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Technical Writer/Editor

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Writer / Editor position in our Sustainment group in Sabre Springs, CA.


  • Researches, documents and develops detailed operator, maintenance and troubleshooting procedures, checklists, technical specifications, alert bulletins, training materials and other procedures and reports.
  • Collects and accumulates appropriate technical information through researching and analyzing technical data and publications, engineering drawings, test procedures, design specifications/documentation, software description documents, engineering documents and by interviewing technical experts.
  • Ensures documents are developed in accordance with the requested specifications and contractual requirements, including development of any necessary illustrations, photographs, or other graphic representations.
  • Ensures final materials clearly and effectively communicate the technical information and data.
  • Coordinates technical document reviews and approval signatures, which may include appropriate security classification prior to document distribution.
  • May participate in recommending new and/or modifications to documentation/communication policies and procedures.
  • May present document(s) to customers and program management staff, make related presentations, and may assist in the document security classification process.
  • Plans, coordinates and leads efforts of a small team to complete a project.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating practices and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications:
  • Typically requires education or formal training equivalent to the completion of an associate's degree in a related discipline and six or more years progressive experience in a technical field. May substitute equivalent professional experience in lieu of education/training.
  • Recent experience in technical writing in an aerospace business environment, quality assurance, engineering, or software-heavy programs.
  • Experience in word processing, presentation packages, common source databases, and spreadsheets
  • Experience with MIL-STD-40051, S1000D, DITA, and/or ASD-STE100 specifications.
  • Familiarity with PTC windchill®
  • Familiarity with Arbortext™ software to be able to create/modify XML or SGML files
  • Familiarity with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and export compliance
  • Highly proficient with MS Office™ suite?
  • Must demonstrate an excellent technical understanding of military or commercial systems, and technical writing/editing principles, theories and concepts as well as have knowledge of the development of technical manuals and documentation.
  • Must have knowledge of computer-based tools in the production of technical documentation.
  • Must possess:
    • The ability to grasp new concepts quickly.
    • The ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
    • Good organization skills.
    • The ability to identify issues and recognize deviations from accepted practices and processes.
    • Basic analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document and report.
    • Knowledge of computer operations and applications.
    • Ability to work both independently and lead in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.
General Atomics
North Bay Terraces, CA 92114, US