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Technical Writer II

Job Code: 1394
Location: Crane, IN 47522
Project Name: NSWC Crane JXNQ WTS Training Support


Job Description: (Brief Summary/Statement)

Provide services in support of the Weapons Systems Training Branch of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division providing field service, training and documentation support for a wide variety of Department of Defense Sponsors and other Department of Defense Agencies.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Writes, rewrites and/or edits documents such as handbooks, procedure manuals, user manuals, technical manuals, service manuals, operational specifications, training plans and curriculum to communicate specifications and instructions clearly and effectively to a wide range of audiences.
  • Performs periodic Quality Assurance (QA) reviews of material for accuracy, consistency, and conformance to MIL standards.
  • Translates complex data into user-friendly text to support the development of Depot Maintenance Work Requirements (DMWR), Intermediate Maintenance Work Requirements (IMWR), Technical Repair Standards (TRS), Operator Manuals (OM) and Maintenance Manuals (MM).
  • Receives information and required edits to documentation from Subject Matter Experts (SME), project leads or project teams and uses Structured FrameMaker software to develop technical manuals in accordance with standards.
  • Designs and implements cataloging systems to maintain document control of all in process and completed documentation per standards.
  • Serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on provided standards and style guides for the development of documentation and ensures all documentation is in adherence to standards.
  • Documents completion percentages, remaining tasks and estimated completion dates to develop and update Project Plans.
  • May be called upon to facilitate In Process Review (IPR) meetings with customer to present Project Plans and discuss issues.
  • Selects or recommends use of layouts, graphics, drawings, tables, exhibits, illustrations, charts, or storyboards to amplify or clarify publications objectives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • High School degree required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in technical writing for military manuals using MIL STD 40051
  • Demonstrated ability to edit documents using FrameMaker Software
  • Minimum two years’ experience with Adobe FrameMaker


Clearance Required:

  • Active Secret Clearance


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