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Technical Writer

Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide.

Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A.

which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide.

We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture, which rewards performance.

For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at

DRS Daylight Solutions is a subsidiary of Leonardo DRS.

Our mission at DRS Daylight Solutions is to be a leader in developing molecular detection, imaging and illumination systems for use in scientific research, life sciences, industrial process control, and defense applications.

Mixed Generation Infrared Countermeasure Laser Systems.

Multi-Spectral Beacons for Combat Identification.

Sensors for Real-Time Liquid & Gas Phase Analysis.

Mid Infrared Chemical Imaging.

DRS Daylight Solutions culture is family oriented, friendly, innovative, and collaborative.

We enjoy working hard and have fun doing it.

Our purpose is to save lives with light.

If you are an innovator that wants to be part of the solution, we are looking for pioneers like you who will help bring great ideas from concept to reality.

Job Location: San Diego, CA

Position Summary:

The Technical Writer IV authors complex technical materials, such as work instructions, procedures, equipment manuals, technical appendices, operating instruction, maintenance instructions, and software requirements documents.

Reviews all documents against the quality systems requirements; and as needed, system engineering and contract requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

* Generates product specific work instruction based on observation, engineering documentation review, and hands on manufacturing floor experience.

* Supports technician training by manufacturing engineers on authored work instructions.

* Working with other departments, writes and updates quality system procedures.

* Working with other departments, writes and edits program specific documents including manufacturing plans and quality plans.

* Working with manufacturing engineering and quality, writes detailed manufacturing equipment specification documents covering basic machine function and operating software.

These requirement documents may be used to guide the design of internally built equipment or equipment ordered from external suppliers.

Will also participate in acceptance testing of this equipment.

* Coordinates design and procurement of all product technical labels.

This will involve reviewing requirement of specific contracts, outside regulating agencies, and DRS Daylight graphic and branding guidelines.

* Reviews and designs output format of test ...