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Technical Writer

Norfolk, Virginia

Job ID IMS20220408-88110
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On the L3Harris team, your job is to secure the world. We don’t work here just for the advanced technology and equipment: We work here because we know what – and who – we’re protecting. From families to the intelligence community, and from our climate to our men and women in uniform – we’re making the world a safer place. Working in Software with L3Harris you'll join our team of qualified, diverse individuals and work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, global scope, and a collaborative team setting.

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    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
    • A doctors' service to help with referrals and second opinions for you, your family, and parents

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    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Technical Writer

Job Code: TWSB

Job Location: Norfolk, VA

Job Description:

This candidate may perform moderately complex research and writing tasks to support various systems. The candidate will work either alone or as part of a team to develop content for system technical manuals. The candidate will document the results of analysis design tasks. The candidate must have demonstrated ability to research technical documentation and development of operational and maintenance procedures. The candidate should be resourceful and responsible if tasked to work alone.

Essential Functions:

  • Candidate will support and develop technical manuals and other ILS documents necessary to support contracts' requirements.
  • Applicant will use of Adobe Acrobat applications and Microsoft Office including Word, Project, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio, to develop TMs.
  • Applicant will work closely with System and government SMEs.
  • Applicant will follow establishing timelines to meet contract deliverables.
  • Technical manuals will be written at the 9th grade level.
  • Translate and organize complex technical information into an array of readable formats.

Qualifications: (refer to Career Framework)

  • Secret Clearance at time of hire (desired)
  • Must have ten years of professional experience in development of technical documentation.
    • Eight years of full-time professional experience in the documentation of operational / maintenance / installation data and or process requirements using standard military practices.
  • Candidate must be an organized self-starter with superb attention to detail, meticulous grammar, and a clear understanding of how to translate and organize complex technical information into an array of readable formats.
  • Applicant should be skilled in the use of Adobe Acrobat applications and Microsoft Office including Word, Project, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio, Arbortext, and Epic Editor experience with S1000D specifications utilizing a Navy CSDB, and XML tagging are preferred.
  • Applicant may be required to possess or be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance in a timely fashion.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Self-Starter
  • XML authoring a plus (Arbortext, Oxygen, Omega, Xmetal or similar)
  • Candidate must have above average expertise in Microsoft Office applications particularly MS Power Point, MS Excel, and MS Word (e.g., development of forms)
  • Additionally, the candidate should be familiar with MS Office suite to include Access and Project
  • Experience in quality control a plus.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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