2023-58715 - Fleet Documentation Technical Writer


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General Dynamics Mission Systems
100 Plastics Avenue

Website: gdmissionsystems.com

Company Description:
Platforms: Smarter. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we solve the toughest security and technology challenges facing our nation and its allies by building smarter mission-critical products and systems.We develop mission critical C4ISR solutions across the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. As you might imagine, we can offer career paths that fit almost any area of expertise. Almost any background or interests. And almost any short- and long-term career goals. At our location in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, we develop advanced solutions to support the U.S. Navy's latest ships and combat systems.

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.

Learn more about the Pittsfield facility here: www.gdmissionsystems.com/PittsfieldMA.

Additional Business Name: General Dynamics Mission Systems

2023-58715 - Fleet Documentation Technical Writer
To Commensurate With Experience
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Fleet Documentation Technical Writer.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


  • Writes and edits complex operational, instructional, interactive electronic technical manuals (IETMs), maintenance or test procedures for paper, multimedia or web-based publication
  • Conducts interviews with various users and technical staff to gather data for documentation
  • Translates Systems, Software and Hardware Engineering materials (documentation, models, drawings, presentations, etc.) into Fleet Documentation products for the end user
  • Ensures the accurate preparation of documents for interim and final delivery to customer by participating in peer review of documentation
  • Participates in Validation and Verification activities in a lab environment
  • Ensure proper tagging methods are used in electronic products to ensure seamless use by end-user
  • Ensures documents and materials adhere to established standards and guidelines; recommends revisions to standards and guidelines
  • Analyzes change requests to Fleet Documentation, ensuring a complete and correct response and implementation into future product
  • Suggest to management ways to improve our documentation process
  • Proactively informs the technical documentation lead of assignment status, issues, or concerns, including issues of scope, schedule, process, and quality
  • Often interacts with:
    • Internal customers
    • Program Leads
    • External customers
    • Department personnel
    • Engineering Personnel
  • Works with little instruction on day-to-day work and with specific instructions on new or high level assignments
  • Full use and application of standard principles, theories, concepts, and techniques
  • Provides resolutions to an assortment of problems of moderately complex scope
  • Uses judgment within defined practices and procedures 


  • Technical Writing experience
  • Engineering or Fleet experience preferred
  • Considerable knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Considerable written communication skills and the ability to tailor communication to target audience
  • Considerable verbal communication, listening and interviewing skills
  • Considerable ability to research highly technical information and interpret data
  • Proficiency with desktop software such as Visio, Adobe FrameMaker, Arbor Text, and graphic capture software; HTML experience desirable
  • Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity
  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
  • Considerable ability to build productive internal/external working relationship
  • Frequently interacts with internal company and external contacts
  • Represents organization on specific projects as required
  • Works under only very general supervision
  • Fleet experience is a bonus

Bachelor's degree in a related specialized area or field, or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

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