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Textron Technical Writer in Hunt Valley, Maryland

Technical Writer


Who We Are

Textron Systems is part of Textron, a $14 billion, multi-industry company employing 35,000 talented makers, thinkers, creators and doers worldwide. We make things that fly, hover, zoom and launch. Things that move people. Protect soldiers. Power industries. We serve customers in industries spanning aerospace and defense, specialized vehicles, turf care and fuel systems.

This role is in Textron System’s Unmanned Systems business area. Visit TextronSystems.com & Lycoming.com to read more about who we are and the products we make!

Position Summary:

Our external and internal customers rely heavily on the content and accuracy of the technical manuals produced by our technical writers. These manuals are critical to the efficiency and safety of the end-user. Technical Writers in the Textron Integrated Product Support Services (IPSS) business are responsible for developing technical manual documentation necessary to install, operate and support complex equipment platforms for a variety of military and commercial customers.

Job Summary of Responsibilities:

Analysis of engineering data and drawings for pertinent information.

Technical Writers review and conduct analysis of engineering/technical data and drawings to gather pertinent information required for the development of Technical Manuals (TMs) and Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs). They also collaborate with the Logistics Product Data (LPD) group and to gather required information on procedures to be written based on the task analysis performed.

Development of theory of operation, operating instructions, maintenance instructions; remove/replace procedures for technical manuals.

Technical Writers develop publications work products that include; equipment description, theory of operation, operator instructions, troubleshooting procedures, maintenance instructions (remove and replace procedures), and supporting information (Repair Parts and Special Tools Lists). Procedure development to be done in MS Word for page base publications, and XML using WebX UltraAuthor software for Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals. The development of illustration graphics is accomplished using NX Computer Aided Design (CAD) and illustration software.

Complete edits for compliance with all applicable specifications, standards, validation, and verification. Coordination of quality-control and production activities required ensuring the accuracy and adequacy of each publication while adhering to established timelines.

Technical writers review detailed program requirements with the Lead Writer to complete the publications activities in accordance with the applicable publications plan and applicable specifications. They participate in publications Integrated Product Team (IPT) meetings to gather relevant information to support the publications development process while meeting schedule milestones.

Participation in review conferences with internal and external customers. May provide direction to other writers and support personnel who may assist with assigned tasks. Coordination of in-process and final reviews.

Technical writers support internal in-process quality reviews, final reviews, and in-process review conferences with customers to monitor status of assigned programs. They support technical manual validation events (performing the written publications procedures for accuracy and adequacy) and incorporate validation comments prior to the customer verification events (customer team performs validated procedures as final quality check before publication of the manual content).



  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field preferred or minimum 2-4 years equivalent work experience.

  • 0 to 2 years of technical writing experience.

  • Experience developing installation, operation and maintenance procedures

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings.

  • Must be a self-starter and able to take initiative.

  • Ability to gather, analyze and summarize data to develop appropriate actions.

  • Ability to interact with other functional groups including Program Management, Systems Engineering, Specialty Engineering, Logistics Product Data (LPD), and Training to ensure all stakeholders are considered throughout the development process.

  • Ability to provide program status briefings to internal stakeholders and external customers.

  • Able to quickly adapt to change.

  • Active Secret Security clearance preferred. Ability to obtain required.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience using a technical publications development utility such as the WebX UltraAuthor or PTC Windchill Arbortext.

  • Military experience

  • Experience developing S1000D compliant technical publications.

  • Product support experience and system knowledge of Unmanned Systems (e.g. Naval Unmanned Surface Vehicles, Aerosonde Unmanned Aircraft Systems).

How We Care

At Textron Systems, our talented people make us successful. We promote an inclusive environment where we value individuality, differences, and unique perspectives.

Our Company is committed to offering employees opportunities to grow and develop. Our benefits and compensation packages are designed to help our talented employees excel and achieve their goals, so they can make a difference every day in and outside of the workplace. Below are just a few examples!

- Flexible Work Schedules

- Education Assistance

- Career Development & Training Opportunities

- Wellness Program (including Fitness Reimbursement)

- Medical, Dental, Vision & 401(K) with Company Funding

- Paid Parental Leave

Are you a Military Veteran?

Textron's products and services are trusted everyday by those who protect our country. We are dedicated to hiring these Veterans and aim to translate their skills to make an impact on our Company.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-Maryland-Hunt Valley

Recruiting Company Textron Systems

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 286358