Technical Editor/Writer

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Raytheon Missiles & Defense Whole Life Engineering (WLE) consists of several engineering disciplines. The main objective is to influence hardware and systems early in their life cycle to assure effective operation, reliability, maintainability and safe and economical ownership by the customer and end user. At Naval Power section within Whole Life Engineering, we provide a variety of Engineering capabilities to the Whole Life Engineering and Support Department, including:
  • Failure Reporting Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS)
  • Reliability Availability Maintainability Analysis (RAM)
  • System Safety
  • Logistics Engineering
  • Technical Documentation /Logistics Management Information and Training
  • Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS)
  • Depot Operations Management
We are conducting search for a Technical Editor/Writer, who will have the opportunity to contribute to multi-disciplinary teams with the objective to oversee logistics engineering within major development programs.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Developing and reviewing technical communications deliverables including engineering documentation, operational procedures, plans, action reports, and meeting minutes, coordinating with engineering teams to obtain necessary input data
  • Preparing, reviewing, editing and maintaining program technical documents including software and system engineering documents, CONOPS, test reports, user documentation, implementation documentation, etc.
  • Creating, reviewing, editing and maintaining technical drawings
  • Providing assistance to the Whole Life Engineering Lead or Integrated Product Team Lead
This position can be a Salary Grade G06 or Salary Grade G07 based on the candidates qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements.

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only US Citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Periodic domestic travel is required.



Required Skills:
  • Experience developing written content in a military or civilian environment
    • At the G07 level, a relevant Master's Degree may be considered for this job.
  • Experience with print, electronic, video and/or social media vehicles
  • US Citizenship is required

Desired Skills:
  • Experience with Extensible Markup Language (XML) Editors
  • Experience with Data Module Publishing Systems used to produce Technical Manuals (TM) and Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM)
  • Experience technical writing and editing
  • Experience with creating technical briefings including executive leadership briefings
  • Experience developing news articles, monthly newsletters, executive messages, advanced PowerPoint presentations and infographics
  • Familiarity with a variety of communications vehicles, practices and technologies, including print, electronic, video and social media
  • Familiarity with technical communication language and subject matter

Required Education:
  • Bachelor's degree. 8+ years of relevant professional experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelors degree.

This job is posted internally as: Technical Editor/Writer I // Technical Editor/Writer I

The job location is in Portsmouth, RI, with miles of nature trails, a fitness center with locker rooms, a dining center, research library and a fully staffed medical facility. There is an active chapter of the Young Employee Success Network (YESNET), one of the employee resource groups, with a focus on networking, new hire outreach, career development, community service and social activities. In addition, it is just a five-mile trip to the famed beaches of Newport, Rhode Island, or that short drive north to Boston.

Here at Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD), we innovate to create solutions and solve complex challenges across all domains: from land and sea to air, space, and cyberspace. In doing so, we embrace the talent, expertise and perspectives of our diverse workforce, each bringing their skills, ideas and dedication to the work we do. We pride ourselves on our commitment to our customers, industry partners and our teammates, making a positive impact not only to our business, but also in our communities where we live and work. Our constant innovation is made possible by a strong culture, investing in our people, and an unwavering vision thats shared by our employees across the globe a vision of one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place.

We have been recognized as a respected employer and valued corporate citizen for our employment practices, programs and community support by a number of highly-regarded organizations. The list includes: Forbes, Glassdoor, National Veterans Small Business Association, Corporate Responsibility Magazine, Environmental Protection Agency, Affinity Inc. and many more.

What We Offer: Whether you are just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits on offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

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