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Specialist, Technical Writing

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Job ID IMS20221711-93658
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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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I love my job because every day there’s a new problem to tackle, a new skill to learn and an awesome team that has my back.

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L3Harris Work Perks

  • Health

    • 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

  • Family

    • 4 weeks of paid parental leave for moms and dads
    • Fertility treatment
    • Subsidized backup childcare and eldercare
    • Adoption assistance - $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
    • Pet insurance

  • Well-Being

    • No cap to your PTO time (for exempt employees)
    • Dress for your day - wear what works for you at work
    • Legal plan for you, your family, and parents
    • Discount platform
    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

Job Description

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: Specialist, Technical Writing

Job Code: IMS20221711-93658

Job Location:Tulsa, Ok

Schedule: 9/80 with every other Friday off

About Aeromet

L3Harris -Aeromet is a Division of Integrated Mission Systems Segment with its main office is located in Tulsa, OK. L3Harris-Aeromet is established within the DoD Community as the developer and operator of special mission ISR systems. We provide special mission system design, modification, and operations with emphasis on the development and integration of state-of-the-art EO/IR sensor systems.

Job Description:

Develop aerospace technical publications to include Aircraft Flight Manuals; Aircraft Maintenance Manual Supplements; Special Mission System Operations Manuals & Flight Crew Checklists and Component Maintenance Manuals. Generate text derived from sources such as engineering drawings/vendor documentation and interviews with SMEs. Prepare technical content using tools such as Adobe FrameMaker, Microsoft Word and customer-directed tools. Format documents per industry standards, company standards or customer-defined specifications. Develop illustrations and graphics using Adobe Illustrator. Coordinate and lead technical publication In-Process Reviews. Publish technical publications using Adobe Acrobat and coordinate release through company data management system. Support business development and program management activities.

Essential Functions:

  • Interpret, translate and summarize data sourced from engineering drawings, ECOs, schematics, diagrams and IPCs.
  • Generate flight and/or maintenance manuals for airborne and/or ground-based mission systems.
  • Develop operational procedures, theory of operations, troubleshooting, fault isolation procedures, test, and repair procedures.
  • Plan, develop, organize, write and edit operational procedures and maintenance manuals per applicable industry and/or customer specifications.
  • Produce electronic documentation in addition to hard copy manuals.
  • Maintain a comprehensive library of technical documentation and illustrations.
  • Analyze documents to maintain continuity of style and format.
  • Ensure configuration consistency in updates/revisions to technical manuals.
  • Must be able to work within defined budgets and meet schedule deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills with solid understanding of MS Office Suite and applications.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to transition between different programs and publication styles.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Engineering or related field and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience or 2 years post-Secondary/ Associates Degree and a minimum of 8 years of prior related experience. Graduate Degree English, Engineering or related field and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience working with aerospace practices, and industry technical publications specifications (i.e., ATA 100, ATA iSpec2200, S1000D), with an understanding of commercial and military aerospace practices.
  • Minimum of 2 years work with Adobe FrameMaker or other technical writing tools such as Arbortext.
  • Minimum of 2 years S1000D or DITA
  • Minimum of 2 years producing graphics and illustrations using tools such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop highly desired.
  • Minimum of 2 years using engineering tools such as Teamcenter/SmartTeam, SolidEdge/Nx as well as AutoCad and Capital strongly desired.


Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Familiarity with military technical publication specifications such as MIL-M-38784, MIL-DTL-87929, MIL-DTL-38807.
  • DITA strongly desired.
  • Experience with military Mission Systems Operations Manuals and Abbreviated Mission Crew Checklists highly desired.
  • Experience developing and publishing IETMs.

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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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