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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Mar 17, 2023

Job Description

Newport News Shipbuilding has an opportunity for a Technical Writer to join their team. This position is with the Propulsion Plant Planning Yard (PPPY) Integrated Digital Shipbuilding (iDS) Team. The individual works with Teamcenter/NX, the Ford Class Carriers, Fleet support, Laser Scanning, drawings to the Navy, and interacts with NAVSEA/other shipyards. The individual will identify process gaps throughout the design and research process and suggest tools or improved processes to drive efficiencies. Partner with internal teams and external vendors to support the onboarding of new design and research tools. Maintain and develop tooling and training documentation to ensure the team is up to date and using compliant processes. Identify best practices and knowledge gaps and partner with internal and external partners to create ongoing training materials. 


Writes, rewrites and/or edits technical documents such as technical procedure manuals, user manuals, programming manuals, service manuals, operational specifications, and related technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences. Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals. Oversees preparation of illustrative materials, selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts. Conducts quality review of materials.


Basic Qualifications

3 Years with Bachelor's Degree in related field; 1 year of relevant professional experience with a Master's Degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical Drawing experience 
  • Ship Check experience
  • FORD Class Ship Knowledge
  • Independent problem solver
  • Command Media Trained
  • Technical writing experience
  • Fleet Support experience
  • Innovative individual for Lifecycle enhancements for CVN   
  • Microsoft Suite experience
  • Dedicated to learn new programs i.e. Laser Scanning
  • SharePoint experience
  • Customer interface
  • Laser Scan Team Lead
  • Customer interface
  • Researcher
  • Team oriented worker 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Req ID: 30888 
  • Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) 
  • Travel Required: Yes, 10%-25% of the time 
  • Shift: 1st 
  • Relocation: No relocation assistance available 
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree 
  • Virtual/Telework Opportunity: Yes - Occasional or hybrid telework available 
  • US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 
  • Clearance Type: No - Clearance Not Required to Start  

Who We Are - About HII 


Working at HII is more than a job - it’s an opportunity to build a future. We offer comprehensive benefits including: medical, prescription drug, dental and vision plan choices, on-site health centers, tele-medicine, wellness resources, employee assistance programs, savings plan options (401K), financial education and planning tools, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, early childhood and post-secondary education scholarships, and more. Some benefits may vary depending on your specific division or work location.


HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

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