Technical Writer Senior

Oshkosh Defense

About Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh company.

Oshkosh Defense stands behind those who dedicate their lives to protecting others. As an industry-leading tactical vehicle manufacturer, every day we strive to meet or exceed our customers' ever-changing needs with next generation defense technologies and advanced systems. We operate with unparalleled commitment to those who depend on our products and services worldwide to perform their missions.

Position Details

Technical Writer Senior
Northeast Wisconsin
Oshkosh, WI


These duties are not meant to be all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned.

  • Develop Maintenance Task Analysis drafts for technical accuracy, grammar, punctuation, and prepare document for xml conversion. 
  • Assist in the development and updating of Technical Manual plans and the execution of the plan regarding tech manuals/lETM. Take responsibility for the complete publication, including supporting information, TOC, index and appendix. 
  • Apply and understand MIL-STD associated with technical writing, publications, and contract requirements. 
  • Evaluate and adjust quality checks for quality metrics. Support government Verifications with the end user and document improvements to the In-process Inspection Report (IIR) checks based on trends recorded at verification. 
  • Use LEAN tools to create standards i.e. SIPOC/ SOP. Establish and document best practices and lessons learned. 
  • Train other Technical Writers on the team to follow Oshkosh standards, SOPs and MIL STD-40051. 
  • Research and develop future tools, and technologies that would improve the process.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing, Communications, or English. 
  • Two (2) to Four (4) years of relevant experience in Technical Writing or Communications. 
  • Mechanical and spatial aptitude. 
  • Strong attention to detail and a keen sense of page/document layout. 
  • Ability to apply Military Standards and Specification to information with an understanding of the solider in the field as the primary user of the information. 
  • Experience with Photoshop and Acrobat Pro. 
  • Experience and proficiency with various web-based software applications including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc.


  • Prior experience with Content Management Systems. 
  • Experience with CAD, Illustration, or Graphics artwork. XML writing

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