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PDS Tech Inc Principal Technical Editor and Writer - Secret in San Diego, California

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Principal Technical Editor and Writer, in San Diego, CA.


  • Write, rewrite, and/or edit documents such as operational procedure manuals and related technical publications.

  • Communicate clearly and effectively, operational specifications and instructions to aircrew audiences to include military personnel.

  • Act as a resourceful point of contact to Engineering and the Test teams.

  • Support the development of teams in the investigation of issues.

  • Develop, implement, and support the Technical Order (TO) development and build plans.

  • Demonstrate initiative to acquire subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referencing technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals.

  • Requires active participation in overseeing the preparation of illustrative materials, including the selection of drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts.

  • Requires the responsibility to conduct detailed quality reviews and to work closely with customers and engineers for issue resolution.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6 Years with Bachelors, 4 Years with Masters, or equivalent experience.

  • Previous Flight Manual authoring and development experience. Familiar with pilot and/or mission operator controls, displays, and general knowledge of aircraft systems.

  • Previous experience developing Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs).

  • Strong attention to detail and personal organization.

  • Be a pro-active team player who thinks ahead, plans and suggests solutions.

  • Must be able to attain a Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Flight Manual authoring and development experience.

  • Military and/or Pilot experience preferred in unmanned or manned aircraft.

  • Familiar with pilot and sensor operator controls, displays, and general knowledge of all aircraft systems.

  • Ability to support airworthiness military type certification. General understanding of S1000D, SGML or XML authoring software, common source database, and technical publications development processes.

  • Ability to interpret engineering documentation including drawings, specifications, alert bulletins and other technical documents.

  • Possess excellent oral and written communications skills.

  • Must be able to perform work with little or minimal supervision.

  • High literacy in structured authoring environment (bookplan structure, task numbering and DTDs/schema, elements, tagging and attributes).

  • Experience producing electronic technical data.

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.