Technical Publications Job Description

Technical Publications Job Description

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Technical publications provides maintenance events projection, product life cycle, technical economic value/maintenance cost analysis, cost to market of aircraft, aircraft/engine portfolio management and portfolio exposure analysis.

Technical Publications Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Drives continuous improvement in systems, methods and processes to ensure the Tech Pubs Team is operating efficiently and effectively in accordance with internal and external requirements (including ATA 100 and Spec 2200 standards)
Provide oversight for the development and delivery of training material and technical manuals associated with the contract in place
Represent the Patriot Core Execution Team at program meetings, updates and reviews
Oversee the conduct of in country training ensuring instructors are qualified and providing world class training
Tracks IIS Earned Value
Holds weekly status meetings with the sub-contractor in order to track progress of material due under the contract
Periodic CONUS and OCOUNS travel, up to 10%
Supervise the Technical Publications team consistent with the goals and objectives of the Technical Publications Department
Provide employee hour estimates, project management, and accountability for projects undertaken by the Technical Publications Department
Develop and implement strategies that demonstrate forward thinking and innovation for how publications are authored and distributed

Technical Publications Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Technical Publications

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Education for Technical Publications

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the technical publications job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Technical, Education, Engineering, Writing, English, Communications, Computer Science, Journalism, Business, Graduate

Skills for Technical Publications

Desired skills for technical publications include:

Aircraft operation
Interviewing SMEs and using the product itself
Aircraft systems and aircraft maintenance practices
Applicable maintenance / technical manuals and publications
Aircraft systems
Processes
At least one authoring tool
Data structures
Engineering tools
Aircraft maintenance practices and aircraft manufacturing

Desired experience for technical publications includes:

Enthusiasm, dedication, and a passion for technology
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, advanced computer skills
10+ years of technical writing experience, including creating new content, rewriting existing content, and editing copy
4+ years team lead and/or management experience, preferably with HR responsibilities (recruiting, hiring, performance management)
4+ years using object-oriented authoring/publishing tools, such as Madcap Flare and AuthorIT, and structured authoring
4+ years using print-based authoring/publishing tools, such as FrameMaker and Microsoft Word

Technical Publications Examples

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Technical Publications Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a technical publications. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for technical publications
  • Provide written data in ATA-100 & ATA iSpec 2200 format using Enterprise based software and publishing packages for the above technical manuals and publications which incorporate engineering data
  • Coach, counsel, evaluate and discipline department employees according to Honda Aircraft Company policies and procedures
  • Implement on-going continuous improvement of the various department procedures, controls, flows and systems, and become familiar with Honda Aircraft Company internal policies and procedures
  • Manage/monitor source data incoming to organization
  • Responsible for the team need, their development and growth, performance reviews, managing budgets, and recruit to fill open headcount to ensure efficient operations
  • Ensures there is high performing team that meets the needs of internal and external customers
  • Facilitate feedback and best practices though leadership discussions at member events
  • Assigns all activities based on workload and expertise of the Technical Writers’ Group
  • Implement the development of strategic plans driving continuous improvements assuring Company\Department’s Goals and Objectives are always met
  • Maintains\monitors Workload Activities KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) of the group ensuring full compliance, and high level of employees’ relationships in the organization
Qualifications for technical publications
  • Knowledge of virtual computing and networking concepts
  • Experience documenting GUI-based systems
  • Experience with issue tracking software, such as Jira
  • Experience with Agile project tracking software, such as Rally
  • Experience documenting APIs and/or class functions
  • Experience working across multiple platforms, such as Windows, Mac, and Linux
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Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of technical publications. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for technical publications
  • Gathers general data to support production and delivery of end product
  • Maintains delivery record data files
  • Define and develop engine maintenance requirements as it pertains to overhaul
  • Use TMS system to authorize, control, and track projects send project status reports/updates to Lead Writers and Supervisors as needed
  • You will be creating publications that explain the company’s products to its customers and internal audience and allow full use of its functionality
  • You will be ensuring that documentation products meet industry standards of quality, usability, and format using writing expertise and product knowledge
  • You will assume full responsibility for all official documents of product applications
  • You will be creating and maintaining the application's documentation and/or training framework, the content of its publications
  • You will independently create new version documents using own product knowledge information and new functionality information that is gained via activities described in #5
  • You will integrate into the documentation all relevant information gained from interaction with developers, designers, testers, infra, implementation, product managers and program managers, customer feedback
Qualifications for technical publications
  • Ability to read and reliably interpret all aircraft technical manuals
  • Must possess comprehensive knowledge of technical publications development practices and business environment
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of personal computer systems with Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat Professional, and Microsoft Project
  • Must have excellent oral, written and organizational skills which are easily applied to administration and supervision
  • Must have the ability to supervise, organize and motivate technical employees
  • Highly motivated individual with good organized approach to challenges
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of technical publications. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for technical publications
  • You will estimate time and effort required for documentation tasks, contributing to documentation plans
  • You will be doing Peer-review on documentation for other members of the Technical Publications team
  • You would be responsible for designing end-to-end learning solutions to address business needs and priorities
  • You will work closely with many interfaces to determine the right method to use in the product training
  • You will manage learning development projects, collaborating with internal and external interfaces and setting timelines and tasks to ensure all interfaces are well aware of their part in the project
  • Create and modify 3D models of various pieces of mobile equipment
  • Manipulate 3D solid models into various shapes and forms to create Illustrated Parts Lists (IPL's) and exploded views of various systems on mobile equipment
  • Work with Engineers to ensure correct information is provided in TUG manuals
  • Validate Bill of Material data against IPL data to ensure all parts are shown in the IPL
  • Perform minor updates to existing manuals as needed
Qualifications for technical publications
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify risks and issues, and take actions to resolve
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills and the ability to communicate with all levels, both internally and with internal\external customers
  • Demonstrated experience leading, mentoring and coaching employees
  • Ability to provide direction\growth of employees
  • Ability to manage schedules and promised deliverables on time
  • Experienced\Knowledge of the Aerospace Industry’s Technical Publications’ Standards
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Technical Publications Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of technical publications. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for technical publications
  • Review and follow Engineering Design Standards
  • Physically examine equipment and compare work to the actual products being represented in the manuals
  • Perform all other duties as directed by functional manager
  • Updates existing content that can be repurposed for use as product information, online help, training materials, e-learning components, support content, proposals, policies/procedures, and other knowledge assets
  • Lead a highly skilled group of publications professionals from technical writers to illustrators
  • Work with customers to define publication services requirements
  • Work with the technical publication team to improve efficiencies in producing quality publications competitively
  • Manage publications projects including cost, schedule and quality of delivered products
  • Produce, update, revise, edit technical documentation
  • Provide translation of technical documentation
Qualifications for technical publications
  • You have the ability to create and update various types of Aircraft Manuals
  • Excellent understanding of automotive technology particularly as related to the vehicle service and repair process bumper-to-bumper, all systems
  • Ability to analyze engineering-level automotive service repair information and to create technical written instruction understandable by all levels of service technicians
  • Ability to work independently/self-starter and as a team when asked
  • Four or more years of increasingly responsible automotive technical writing/editorial experience or equivalent background in a related field
  • Excellent PC skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
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Technical Publications Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of technical publications. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for technical publications
  • Maintain an understanding of and ensure compliance with L-3 ESS Engineering, Security, Health and Safety procedures
  • Review and sign-off on Technical Publications requirements for Sales Request Forms (SRFs)
  • Development of technical equipment life cycle models (LCM) and total cost of operation (TCO) models for all hard rock equipment models
  • Ensure a complete, current and well-maintained Brisbane technical library, both in hard copy and electronic formats, including Component Maintenance Manuals (CMMs), Service Bulletins (SBs), Airworthiness Directives (ADs), Company Journals, Training Materials and miscellaneous publications
  • Act as the primary technical point of contact for all customer publication enquiries
  • Support users by ensuring all current technical information is available
  • Support the Brisbane workshop’s chemical management system by tracking, storing and disposing of consumables
  • Reports to the Technical Publications Manager
  • Assists in distribution of all Maintenance related manuals
  • Assist in receiving, sorting and insertion of Technical Manual revisions
Qualifications for technical publications
  • Knowledge of the application and use of specialty publication software such as Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop
  • Posting updated material to various SharePoint sites for customers support in designing and updating the site itself
  • BA/BS or Associates degree w/6-10+ years experience
  • 4+ years of specific aviation logistic support experience is required
  • Must be a detailed oriented/self starter able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced logistics environment
  • Candidate must possess strong analytical skills and be familiar with Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint

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