Technical Writer

Collins Aerospace

Cedar Rapids, IA Marketing & Media

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.Are you a strategic thinker who can see beyond the now? Be part of a team that is developing the strategy and direction of one of the biggest players in the aerospace industry. The Strategy, Development & Communications team is a major influencer in the long-term vision of Collins Aerospace. Working together with teams across the company, we focus on strategic planning and analysis, internal and external communications, mergers and acquisitions and revenue synergies. Join a team that has its pulse on the future of aerospace and watch your career take flight.

Role Overview
Researches, analyzes, and translates technical information into government manuals and other documents for non-technical and technical users. Establishes and maintains internal and external company contacts for Collins Aerospace equipment and/or specific platform subject matter expertise.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes, designs and develops publication development for one or more type documents of moderate complexity using established procedures.
  • May be considered a specialist in a specific publication product or a generalist in multiple publication products. Self-directed and provides guidance to team members.
  • Assists in the development of policies, guidelines, and procedures to ensure quality and cost control
  • Normally receives little instruction on day to day work, general instructions on new assignments. Participates in determining objectives of assignment. Plans, schedules and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives. Work is reviewed upon completion.
  • Obtains and analyzes engineering source data utilized for product development.
  • May prepare product outlines and estimates to support product development and planning.
  • Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise.
  • Be accountable for the cost, quality, and timely delivery of all work assignments.
  • Must be able to represent the project team at conferences, in-process review, training, and pubs validations, as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to understand and comprehend system operation from typical engineering documentation (schematics, software specifications, hardware interface specifications, and equipment specifications).
  • Experience maintaining, using, or designing aircraft avionics equipment.
  • Component level electronics skills and/or recent experience.
  • Strong attention to detail and personal organization.
  • Professional attitude toward work assignments, toward customer relationships, and toward company/department goals and vision.
  • Knowledge of Military Writing Specifications.
  • Experience in writing or using intermediate and depot level aircraft maintenance publications.
  • Experience producing electronic technical data.
  • Experience writing in ATA-2200, Military Specifications and/or S1000D.
  • Subject Matter Expert knowledge of some Collins Aerospace product(s) or product line(s).
  • Simplified Technical English (ASD/AECMA version) writing experience.
  • Former military experience preferred.
  • Ability to obtain DoD Security Clearance (preferred, but not required)

Basic Qualifications:
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 3 years of relevant experience.  In the absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.

US Citizenship is Required

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.
Some of our competitive benefits package includes:
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance
• Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
• Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution
• Tuition reimbursement
• Life insurance and disability coverage
• And more

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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Job ID: 69567

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