ILS Technical Writer Editor I in Mobile, AL at Austal

Job Snapshot

Employee Type:



Mobile, AL

Job Description


Directly: ILS Technical Writer Lead

Indirectly: ILS Manager



  • Responsible for development and preparation of all assigned equipment manuals, system/special manuals and other technical data products:
    • Writes, rewrites and/or edits technical documents such as technical procedure manuals, user manuals, programming manuals, service manuals, operational specifications and related technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences
    • Review Vendor Furnished Information to ensure compliance with contractual requirements by following provided checklists and technical manual plans
    • Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations and trade journals.
    • Preparation of illustrative materials, selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts.
    • Interfaces with subject matter experts and other engineering personnel during the development of these products.
  • Responsible for interfacing with OEMs/Suppliers to obtain Vendor Furnished Information as needed
  • Responsible for ensuring all change order activity that impacts assigned technical manuals is processed and documented within assigned technical data products
  • Successful applicant must be willing to cross-train to other areas within ILS as necessary


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience interacting with internal and external customers
  • High School diploma or equivalent required. Related degrees advantageous
  • Computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office products
  • Prior U.S. Navy, MSC or USCG experience desired, but not required


MS Office Adobe Acrobat


Will determine the technical adequacy of all technical manual deliverables



LIAISES WITH: Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations, Equipment Suppliers and ILS Support Contractors


  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.
  • Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be considered for employment with Austal USA:
    • 18 years of age or older at time of application.
    • Able to provide proof of US Person Status
    • No felony convictions of Theft/Deception or Violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
    • No felony convictions of Drug crimes within three years from disposition date
    • Willing to submit to a drug screen
    • Willing to submit to a background check

Equal Employment Commitment

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion.