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Technical Writer-Editor I

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Job Description - Ball Corporation

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Technical Writer-Editor I (******)

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Who We Are:

Ball Aerospace leads the way in designing, developing and manufacturing innovative aerospace systems. We take on some of the most complex and exciting challenges in the universe--from space and Earth science to national security and intelligence programs.

We produce spacecraft, instruments and sensors, RF and microwave technologies, data exploitation solutions, and a variety of advanced aerospace technologies and products. In addition, we pioneered the development of the commercial remote sensing market, producing spacecraft and imaging systems that helped spawn a market-driven demand for imagery.

Our success is built on more than products or systems. Our team of more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, technicians and support staff drives all the achievements at Ball Aerospace. Whether contributing to a better understanding of the universe or helping keep our nation safe, our people bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills together to achieve a common mission.


Technical Writer - Editor

Communicate the companys technical information in ways that are more understandable, usable, and accessible for employees and customers.

What youll do:

- Proof, edit, write, research, organize, and format technical content for business proposals, program reports, hardware specifications, user manuals, white papers, and other documentation
- Review and edit professional journal articles for clarity, grammar, format, and compliance with applicable standards
- Create forms, checklists, procedures, and work instructions to support business processes
- company- and community-specific publication standards, branding elements, style guides, and best practices to create high-quality, Ball-branded professional content in all materials developed
- Coordinate team efforts for document layout, illustration development, and reprographics for final document production
- Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
- Perform other duties as necessary.

What youll need:

- Bachelors degree in Technical Writing, Technical Communication, or Professional Writing, Journalism, English, or Communications with an emphasis or work experience in a technology area (engineering or computer science preferred).
- Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
- Expertise in writing, editing, proofing, and researching technical documentation
- Ability to interview subject matter experts, grasp key technical concepts, and distill information into technically accurate, understandable prose
- Ability to condense or revise highly technical content into easily understandable text and ensure thoroughness and accuracy of all publications
- Excellent customer service skills
- Ability to work multiple projects simultaneously, under deadline pressure with fast turnarounds
- Ability to coordinate with project personnel, support functions, and subject matter experts
- Ability to review the scope of documents against program objectives or proposal requirements to ensure compliance and completeness of information
- Ability to work well with people as well as independently, and with little or no supervision after initial briefing
- Ability to maintain a predictable work schedule with occasional flexibility for evening or weekend work to meet deadlines, as needed
- Ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance
- Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook


- Certified Professional Technical Communicator (e.g., certification through the Society for Technical Communications)
- Familiarity with Microsoft Point, Visio, and Project, and Adobe Acrobat Pro, Illustrator, and InDesign
- Ability to design the structure of complex documents
- Ability to incorporate accessibility considerations for those with disabilities
- Ability to identify and implement visual design elements to improve readability and understanding
- Ability to apply information mapping concepts to organize complicated topics

Working Conditions:

- Work is performed in an office environment.
- Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

Security Clearance:

Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance. A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant will be required to obtain a DoD clearance within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. * US Citizenship is Required


Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:


Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.

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