Technical Writer

Greensboro, North Carolina | Permanent | Job ID #45288 |
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Onward Search is hiring an experienced technical writer for an International client in Greensboro, NC and client will pay relocation! The Technical Writer will work independently and as part of a team to author a set of technical manuals (AFM, AMM, CMM, IPC, WDM, SRM) from engineering, manufacturing, flight, and supplier data. The writer shall be able to research within Engineering drawing structure to find all necessary supporting documents.


  • Research technical information to develop technical documents.
  • Ability to develop airplane illustrated parts catalog from engineering drawings, blueprints, manufacturing, flight, bills of material, and supplier data; using the industry system of indenture.
  • Work independently and as part of a team to help revise a set of airplane technical manuals (AFM, AMM, CMM, WDM, SRM) from engineering, manufacturing, flight, and supplier data.
  • Ability to create line art to illustrate aircraft parts and assemblies for use in aircraft technical manuals, parts catalogs and other related publications.
  • Able to develop isometric technical illustrations from scratch using basic technical illustration principles.
  • Experienced in interpreting blueprints, detailed engineering specifications, and schematics (electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic).
  • Exhibit strong attention to detail and be an excellent communicator, verbally and through graphic visualizations


  • Aviation technical writing experience required.

  • Knowledge of technical publication’s regulatory requirements and Industry Writing Specifications (ATA, GAMA, DITA and S1000D).

  • Experience authoring documentation in structured Adobe Framemaker (SGML, XML) and Cortona3D/Xmetal RapidAuthor (ATA task numbering; typical DTDs/schema, elements and attributes) or other .xml authoring software.

  • Experience with MS Office suite.

  • Experience using CAD/CATIA/3D illustrations.

  • Experience with Teamcenter PLM system.


  • Knowledge of aircraft systems and technical documentation, including illustrated parts catalogs, airplane maintenance manuals, operator manuals, and installation instructions

  • Past aviation maintenance or assembly work

  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail and personal organization

  • A fundamental understanding of FARs as they apply to aircraft operations, maintenance and design certification.

  • Excellent communication and computer skills.

  • Self-starter and able to make sound writing decisions with minimum assistance from supervision.




  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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