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ATA Manual Specialist

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ATA Manual Specialist

Louisville, KY
Full Time
  • Responsibilities


    The Aircraft Manual Specialist will be responsible for maintaining and updating manuals relating to aircraft maintenance and the operation of UPS aircraft. The specialist will process change notifications in manuals through standards, style guides, and consultation with internal and external departments. Reviewing and editing text, illustrations, and wiring diagrams.


    • Research and interpret technical information to develop technical documents.
    • Work independently and as part of a team to help revise a set of airplane technical manuals from engineering, manufacturing, and supplier data.
    • Ability to create line art to illustrate aircraft parts and assemblies for use in aircraft technical manuals, parts catalogs, and other related publications.
    • Exhibit strong attention to detail and be an excellent communicator.
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  • Qualifications


    • Aviation technical writing experience preferred.
    • Knowledge of technical publications regulatory requirements and Industry Writing Specifications (ATA, S1000D, typical DTDs/schema, elements and attributes).
    • Experience with structured authoring environment (SGML, XML) and .xml authoring software.
    • Experience with MS Office suite.
    • Experience with interpreting engineering orders.
    • Experience creating and editing vector drawing illustrations.
    • Knowledge of aircraft technical documentation, including illustrated parts catalogs, airplane maintenance manuals, operator manuals, and installation instructions.
    • A fundamental understanding of FARs as they apply to aircraft operations and maintenance.
    • Excellent communication and computer skills.
    • Demonstrate strong attention to detail and personal organization.
    • Self-starter and able to make sound writing decisions with minimum assistance from supervision.


    • .xml authoring software: 3 years (Required)
    • Aviation technical writing: 3 years (Preferred)
    • Vector drawing illustrations: 3 years (Preferred)


    • Associate's degree or higher in Aircraft Maintenance, English, Technical Communications, Engineering, or a related field (Required)

    UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law

  • Industry
    Package/Freight Delivery
  • About Us
    Founded on a $100 loan in 1907, 2 teenage boys opened up a messenger service in a 6 by 17 foot office located just below the sidewalk on Second Avenue and Main Street in Seattle, WA. Messengers ran errands, carried notes, hand baggage, and delivered trays of food for customers. They also delivered packages, traveling by streetcars and bicycles for longer trips, and later using motorcycles.