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Technical Writer

Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Employment: Full Time Experience: Senior

Employees at L3 Communication Systems-West create solutions that save lives. Join our team and serve those who serve us.

Who is L3 Communication Systems-West (L3 CSW)?

With over 3400 employees, we are one of Utah’s top employers. Our smart devices send mission-critical data into armed conflicts to help our troops stay safe by staying in touch with key information. We’ve taken large communications systems—ground based, mobile, satellite, surveillance and reconnaissance—and developed new ways to make them smaller and more capable.

Why should you work at L3 CSW?

Not only can you make life-saving differences for our troops, but at L3 CSW, you can have a flexible work schedule, buy up to 80 hours of additional vacation, access our on-site health clinic, work out in our on-site fitness center, eat in our on-site cafes with healthy food discounts, ride our shuttles or bicycles around our campus, take advantage of our tuition reimbursement, access L3 Perks, and so much more!

Who works at L3 CSW?

We are committed to diversity in every aspect of our business. Our inclusive culture welcomes all employees and values their unique contributions to our success. For L3 CSW, diversity enhances our business.

Are you ready to be L3 CSW?

Join us as we keep our nation and troops safe by providing life-saving solutions for use on sea, land, air, and space.

L3 Technologies Communication Systems-West (CSW) is currently seeking a Technical Writer. The successful candidate will write Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Manuals and User Manuals using Microsoft Word. Writer will validate the documents are accurate during engineering reviews and verify the documents during hands-on equipment verification. Technical Writers are also responsible for coordinating the display of the illustrations or graphics in the document and vaulting the document to Teamcenter.

This candidate should possess:

  • Experience in documenting Depot Level repair manuals
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office authoring tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Competent interaction skills with all levels of L3 CSW employees
  • Experience in project and time management
  • Experience in Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) or Extensible Markup Language (XML) a plus
  • Ability to:
  • research and analyze detailed technical processes and extract technical information
  • interact with L3 CSW engineers, customer representatives, subject matter experts, vendors, customers and technical personnel, and internal graphic art staff
  • format documents to meet contract requirements
  • recognize and act upon documentation inconsistencies; editing skills
  • write using proper grammar and punctuation
  • adapt to changing priorities
  • learn new software and producing results in a short period of time.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Technical Writing/English/Journalism or equivalent training and/or work experience. Minimum of three years experience writing military standard format preferred.
  • Minimum of six years experience writing military standard format
  • Proficiency developing Illustrated Parts Breakdown (IPB)
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) or Extensible Markup Language (XML)
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Occasional travel required
  • Due to the nature of L3 CSW contracts, this position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance
  • Out of State candidates must be willing to relocate to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Experience in lieu of a degree will be considered.

This position may be filled at a higher grade based on the successful applicant's skills, education and experience.

Due to the nature of our work qualified candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.

L3 maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance-abuse testing and background checks.

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