on your own and to pursue learning from others
• Urgency to complete and improve mundane tasks that will actually require expertise and patient attention to detail
• An insane curiosity about how to improve things
PREFERRED SKILLS:
• Knowledge of manufacturing and testing techniques for valves and complex assemblies a plus
• Skills with video-editing software, Web-based training module software, and single-source publishing software a plus
• Skills with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, VBA, and Microsoft macros a plus
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