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The Technical Illustrator visualizes and represents, in pictorial terms, the function, operation, design characteristics, and maintenance concepts of assigned items for illustration for use in Technical Materials that are compatible with Military Standard requirements.

Duties Include:

  • Researches, studies, reviews and analyzes a variety of source materials, including photographs, engineering drawings and rough sketches to determine the appropriate graphic presentation.
  • Produces technically accurate two-dimensional (2D) illustrations and isometric technical models using AutoCAD and Adobe Illustrator software.
  • Creates new vector based drawings from out-dated or sub-quality raster images for use in various technical manuals.
  • Makes complete camera-ready copies of illustrations, bar charts, logic diagrams, schematics, wiring diagrams and cutaway views of equipment using computer graphics printers, plotters and pens.
  • Photographs aircraft modifications for use in planning illustrations for new additions to technical manuals.
  • Accesses Pubs Database to enter and replace illustrations and fulfills Publications Change Requests (PCR) and Maintenance Engineering Orders (MEO) to MIL standards as assigned.
  • Establishes procedures and processes for the operation of the technical illustrator’s office in support of the technical writers: submission process, priority of work, and review procedures to ensure technical accuracy of prepared illustrations.
  • Provides daily guidance for assigned VT Group illustrators; responsible for the training and daily performance.
  • Coordinates with IT to ensure the most current and approved software is available; plans and schedules training for new or upgraded software.
  • Prepares and conducts annual review for all employees assigned to the technical illustrator’s section supporting the Black Hawk Program Managers Office.
  • Converts various illustration file forms into files compatible with standard requirements and maintains and updates illustration tracking database.



  • Bachelor’s degree and six years relevant experience, Associate degree and eight years relevant experience, or High School and fifteen years relevant experience.
  • Included within the years of experience: four years relevant systems management experience. Relevant systems management experience is included in the following: logistics, analysis, planning, design, development, implementation and support of various ADP, telecommunication and hardware systems.
  • Experienced in planning, monitoring and tracking government contract activities, including prime and subcontractor activities and deliverables.
  • Basic illustrator skills required, understanding various desktop illustrator software is desired
  • 10% travel is possible with this position
  • Requires a Secret Security Clearance.


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