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Ricardo Defense - Technical Writer

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location
  • Troy, MI

Job Description


Ricardo Defense is seeking a Technical Writer in our Logistics Department, to perform technical writing, editing and revising of Army Technical Manuals (TMs).   The Technical Writer will work with both U.S. Army and Contractor personnel including engineers, designers, and technicians and logisticians to perform maintenance task analysis and develop technical documentation to support fielding, operation and maintenance of platform integrated systems. The ideal Technical Writer is proactive, eager to learn, and can view problems analytically and act on them effectively.

Ricardo Defense is a full-service engineering and technology company that develops customized solutions for government and commercial organizations.  Ricardo Defense combines experience, skill, and innovation to bring leading-edge technologies and engineering to customers who require mission-critical systems. Our core capabilities include designing complex embedded systems and technology-enabled business management solutions.

Essential Duties and Respnsibilities:

  • Working as part of a team providing logistics support services in support of Technical Manual development including researching specs and drawings
  • Ability to determine illustrations needed for publication and to develop rough sketches or photographic markups to assist the illustrator and excellent computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products, Adobe Pro, XML editors (such as Arbor text Editor)
  • Creating content, coding work packages
  • Military writing and editing conventions, as well as graphic standards



  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an applicable field of study
  • A minimum of 12 years of U.S. Government or relevant military experience
  • Interpret and convert information (e.g. engineering models, drawings, schematics, spreadsheets) into end-user military standard (MIL STD) documentation and reference materials such as Maintenance Allocation Charts (MAC), repair parts and special tools lists
  • Excellent computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products, Adobe Pro, Power Log J, COMPASS and XML editors
  • Familiar with Military Documentation Standards; MIL-STD-40051, MIL-STD-2361C, and MIL-HDBK-1222F
  • Able to obtain a Government Security Clearance


Ricardo Defense offers an impressive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • Company Paid Life and AD&D
  • Company Paid Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending & HSA Accounts
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick days


About Us:

Ricardo Defense is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ricardo Inc. established as a separate limited liability company in 2015 and structured under a Defense Security Service ‘Special Security Agreement’. Ricardo Defense provides engineering, technology, product innovation, sustainment, and field support services for our customers in the defense industry. We are committed to providing outstanding value through quality engineering solutions focused on class-leading product innovation and robust strategic implementation. We are guided by our corporate values of respect, integrity, creativity & innovation and passion. Ricardo, Inc. is the US subsidiary of Ricardo plc. For more information, visit www.ricardo.com.

Ricardo Defense is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity or gender expression), age, mental or physical disability, creed, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic trait or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.