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Technical Writer (Specification Writer 3) - 5848

Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Hampton, VA, US, 23605

Company: HII's Mission Technologies division

Requisition Number: 5848 

Required Travel: 0 - 10%

Employment Type: Full Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Security Clearance: Secret 

Level of Experience: Mid 

Employee Referral Bonus Amount: [[filter10]]

Who We Are

Mission Technologies, a division of Huntington Ingalls is seeking a Specification Writer to develop procedures used for the operation of combat control, sonar, navigation, and communications equipment and systems aboard modern nuclear submarines, and other manuals used for the training of personnel and maintenance of these systems.   As new or modernized equipment is installed aboard submarines, the Specification Writer examines the technical documentation (drawings, specification sheets, etc.) and procedures (technical manuals, component procedures and descriptions, etc.) supplied by vendors and system/equipment design engineers and agencies to develop standardized procedures and manuals to be used by the sailors aboard the submarine and maintenance personnel who will be maintaining and testing these systems.

The Specification Writer works with other writers, engineers, supply vendors, and the Navy to ensure the best and most complete information is made available to the submarine fleet.  #LI-CJ1 *EP *MV *TL

What You Will Do

Prepares specifications from engineering change notices, customer specifications, and/or published data sheets. Maintains customer specifications files; reviews customer drawings and data; translates customer language into standard procedures and product flow.

What You Must Have

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 4 years related experience in submarine shipboard electronics (combat systems, sonar, navigation, communications, radar, or electronic warfare) operation and maintenance or Naval Nuclear Power operational experience; or bachelors degree in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, or other technical field of study.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Knowledge and experience in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

Bonus Points

  • Possess operational and maintenance experience on submarine combat control systems, sonar systems, exterior communications systems, navigation systems, or electronic warfare systems.

Physical Requirements

Job performance may require working in an industrial or shipboard environment. Must be capable of climbing ladders, and tolerating confined spaces and extreme temperature variances.

HII’s Mission Technologies division develops integrated solutions that enable today’s connected, all-domain force. Capabilities include C5ISR systems and operations; the application of AI and machine learning to battlefield decisions; defensive and offensive cyberspace strategies and EW; unmanned, autonomous systems; LVC solutions; platform modernization; and critical nuclear operations. Together, HII's domain expertise and advanced technologies support mission partners anywhere around the globe. For more information, visit

HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

Nearest Major Market: Hampton Roads