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Technical Writer/Editor

Company: Bechtel
Location: Pueblo
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Job Description:

Recruiter Bechtel Location Pueblo, Colorado Salary Competitive Posted 05 Sep 2019 Closes 05 Oct 2019 Ref ********** Sector Engineering Category Skilled Trades Contract Type Permanent Hours Full Time You need to sign in or create an account to save Requisition ID: ****** Relocation Authorized: None Project No.: [[cust_projectNumber]] Grade: 22 Position to be Panel Interviewed? Yes Project Background The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) approximately 25 miles from Pueblo, Colorado. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The PCAPP plant began the operations and munition destruction phase as of September 2016. Candidates for unescorted access to the Chemical Limited Area must successfully clear National Agency Check with Local Check. All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. Must be physically fit for duty and be able to work safely at an operating plant. Eligible applicants must be a U.S. citizen and successfully go through a government screening process. Based on project goals and objectives, candidates established within the local community are desirable. Role Overview The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) is looking for a Technical Writer/Editor at the Pueblo, CO location. This position will report to the O & AS Manager at the PCAPP project. This position is responsible for writing, editing, proofreading and coordinating the production of moderate to complex documents and presentations with accuracy, consistency, professional quality, and conformance to appropriate style guide. Collaborates with authors, subject matter experts, and professional staff while preparing a full range of technical documents. Handles multifaceted technical publication assignments independently. Coordinates production and monitors job progress. This PCAPP position falls under the scope of the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act of 1965 (SCA). The SCA requires PCAPP to provide employees with benefits and wages no less than the amounts the Department of Labor has established for the location and classification in which the employee will be working. This is a long-term assignment with a 4-10s schedule. The work hours are from 6:30am - 5:00pm either Monday-Thursday, or Tuesday-Friday. This position will require additional overtime hours as considered necessary. Principle responsibilities include but are not limited to: Plans, writes, edits, proofreads, and coordinates the production of moderate to complex technical documents, procedures, presentations, and other print and electronic media. Plans format of documents, organizes content, writes/edits text, and provides instructions for final production. Collaborates with authors, subject matter experts, and professional staff while preparing a full range of technical documents. Applies appropriate level of edit based on considerations such as customer expectations, audience, visibility, and corporate standards. Ensures that material is structured and formatted logically, and resolves inconsistencies. Edits and/or rewrites documents to industry and government standards while conforming to appropriate style guide and other document-related procedures. Reviews document requirements (including content and schedule) with customers and provides guidance for successful and timely product completion. Works with authors to resolve editorial and/or content issues. Monitors job progress and alerts responsible supervisor when schedules appear to be in jeopardy. Maintains complex electronic file management and configuration control. Assists other publications staff, as required. May review work of other publications staff members. Works overtime as required. Basic Qualifications: Grade 22 - Requires a bachelor's degree in Communications, English, Journalism, or related field. In lieu of a degree, six years of progressive, relevant experience in technical publications production. Must be a U.S. citizen (Dual Citizenship will be subjected to approval). Must be able to demonstrate basic to intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word. A skills assessment may be administered to test proficiency. Must be able to demonstrate basic to intermediate proficiency in clerical proofreading. A skills assessment may be administered to test proficiency. Must have good written and verbal communication skills, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and proper use of syntax. A skills assessment may be administered to test proficiency. Minimum Qualifications: Proficiency with standard document formatting/editing/production software, including electronic comment incorporation, importing graphic files, formatting tables, and developing and applying templates. Online editing/proofreading skills, and knowledge of standard editing/proofreading marks. Knowledge of current publication production methods and techniques, including graphics, document formatting, and reprographic processes. Knowledge of formatting, editing, grammatical, and writing styles (e.g., MLA, APA, Chicago). Vocabulary of the relevant technical disciplines. Ability to review, format, and edit content to professional standards while conforming to appropriate style guide and other document-related guides and procedures. Ability to identify and apply appropriate level of edit based on considerations such as customer expectations, audience, visibility, and project/corporate standards. Ability to work with people of varied backgrounds and objectives. Ability to work both independently and within a team environment. Competence in handling moderate to complex publication assignments with minimal supervision. Must be proactive, use individual initiative, follow assignments through to completion, and be attentive to detail, quality control and deadlines. Possess a high degree of flexibility, strong interpersonal skills, and proven record as a team player. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills. Professional customer service skills. Ability to perform multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities. Ability to function professionally, effectively, and efficiently in a fast-paced production environment. Ability to work overtime on short notice, as needed. Preferred Qualifications: Technical writing and editing experience in a technical publications production environment on a government project. Ability to interface with authors, subject matter experts, publications staff, and document control staff while preparing and coordinating a full range of technical documentation and other publication products. Knowledge of document development that may be specific to or across various administrative, engineering, procurement, construction, startup, and/or operations disciplines. Ability to perform substantive edits, write original text, and work with technical authors to rewrite text. Ability to work effectively within an electronic document management system. Ability to participate as publications representative at various project office locations on multi-disciplined teams planning and executing large, multi-functional, and high-profile document assignments. Familiar with scientific/engineering principles and terminology related to engineering for facility components, systems, design, and operations. Current/prior experience in editing/writing instructions/procedures. Understands trademark, copyright, and corporate identity standards and guidelines. Performs research to support document production. Experience with Microsoft Point. This project will be subject to the Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety) which governs persons performing work under the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Depending on the work performed and the access granted a government security investigation and other physical requirements such as respirators may be mandated. Eligibility to be placed in a PRP or UAP position requires US citizenship. Licenses/Certifications The following Surety Program marked with an 'x' apply to this job: ___X__ None / No Program _____ This position is designated as a Chemical Duty Position and is subject to the requirements of the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, medical exam and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations. ____ This position is designated as an Unescorted Access Position (UAP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, respiratory screening and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations. Shaping tomorrow together Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we've completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live. *************** Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Sign up for job alertsGet new jobs for this search by emailEmail jobs

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