Document Conversion Assistant

Posted on April 5th, 2017

A leader in aviation and aviation training products is looking for the best to journey with us into the future of navigation!

For more than 80 years, Jeppesen, a Boeing subsidiary, has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations.

We are the world’s leading provider of aeronautical data, and are combining our company’s enduring spirit of innovation with a legacy of leadership in aviation to deliver 21st century navigation and optimization solutions.

At Jeppesen, we believe in a balance between personal growth and professional development. We hire the best to grow our company’s future. Visit our website (www. Jeppesen.com) to learn more about Jeppesen’s pioneering spirit, and to apply for our open positions.

Summary:
Conversion and cleanup of legacy Framemaker and Word documents to DITA XML

Essential Functions:

Assist with:
Source Cleanup
o Evaluate and remove legacy conditions, expressions, variables, character styles, paragraph styles, and table styles that are no longer used or needed.

Preparing Source for Migration
o Change name of conditions or paragraph styles, and so on, to map directly to DITA structures.

Pre-Conversion Content Cleanup
o Identify topics based on DITA information types.
o Minimalism
 Ensure that content is goal-based.
 Remove unnecessary steps in tasks.
 Remove unnecessary lead-in sentences.
o Structure
 Eliminate or reduce cross-references to reduce dependencies on other topics. Move links to a related-links or reltable structure.
 Avoid overly complex structures (tables within tables, procedures in tables).
 Provide short descriptions that contain the key point and summary without repeating the title.
o Semantics
 Remove bold, underline, and italic.
 Map content to the appropriate semantic tags or styles.

Conversion to DITA
o Export source files to XML.
o Run XSLT conversion scripts to convert XML to DITA.

Post-conversion cleanup
o Cleanup any content or XML errors resulting from the migration.
o Test document rendering and verification.

Education/Experience:
Strong knowledge of English, grammar and syntax rules, and copy editing.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
• XML (required)
• Structured documentation (preferred)
• XSLT (preferred)
• DITA (preferred)
Important Notice:
• US Citizenship required- due to nature of work being performed

Jeppesen offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive selection of benefit options, including 401(k) with company match.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of drug screen and background verification.