PDS Tech Inc Tech Editor/Writer -Huntsville, Alabama 35806 in Huntsville, Alabama

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking candidate for the role of, Tech Editor / Writer in Huntsville, AL 35806

NOTE: 8 Months Contract

Preferred Work Schedule- 9/80


  • 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 audiences.

  • Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, and engineering drawings.

  • Oversees preparation of illustrative materials, selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts.

  • Conducts quality review of materials.

INTERESTED! CONTACT: skhan@pdstech.com/ Direct # 314-665-2124

Basic Qualifications:

  • MUST be proficient in the use of Arbortext Editor, MS Office Suite, and Adobe Acrobat.

  • MUST be able to utilize appropriate DTD and xml specifications to create, write, edit, review, finalize, and publish Software User Manuals (SUMs), Software Administrator Manuals (SAMs), ETMs, and TBs.

  • MUST be proficient in XML tagging for paged-based and frame-based technical manual development.

  • MUST be proficient in the function and use of Document Type Definitions (DTDs), style sheets, and associated LiveDTDs.

  • MUST have extensive knowledge of DoD MIL-STDs (MIL-STD-40051-, MIL-HDBK-1222, MIL-STD-2361).

  • MUST have the ability to research, review, and understand technical information, interpret engineering drawings, and develop procedural information for technical documentation.

  • MUST be able to prepare draft material for internal review by subject matter experts and final review by customer.

  • MUST be able to prepare reports and presentations for staff, customer meetings, and as requested.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be a quick learner, and self-starter

  • Experienced working in an agile software developmental framework environment with daily scrums and monthly sprints.

  • Familiarity with the creation, editing , review, finalization, and publishing of IETMs, DMWRs, PMCs, LOs, MWOs, BDARs, and SBs pamphlets pocket guides, quick reference guides, and commercial pamphlets across multiple services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, and Coast Guard).

  • Knowledge of Government Printing Office (GPO) style guide.

  • Knowledge of military (Army) maintenance concepts to include the Army’s two-level maintenance concept and maintenance allocation chart (MAC) use in TM development.

  • Knowledge of Beyond Compare, Ultra Edit, and XMLSpy software.

  • Have the ability to multitask on more than one project at a time.

  • Have the ability to work with a group or independently, and able to complete assigned tasks within the required deadlines

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.