Aviation Technical Publication Writer/Illustrator Jobs in Indianapolis, IN at EFLEETMX

Title: Aviation Technical Publication Writer/Illustrator


Location: Indianapolis, IN



Interpret mechanical system and electrical engineering drawings including their accompanying substantiation reports so that illustrations can be produced and supplemental instructions for continued airworthiness including but not limited to aircraft crew operating manuals and safety briefing information, can be written in support of receiving a regulatory approval for a modified aircraft. Duties shall be split between illustrating and technical writing, as workload requires.


Strong ability to read and understand engineering drawings is key
Review all systems and technical drawings to create procedural manuals for each component, system, interior configuration etc., which are customized specifically for each aircraft
Translate technical information into clear, readable documents to be used by technical personnel
Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards
Develop and update corporate documentation and forms as tasked by the manager
Coordinate with the production team to access the aircraft in order to validate the written procedural steps prior to aircraft close-up
Create simple illustrations to support manuals
Take digital photographs for reference and incorporating into projects as required
Quality check the hard copy and electronic files of the documents to ensure all requirements are met prior to submitting documents to external in-process review and final delivery
Maintain configuration control of files for historical purposes
Performs other related duties as assigned


BS Degree in Industrial Technologies, graphics, technical arts or Aeronautics preferred with equivalent technical writing work experience
3+ years of experience as an aviation technical writer or illustrator
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Working knowledge of Adobe Frame Maker and Illustrator


Excellent procedural technical writing skills with thorough knowledge of English grammar and punctuation
Ability to assimilate technical concepts quickly and to produce accurate procedural instructions
Demonstrated experience in designing and producing simple illustrations for technical documentation
Must have excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently but can seek guidance when necessary
Ability to meet tight deadlines and adjust to changing priorities


The work environment described here is representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

The office building where this position works is a typical office environment with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues in the immediate vicinity of the workstation. The employee in this position will experience occasional outdoor exposure to heat, cold, and environmental elements when called upon to locate personnel working inside or outside of a Hangar.


The physical demands described here is representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Frequency of Physical Demand
% denotes the percentage of time engaged in the activity

C: Constant (67-100%)
F: Frequent (34-66%)
O: Occasional (11-33%)

S: Seldom (<10%) N: Never (not at all) Activity Frequency Additional Information Sitting C Standing S Walking O Driving N Lifting: 25 lb. S Carrying: 25 lb. S Climbing Stairs/Ladders S Bending at Waist S Twisting at Waist S Crouching/Kneeling S Reaching S Repetitive Motion O Talking O Hearing C Seeing C Temperature Extreme O 98% Indoors 2% Outdoors Comments for line above To get to any of the Hangars it requires going outside ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE: Reports to: Manager of Certification and Compliance Manages: None Career Path: Senior Technical Writer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive description of all work requirements and responsibilities. The job description does not constitute an employment contract and is subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. Additionally, the minimum level of education notated as a requirement could be supplemented by commensurate experience and/or certification(s) or license(s) as determined by the hiring manager. 7XisPpsQFr

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