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AM General Corporation Technical Writer in Auburn Hills, Michigan

AM General LLCTechnical WriterAuburn Hills, MI 48326

AM General LLC,headquartered in South Bend, IN., with major facilities in nearby Mishawaka, IN., Auburn Hills, MI., Franklin, OH., and offices in Arlington, VA., designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide.

Through its Military business, the company is recognized as a world leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and support of Light Tactical Vehicles, having produced and sustained more than 300,000 vehicles in over 60 countries.

AM General’s growing Commercial business includes two wholly owned subsidiaries: diesel engine manufacturer Powertrain Assembly Plant and automatic transmission manufacturer General Transmission Products. AM General has more than six decades of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states.

Position Summary:

Researches engineering drawings, specifications, service data and Government-furnished source data in preparing and editing various types of technical manuals including Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs) for military vehicles. Reviews data to determine detailed scope and content of project including illustrations. Reviews drawings, engineering reports, specifications and related contract material. Prepares technical data for completeness, format and technical accuracy.     


Researches and prepares manuals such as Operators Manuals, Maintenance Manuals, and IETMs, and other publications relating to military vehicles and equipment. Incorporates changes into appropriate manuals as required by Engineering Change Proposals, Engineering Release Records, and DA Form 2028s.

Prepares and edits technical manual and IETM procedures which include informational and instructional narrative on theory of operation, maintenance, diagnostics and selection of parts and assemblies. In coordination with Illustrators, explains type of illustrations required, breakdown of text and arrangement of illustrations. Coordinates with Engineers and other involved personnel and obtains the technical data and information to be incorporated in the publications.

Compiles and develops data describing preparations necessary for tools used, inspection required and final preparation for service readiness. Prepares initial composition of manuals and IETMs. Edits own work for compliance with specifications and directives, spelling, grammar, continuity and compliance with Government requirements.

Participates in Validations/Verifications to ensure technical accuracy of publications materials.

Add other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Minimum four years experience in the field of Military Technical Writing development. Aptitude for mechanical applications to vehicles and equipment.Knowledge of XML software is essential.

Physical Effort:

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

  • The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls.

  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and or move objects up to 25 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Working Conditions:

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routine uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers/scanning, fax machines, and file cabinets.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.