Technical Writer

Hanover MD Oceaneering

Company Profile

Oceaneering Technologies (OTECH) develops, manufactures, and operates customized marine systems, shipboard equipment, subsea vehicles, and engineered solutions for commercial and U.S. military vessels.

Oceaneering Aerospace and Defense Technologies (AdTech) delivers solutions that enable humans to work safely and effectively in harsh environments – from underwater to the outer reaches of space. Our innovative solutions support the development and application of practical, cost-effective systems that meet our customers' challenges – from routine to extreme. Our experience and expertise across multiple industries uniquely positions us as a leader in the government, space, and maritime services markets. Our products and services meet the rigorous demands of the complex environments in which they operate, delivering results without compromising safety or reliability.

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

The Technical Writer develops and maintains technical documentation in a coordinated team management environment. This role requires interactions with managers and engineering staff in all departments. The Technical Writer will have the opportunity to create technical documentation using Microsoft Office applications, as well as digital SGML/SML manuals. This is a hybrid position, with offices located in Hanover, MD.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Conduct research, including reading source material and meeting with subject matter experts (SMEs).
• Read and interpret engineering information and drawings.
• Write product descriptions, theory of operations, and other technical manuals and documentation.
• Write and edit documentation according to published department standards and procedures.
• Create simple illustrations and screen captures as needed. Coordinate the efforts of graphic designers for more complicated illustrations.
• Submit drafts to SMEs and peers; incorporate review comments into documents.
• Provide periodic status reports to Project Managers and Integrated Logistics Support Manager.



• Hold a Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, Technical Writing, or Communications. Significant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
• 0-3 of experience in the preparation and review of technical materials for publication, including writing maintenance, operations, troubleshooting, and set up/tear down procedures without source data.
• Ability to work independently and in a small team environment.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to successfully interact with all levels of the company and subcontractor organizations.
• Familiarity with engineering standards and language.
• Familiarity with proposal formatting and language.
• Well-developed application software skills in Windows environment, with emphasis in Microsoft Office applications.
• Ability to interpret engineering drawings and data.


• Familiarity with government and commercial contract requirements.
• Ability to obtain security clearance.
• Experience developing technical documentation in an engineering environment.
• Familiarity with Government publication standards for specifications and manuals.
• Experience with large-scale commercial and/or military systems.

Additional Information

This position is Hybrid and will require commuting to a designated office. Hybrid work schedules are determined by the hiring manager based on business need.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors

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