Sr Technical Writer

Job Locations MD-Aberdeen Proving Groun
Work Region
Administrative Support

Position Summary

MAG Aerospace is hiring for a Senior Technical Writer/Editor who will oversee and manage all IETM/ETM and IKTB development in order to ensure that these products are delivered within cost, on time, and within CDRL specifications.

Technical writing is the interpretation of engineering data and translation of it into expository text aimed toward a specific customer, audience, or persons whose interest is not only scientific, but can be financial and business related as well. 

The variety of documents (e.g., proposals, periodic reports, plans, brochures, business materials, and other Technical Data Packages, etc.) demands this position to work closely with the appropriate Engineering Team Lead, and/or other teams as necessary for proper and accurate development of a document. 


**Must be a US Citizen**

**This position is contingent upon contract award**

**Sign-On Bonus Available**

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Technical Writing: Oversee development of IETM/ETM and IKTBs in accordance with CDRL specifications
  • Technical Editing: The technical editing process is an in‑depth editorial effort, which requires reviewing a document for all the following:
  • Technical Content: Verifies Technical Document (TD) for technical accuracy and renders information into words that the intended or targeted audience will understand.   
  • Language Style: Reviews the quality of language in a document, checking fluency, parallelism, and level of writing.
  • Substance: Checks for rational paragraphing, format, content coherence, and comprehensiveness of tables and figures to eliminate contradictions and inconsistencies.
  • Format Editing: Format editing requires reviewing a document for all the following:

Conformance: Ensures adherence to applicable specifications or style/format guidelines (e.g., cited Government procuring agency style guide, standard, or specification). Normally, higher‑quality documents are required to conform to AAI identity and Best Commercial Standards.

Integrity: Ensures proper agreement among all parts of the document.  Thus, all tables and figures that are referenced in text are verified to exist, follow in proper order, and have unique and meaningful titles; a consistent numbering system (where applicable) is used for all pages, paragraphs, tables, and illustrations.  Ensures that all internal references are correct.

Layout: Ensures that all pages are of uniform dimension and margins.  Ensures that text, tables, and illustrations are legible and presented in a logical format that enhances understanding and comprehension.

  • Proofreading: Responsible for the proofreading of all text, tabular, and illustration pages, checking for errors and making the necessary corrections. 
  • All documents produced by the Team comply with the following proofreading guidelines:
    • The initial typing of a new document requires 100-percent proofreading.
    • In subsequent review cycles, changes or updates from contributors require 100‑percent proofreading of altered areas and scanning each affected page to ensure that no other areas have been inadvertently changed or misprinted.
    • In cases where computer malfunction is suspected, a 100-percent proofreading of all pages is necessary to guarantee that content and/or format throughout the TD has not been changed or lost.


Minimum Requirements


Experience / Skills: 

  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant work experience with developing tactical radio installation kit technical bulletins and installing tactical radio equipment on Army light and medium tactical vehicles
  • Experience with tactical radio equipment including: SINCGARS Radio Sets; legacy ASIP Radio Sets; High Frequency (HF) Radios Sets; SATCOM Radios; and software defined radios
  • Ability to grasp complex technical concepts and translate into easily understandable documents.
  • Candidate must be capable of juggling multiple complex documentation tasks with little or no oversight, while also working effectively within a documentation team to support varying workloads.
  • Must be comfortable with frequent interaction with site government and contractor personnel as it pertains to the development of technical documentation including user manuals, test plans and procedures, specifications, white papers, and equipment and/or systems training materials and technology description documents
  • Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and other technologies, specifically: MS Word, Power Point, Visio Adobe Professional
  • SharePoint skills
  • 2-5 years of Technical Writing experience.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with concentration in English or some other related field. 

Desired Requirements:

  • Candidate will ideally be familiar with DoD technical writing requirements and have knowledge of applicable military standards, specifications, and test practices, particularly MIL-STD-40051.

Other Requirements:

  • Must have U.S. citizenship
  • DoD secret clearance

Special Note

The position is contingent upon candidate’s ability to meet physical and medical requirements as needed by the position; including compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local jurisdictional requirements.

Government or customer site-specific requirements may include, but are not limited to, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status, except in circumstances where a candidate is legally entitled to an accommodation.

Company Policy

MAG Aerospace (MAG) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to our positions.
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.
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MAG Aerospace (MAG) is committed to providing an online application process that is accessible to all, including individuals with a disability, by offering an alternative way to apply for job openings. This alternative method is available for those who cannot otherwise complete the online application due to a disability or need for accommodation.
MAG provides reasonable accommodation to applicants under the guidance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam-Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and certain state and/or local laws.

If you need assistance due to a disability, please contact the MAG Aerospace Recruiting email: or call (703) 376-8993.


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