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Technical Writer Air Force

Location:
Mount Vernon, IA
Salary:
25.00 per hour
Posted:
October 09, 2018

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MICHAEL C. SMITH

**** ******* ***** **, ***** Rapids, IA 52402

Home: 319-***-**** Cell: 319-***-****

Email: ac7bw3@r.postjobfree.com

Experience Summary

** ***** *********** ** ********** of aircraft and vehicle maintenance.

18 years’ experience in writing manuals for military and commercial aircraft.

12 years experienced as a project manager.

7 years’ experience in instructing electronics technology to US and foreign military personal.

2 years experienced as a contracts administrator.

14 years experienced using ArborText SGML.

12 years experienced using ATA 100, ATA 2200, MIL-M-38784B, or MIL-M-38784C.

Experienced in working with local, national, and foreign customers.

Professional Experience

L3 Aviation Products, Sarasota, FL Feb 2018 to Jun 2018

Project Manager / Technical Writer Contractor

Organize, develop, and gather related data to support flight data and cockpit voice records requirements.

Analyzes customer requirements, reviewed and coordinates specifications, and researches technical information used to develop technical documentation.

Determines graphics requirements and creates/modifies simple illustrations.

Wrote and edit Maintenance Significant Item – 3 (MSG-3) analysis for inflight recorders.

BOEING DEFENSE CORP., Oklahoma City, OK Mar 2017 to Jun 2017

Technical Data Designer 7 Contractor

Organizes, develops, wrote and edits publications and related data to support product requirements.

Gathers and analyzes customer requirements, reviews and coordinates specifications, and researches technical information used to develop technical documentation.

Determines graphics requirements and creates/modifies simple illustrations.

Participates in reviews to ensure accuracy of technical information.

JOHN DEERE, Waterloo, IA Sep 2015 to Nov 2016

Parts Catalog Auditor Contractor

Audit parts catalogs for equipment produced worldwide and were written in India and China.

Insured dealer’s contracts requirement was achieved or exceeded.

Together with customer service worked on parts issues such as correct part number and export compliance.

US Coast Guard, Elizabeth City, NC Mar 2015 to May 2015

Technical Writer Contractor

Convert the newly transfer Air Force C-27J aircraft Flight Manuals into Coast Guard standard formatted Flight Manuals.

The Air Force manuals were in Microsoft word and Coast Guard required them to be in SGML format using ArborText.

Volunteer to help homeless or near-homeless veterans. Oct 2009 to Mar 2015

Assisted them in transitioning to community living with a respectful, caring and friendly environment.

Assisted combat veterans with PTSD issue on how to adjust to civilian life.

ROCKWELL COLLINS, Cedar Rapids, IA May 2005 to Sep 2009

Senior Technical Writer

Develop Maintenance Significant Item – 3 (MSG-3) data for equipment installation on aircraft manufactures aircraft around the world.

Examine technical data and engineering drawings for commercial airlines and military aircraft manuals.

Made changes to existing manuals using engineering change documents and change request from customers.

LOCKHEED MARTIN AIRCRAFT AND LOGISTICS CENTER, Greenville, SC Jan 2005 to May 2005

Senior Technical Publications Specialist Contractor

Researched technical data and wrote supplemental Avionics Maintenance Manual for Royal Saudi Air Force C-130 aircraft.

Manuals consisted of introduction, theory of operation, testing, fault isolation, and removal and installation procedures.

NORTHROP GRUMMAN, Baltimore, MD July 2004 to Dec 2004

Senior Technical Writer Contractor

Researched and wrote the Real-Time Control technical manual for the Single Cabinet Radar upgrade program for the AWACS aircraft.

Manuals consisted of introduction, theory of operation, testing, fault isolation, and troubleshooting procedures.

Manual was written in accordance with MIL-M-38784C.

Perform valuation of technical manual with other team member and engineering department..

LOCKHEED MARTIN INTEGRATED SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS, Goodyear, AZ Jan 2004 to June 2004

Senior Technical Writer Contractor

Update U. S. Air Force U-2 Aircraft/Weapons/Electronic Mission Planning System using technical data and engineering drawings.

Wrote changes to theory of operation, testing, fault isolation, troubleshooting procedures, and repair parts sections.

Perform valuation of revised technical manuals with customer.

UNITED DEFENSE, York, PA Jul 2003 to Dec 2003

Senior Technical Writer Contractor

Researched technical data and engineering drawings to write new fire control system section for the Self-Propelled Howitzer 155MM M109A6.

The new fire control system consisted of theory of operation, testing, fault isolation, troubleshooting procedures, and repair parts sections.

Wrote changes to theory of operation, testing, fault isolation, troubleshooting procedures, and repair parts sections.

Attended meeting with vendors to insure timely delivery of technical data.

Perform valuation of revised technical manuals with customer.

ROCKWELL COLLINS, Cedar Rapids, IA May 2000 to Mar 2003

Senior Technical Writer

Examine technical data and engineering drawings for avionics manuals for commercial airlines and military aircraft.

Made changes to existing manuals using engineering change documents and change request from customers.

Perform valuation of revised technical manuals with customer.

MCLEOD USA, Cedar Rapids, IA Apr 2000 to May 2000

Senior Technical Writer Contractor

Researched and wrote accounting procedures manuals for new accounting system being installed in all locations.

Conducted interviews managers and accountants to determine what information was required.

Perform valuation of new procedures manuals with accountants.

Military Service Jun 1966 to Sep 1988

US Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 as a Communication-Electronics Maintenance Officer (MOS 286}. Retired with 22 years’ active duty. The following is a list of my duty position:

Communication-Electronics Maintain Officer, 11th Signal Battalion for 6 months in Germany.

Maintain Platoon Leader, Company C, 11th Signal Battalion for 18 months in Germany.

Communication-Electronics Maintain Officer, 16th Tactical Air Traffic Control Battalion for 2 years. Unit was awarded Outstanding Unit Award.

Project Manager for a 450-million-dollar communication project for the Philippine military in the Philippines for 2 years. Contract Administrator for 14 contracts that provided parts and services located in both US and the Philippines.

Engineering Officer to develop installs drawing and BOM for navigation aids fort 99 different locations in the US.

Forces Command staff officer for Air Traffic Control maintenance in the US.

Avionics Platoon Sergeant in Alaska, Germany, Texas, and Viet Nam.

Avionics Repairman in Germany and Viet Nam.

Education

BS, Business, Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA 2007

A.S., Electronics Technology, DeKalb College, DeKalb, GA 1978

A.S., Liberal Arts, University of the State of New York, Albany, NY 1977

Certified Professional Manager, James Madison University College of Business 1999



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