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Maintenance Manual Author Full-time

at Textron Aviation in Kansas (Published at 15-05-2019)


Create and prepare new or revised aircraft technical documentation about the operation and maintenance of aircraft parts, systems and assemblies. Conduct research independently and collaboratively using engineering database information, engineering drawings, functional tests and other sources to ensure all data conforms to established design specifications while providing customers with detailed instructions for continued airworthiness.


  • Responsible for completing engineering research, development and certification requirements for authoring/illustrating new and sustaining model technical publications.
  • Utilize CATIA CAD and Arbortext authoring software to produce detailed 2D and 3D interactive procedures to support the operation and maintenance of aircraft systems.
  • Ensures all data conforms to established design specifications and regulatory requirements.
  • Verifies accuracy of content, instructions and illustrations by collaborating with design engineers, project teams and customer service representatives.
  • Validates technical document procedures by conducting virtual (CATIA) and on-aircraft validations of part details, assemblies and installations.



  • Bachelor?s degree in Engineering, Aviation, or related field.
  • 0-2 years relative experience in technical field.
  • A&P and/or Pilot?s license a plus.


  • An understanding of engineering data, with an ability to research and analyze engineering drawings and technical documents.
  • Mechanical aptitude with experience and knowledge of aircraft operation, aircraft systems, aircraft maintenance practices and aircraft manufacturing.
  • Familiar with FAA Regulations and Aviation Industry (iSpec 2200, S1000D, MilSpecs, etc.) specifications and guidelines.
  • Experience using SGML/HTML/XML and/or Arbortext Editor preferred.
Professional and diplomatic demeanor with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
EEO Statement
Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.
Pay Transparency Policy Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor?s legal duty to furnish information.
Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements, including US Citizenship, for access to classified information.

Job Field: Engineering
Primary Location: US-Kansas-Wichita
Recruiting Company: Textron Aviation
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Shift: First Shift
Travel: No
Job Posting: 05/15/2019, 1:25:21 PM

Textron (and its subsidiaries) participates in E-Verify. We will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employer?s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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