Writer/Editor/Technical Communication Specialist – Level 3

$40-$42.00 hour

PDS Technical Services

November 13, 2017

12 full time contract positions to start in January of 2018 in Mesa Arizona. Technical Communications Specialists are members of the Information Services/Create and Capture Technical Team. The Information Services team helps employees throughout the company create, access, understand, harness, manage, and disseminate information. They optimize the latest developments in information management strategies to support company innovation and competitiveness, delivering high quality, cost effective solutions on a global scale. The Create & Capture team includes visual and technical communicators with excellent critical thinking, photographic, and writing skills. They successfully collaborate to provide the services that the company needs. The Technical Communication and Electronic Publishing teams of professional communicators supports the product life cycle by developing the technical media deliverables required by the company’s experts who design, manufacture, assemble, obtain certification, deliver, and service our products worldwide. Technical Communications Specialists serve as advisors in their field, providing access to and understanding of standards, templates, formats, and other requirements.

• Writes, edits, and proofreads technical content • Gathers input and reconciles conflicting comments • Verifies consistency and clarity of communication • Defines scope of project, negotiates agreement, and monitors status • Develops concepts and proposals for new content management • Negotiates approaches to content structure and design • Adheres to company guidelines for classified content • Ensures compliance with company standards for communication and branding • Determines content requirements for regulatory treatment, coordination, or approval

Desired Qualifications: • Technical writing degree or certificate • Experience creating technical content for aerospace, telecommunications, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, software, or similar industry • Proficiency with Content for Reuse methodologies and applications • Experience with process documentation • Experience working with global team members

Basic Qualifications (Required): • Demonstrated experience creating technical content • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe products • Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously • Ability to follow standards and style guides • Experience interfacing with subject matter experts in a virtual environment • Ability to refine project requirements • Experience working to complex project requirements • Experience meeting project block points and deadlines Education: One of the following: Bachelor's and typically 6 or more years' related work experience, a Master's degree and typically 4 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Please send resume to Mindy Moore at mmoore@pdstech.com