Technical Writer/Editor II in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

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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. 

for development, and submission preparation of all

assigned equipment and system/special manuals:

o 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


o Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing product developers,

observing performance of production methods, referring to

technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations and

trade journals.

o Preparation of illustrative materials, selecting drawings,

sketches, diagrams and charts.

o 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 interfacing sub-contractor personnel on all technical

manual related issues

• Responsible for ensuring all change order activity that impacts assigned

technical manuals is processed, documented and communicated to rest

of ILS Team

• Successful applicant must be willing to cross-train to other areas within

ILS asnecessary


• 3 years of Navy/USCG/MSC technical manual development experience

• Knowledge of XML/SGML tagging procedures preferred

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Experience interacting with internal and external customers

• High School diploma or equivalent required. Related degrees


• Computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office products.

• Prior U.S. Navy, MSC or USCG experience desired, but not required

Updated 02/14/19


MS Office

Adobe Acrobat


Will determine the technical adequacy of all technical manual deliverables


Will provide technical manual input to all members of the ILS Team

LIAISES WITH: Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations, Navy, 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:

o 18 years of age or older at time of application.

o Able to provide proof of US Person Status

o No felony convictions of Theft/Deception or Violent crimes

within seven years from disposition date

o No felony convictions of Drug crimes within three years from

disposition date

o Willing to submit to a drug screen

o Willing to submit to a background check