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9 Oct 2013

Full-Time Technical Writer 3 (Colorado Springs, CO)

Honeywell – Posted by TechWhirl Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit

Honeywell Aerospace is a $12B+ SBG (Strategic Business Group) with 40,000 employees worldwide. Honeywell Aerospace is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, propulsion engines, aircraft and engine systems and full-service solutions for our customers. The business is organized into three strategic business units to serve the needs of aerospace manufacturers and end users in three key industry segments:

Air Transport & Regional
Business & General Aviation
Defense & Space

With operations at nearly 100 worldwide manufacturing and service sites, Honeywell Aerospace strives to enhance customer value by making flight safer, more reliable and more cost-effective. Our vision is to transform the world with Aerospace technology and innovative people.

Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., (HTSI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell headquartered in Columbia, MD, with approximately 5,000 employees at over 155 locations around the world. We are a recognized leader in delivering engineering, information, logistics and professional services to clients in the space, defense, logistics and information technology markets.

Position Description:

The candidate will lead a team of technical writers performing reviews of US Air Force Academy (USAFA)’s existing networks and systems documentation, to include inputs from developer and support teams.

Work closely with Subject Matters Experts (SMEs) to analyze, create, and edit a wide variety of technical documentation to include extensively working with commercial companies, various Government agencies, and within the Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) framework. Documentation that technical writers work with may include: test plans, testing results, diagrams, response plans, and internal training material.


Bachelor’s degree in English with a focus on Technical Communications, Journalism, or a technical field with a minor in English or Communications and 8 years of experience.

Additional Qualifications:
Must be able to obtain a minimum of a DoD Secret clearance.
Required to meet DoD Directive 8570.01 standards by obtaining a Security+ certification within 90 days of the date of hire and a technical certification within 180 days of the date of hire.

Skills/Attributes Sought:

Successful candidates must demonstrate the following competencies for this position:
Written communication – Communicates complex technical information in layman’s terms using principles of technical writing (clarity, brevity, flow, grammatical correctness, consistency, etc.); must be able to demonstrate advanced skills with Microsoft Word and familiarity with Microsoft Excel
Self-motivated learning – Willing to learn about new technologies, commercial and government policies, and any other task-related material without direct instruction; must be motivated to seek constant improvement in skill sets
Problem solving – Uses critical thinking and different technologies to analyze data, situations, policy requirements, etc., to develop multiple methods of meeting a goal; uses limited information to understand a larger picture of business operations and apply that information to everyday tasking
Professionalism – Displays consideration of all stakeholders’ interests in daily interactions; ensures all communication, both written and verbal, is of the highest quality possible; maintains professionalism and courtesy toward co-workers at all times
Focus on details – Must be detail-oriented in all writing/editing, ensuring that grammar, spelling, and formatting are correct and consistent with Honeywell standards, as well as meeting any policy and template requirements
Planning/organization – Works independently and efficiently to meet deadlines; able to prioritize tasking to meet shifting responsibilities/needs; able to analyze processes for potential improvements
Customer service – Conforms to customer specifications, schedule changes, and mission alterations; maintains a positive, proactive attitude of helpfulness and respect towards customers at all times in all circumstances
Ability to adapt – Willing to accept work outside of normal operations and familiar tasking and adapt strategies, documents, and training to different audiences and circumstances
Strategic thinking – Maintains awareness of internal goals and customer goals; understands company’s position relative to competitors and identifies opportunities for improvement and strategic advantage

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce.
Job: Customer/Product Support
Primary Location: USA-CO-Colorado Springs
Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree
Travel: No
Relocation Available: No
University Relations Requisition: No

Job Categories: Technical Editing and Technical Writer. Job Types: Full-Time.

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