Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

Technical Writer

Location US
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/1/2022 4:11 PM)
Job ID
Contractors - All
Experience (Years)
Tracy Lin
Minimum Degree


Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a subsidiary of Thales Defense & Security, is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system & software integration for the United States defense industry. AAC focuses on emerging areas to be a leading provider of Undersea Warfare Solutions and our customers’ natural choice for integrated systems, sensors, weapons, and trainers. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at:


Job Title: Technical Writer


Job Location: Washington, D.C., Manassas, VA, Lemont Furnace, PA


Position Summary

Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. Analyze developments in specific field to determine need for revisions in previously published materials and development of new material.


Primary and Essential Accountabilities

  • Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions
  • Analyze developments in specific field to determine need for revisions in previously published materials and development of new material
  • Arrange for typing, duplication, and distribution of material
  • Assist in laying out material for publication
  • Confer with customer representatives, vendors, plant executives, or publisher to establish technical specifications and to determine subject material to be developed for publication
  • Draw sketches to illustrate specified materials or assembly sequence
  • Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by other writers or establishment personnel
  • Interview production and engineering personnel and read journals and other material to become familiar with product technologies and production methods
  • Maintain records and files of work and revisions
  • Observe production, developmental, and experimental activities to determine operating procedure and detail
  • Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology
  • Review manufacturers and trade catalogs, drawings and other data relative to operation, maintenance, and service of equipment
  • Review published materials and recommended revisions or changes in scope, format, content, and methods of reproduction and binding
  • Support, communicate, reinforce, and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Secondary Accountabilities

  • Select photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate material
  • Study drawings, specifications, mockups, and product samples to integrate and delineate technology, operating procedure, and production sequence and detail


Basic Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship required. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Intermediate knowledge in desktop publishing software, and be proficient in applications such as, Microsoft Word

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting (up to 0-20 lbs.): up to 0-25% of time
  • Walking: up to 0-25% of time
  • Climbing, Bending, Standing, Stooping: up to 0-10% of time
  • Sitting: up to 0-75% of time
  • Travel: up to 0-10% of time


We offer a variety of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and 401(k) savings plan. We champion programs that focus on you and your family’s physical, emotional and financial well-being.


Other benefits include:

  • Flexible work schedules such as our 9/80 schedule (off every other Friday)
  • Generous PTO and designated paid holidays
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave

The health and safety of our employees and their families remains a top priority at AAC. Successful candidates must comply with federal contractor vaccine mandate requirements. Subject to state-specific exemptions, newly hired employees are required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated prior to their start date, unless a medical or religious accommodation or an exemption pursuant to applicable state law is formally approved by AAC prior to commencing employment. 


AAC champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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