NR110419 - Senior Technical Writer

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Key information

Customer services and support
Program / Customer Relations
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Gainesville, Texas, UNITED STATES
Regular Full time, Full-time
Bachelor's Degree
More than 5 years

Job description

Job ID: NR110419
Title: Senior Technical Writer
Company: Safran Seats USA LLC
Location: Gainesville, TX 76240


  • • Creates and revises technical documentation from production blueprints and correspondence with Engineering, Manufacturing and other applicable areas
  • • Responsible for the training activities of all technical data staffing
  • • Specific Duties and Responsibilities (essential functions) as follows:
o Creates technical documentation based on engineering drawings
o Corresponds with Engineering and Manufacturing (and other applicable) departments to ensure correctness of technical documentation
o Revises and maintains technical documentation based on engineering drawings and previous documentation
o Works within tight schedules to complete technical documentation in a timely and thorough manner
o Manages the Component Maintenance Manual (CMM) and Service Bulletin/ Service Information Letter (SB/SIL) process(es)
o Creates and completes Component Maintenance Manual (CMM) updates revisions as required
o Creates and completes Service Bulletin/ Service Information (SB/SIL) as required
o Responsible for the training of all technical data staffing, including the creation and maintenance of all training materials
o Ensures that all technical data activities are in compliance with Zodiac Seats Quality and applicable regulatory requirements
o Must have good communication skills with all internal and external customers
o Provides technical support to customers as required
o May be required to perform various other duties as assigned

Job requirements


  • • Bachelor's degree in English, Civil Engineering or related technical discipline, plus five years of experience in technical writing
  • • Experience in technical writing must include five years in each of the following:
o Knowledge of blueprints
o Knowledge of Component Maintenance Manuals (CMMs) and Service Bulletins/Service Information Letters (SB/SILs)
o ATA 2200 specifications including but not limited to S1000D
o 5 years experience with Tech Data software including at least two of the following programs or equivalent:
 Arbortext
 Framemaker
 Graphic software such as: IsoDraw, or Corel
o Any experience with manufacturing and/or assembly
o Ability to generate written communication and operate required office equipment
o Must have the ability to generate written communication and to operate required office equipment
o Must type at least 40 wpm
o Must have the ability to read and review written communication
o Must have speech and hearing abilities that allow individual to communicate clearly and distinctly in English
  • • Experience may be gained concurrently

Specificity of the job

Requires travel less than 5% to domestic and international locations

Company information

Safran Seats

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Seats is a world leader in aircraft passenger and crew seats. One million seats made by the company are now in service worldwide.

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