Junior Technical Writer

Applied Research Assocs., Inc.

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

The Engineering Science Division (ESD) of Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is seeking a Junior Technical Writer to support the engineering and scientific research, development, testing, studies, and related activities onsite in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

 As the Junior Technical Writer you will provide word processing, graphic arts or technical writing support in the preparation of technical and administrative publications and presentations associated with engineering and scientific research, development, testing, studies, and related activities.  Perform moderately complex word processing and graphics tasks requiring considerable classroom or on-the-job training or performs technical writing tasks requiring comprehensive technical knowledge of writing and editing practices and procedures. Provide direction to junior documentation specialists and interfaces directly with the task originator regarding specific work assignments.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Study must have included courses in word processing, technical writing/editing, graphic arts, and presentations. 
  • Must be capable of performing moderately complex word processing, technical writing and editing, graphic arts, and visual presentations associated with aircraft safety research, development, test, and evaluation activities with full effectiveness after a brief orientation period.
  • Must have at least 2 to 4 years or more of word processing, technical writing/editing, graphic arts, and visual presentation experience in the aircraft safety research engineering or related research scientific fields; OR have at least 6 years of word processing, technical writing/editing, graphic arts, and visual presentation experience in the scientific, engineering, transportation, or related fields.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Requires Secret Security Clearance or higher and DHS Suitability.


Applied Research Associates, Inc. is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1200 professionals. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement analysis, and robotics.

At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. The corporation realizes that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the company’s success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The motto, “Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit” sums up the ARA experience. For additional information and an opportunity to join this unique workplace, please visit our website at www.ara.com.

Please apply at www.careers.ara.com for the Junior Technical Writer position.