Technical Writer

Company Name:
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Job Title: Technical Writer
Requisition Number: 5431
State: Massachusetts
City: Lexington
Description: Group 75 expertise includes systems engineering, integration, test, and verification. Example projects include satellite passive imaging sensors, space and ground laser communications systems, and airborne laser radar and imaging systems on both manned and unmanned aircraft.
Technical writer. Part time, 20 hours per week, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday schedule.
The technical writer will support staff in the engineering division by creating and managing documentation needs for Level 1 and other programs. In addition, the writer will support the engineering and mission division staff with a technical skill set aligned to documenting key descriptions of hardware, firmware, software or performance for use by both LL staff and sponsors.
Develop system and component level hardware documentation and assembly and test procedures in partnership with technicians, engineers, and program managers. This requires gathering information from engineers and techicians and from engineering drawings as well as from observation of the proceedures and deriving formal documentation describing the hardware and procedures completely, clearly, and unambiguously. Develop reports for internal and external use based on engineering-level input. This includes understanding powerpoint presentations, engineering descriptions and formal or informal documentation; creating a coherent document in, for example, MS Word or Adobe pdf, and following laboratory standard for report creation. Work with MAO and program staff to create, review, track and provide documentation for program close-out and for tech transfer to industrial partners as required. Edit and maintain program documentation sets. This includes setting up and maintaining revision control systems and documentation structures. Assist staff with technical publications and presentations.
Minimum education requirements are a BS/BA with proven writing skills. Science and engineering degrees and experience are valued. Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio, Project), Adobe Acrobat required. Proficiency with Matlab, Tortise SVN and SolidWorks highly recommended. Five or more years experience in technical writing, three of which should be in hardware documentation. The ability to develop technical documentation from engineering input with minimal supervision is required. Experience with Lincoln laboratory engineering procedures is highly desired.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, or disability.
U.S. citizenship is required.

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